The intended target in an ambush never knows when it’s over. Yesterday’sI've said it before, and I'll say it again - Michael is one of the best there is.
ambush, which killed two soldiers and wounded three others, is a case in point. Once the Brits had dealt with the immediate aftermath of the ambush—setting up security, calling in air support, tending to the wounded and getting EOD in to deal with the remaining dozens of bombs—our convoy still had its mission objective. So we put the disabled vehicles in tow and continued our journey deeper into the desert.
Also up are these posts you'll want to check out:
"Seeing" by Chris Muir of the "Day by Day" cartoon, includes audio files of interviews he conducted (including one with a local radio station manager who is sleeping at the station due to threats on his life), and an exerpt from Lt. Scott Beals's journal, covering his experiences in Mosul.
Update on the Books of Salah al Din is an update to his 2005 post about the US medical community's efforts to resupply Iraqi medical libraries. The project is still going strong.