6 years ago
Our friend Matt at Blackfive has posted some great video from SOF in Sadr City. It’s well worth the time to view it. Anyone who has spent even a few minutes at The Captain’s Journal knows full well what we think of Sadr and the political reluctance on the part of both the Iraqi and U.S. administrations to take him on and cut his forces’ ties with Iran. Force must be projected into his camp, and this is a good start.
In the spirit of providing good video for the weekend, see first clearing operations by the Marines late in 2004 from Fallujah. This video shows full well the stress and decision-making that goes on in room clearing while insurgents are shouting Allah akbar. Warning: graphic language and content.
Next, from more recently in Fallujah (2007), see the Marines take on insurgents in a nighttime fight. Much of the U.S. fire is coming from the rooftop of the house.
Matt posted some great video, but the SOF aren’t the first ones to engage in heavy kinetic operations. Nonetheless, we wish the SOF well in Sadr city.