Tal Afar 2005: Laying the Counterinsurgency Groundwork

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					Tal Afar 2005: Laying the Counterinsurgency Groundwork
Jay B Baker
Army; Jun 2009; 59, 6; Docstoc
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Description: The Brave Rifles carried nearly a full division's firepower: the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, the M3A2 Bradley cavalry fighting vehicle, artillery including M1064A3 self-propelled 120 mm mortars and six M109A6 Paladin 155 mm self-propelled howitzers, M1114 Humvees with mounted weapons, and organic aviation assets including AH-64D Apache Longbows, OH-58D Kiowas and UH-60 Black Hawks. Sabre Squadron took with it three Bradley troops, two Abrams troops, a howitzer battery, a combat engineer company, a Kiowa troop and an operationally controlled Special Forces team, and it was paired with an Iraqi army brigade and the Iraqi police force.
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