By Todd S. Brown
Battleground Iraq: magazine of a firm Commander КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: division of the ArmyАвтор(ы): Todd S BrownЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 306Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 5.98 mb speedy Ifolder sixty eight
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My smallpox scab fell off. Very happy about that. What a nightmare that thing proved. Had my malaria pill today, so I should have crazy dreams tonight. The anti-malaria pills cause us to have the most realistic psychedelic dreams. Our AO is huge. We will be in the northeast portion of the country along the Iranian border. The weather should be better there. Still getting the word that I will take Bravo Company, 1-8 IN, in June. That’s good. I need a change of pace and to get back to soldiering.
The convoy movement sounded painful for the battalions in charge of moving the MEK. It went like one of our convoys except in Farsi. The tip of the orange globe just dipped below the horizon, and the sky turned pink. Very pretty. Our embedded media guys are all snapping photos. In twenty minutes we will have all the stars out. We don’t complain about this place from 1930 to about 0830. From 0830 to 1930 it’s just hot. I thought we might get to go on another water run tonight; however, 1-10 CAV got things way too spun up here.
I was sucking. Yesterday was pretty boring. Just BSed, took a shower, and read some of Gulliver’s Travels. We are set here right now for an indefinite amount of time. If the Iraqis did not have that Saddam rally, we would have moved out of the AO. Our enemy is cunning but not smart. He needs to just lay low until we move on and then resurface—follow the principles of guerrilla warfare. Again, he is cunning but not smart. There were lots of explosions yesterday. We blew all kinds of caches. They still have the ever-elusive mortar team running around dropping rounds— but totally ineffective.