Monday, January 28, 2008


From the January 7th Marine Corps News:
How many Marines does it take to secure Baghdadi? Last year, it took an entire company. Then, as the situation improved, that number dropped to a platoon. And now, with the onset of 2008, the grand total is zero.

The Marines of 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, have completely pulled out of Command Outpost Baghdadi. Fortunately for local citizens, their replacements are already hard at work.

In a monumental step toward Iraqi sovereignty, the Baghdadi Police force has taken sole responsibility of security within the city limits.
(via US Torture and Atrocities)


Mike said...

The troop surge has done very well despite the critics saying it would never work. From a civilian point of view, the eventually security being turned over to the government of Iraq completely will take 5 more years. The more Iraqis involved with the security the better off that country will be and the safer for the rest of us will be as well.

Carl said...