From the Front
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina isn't the only news:
The city of Tal Afar near the Syrian border had become a terrorist refuge. Foreign fanatics wanted to turn it into a new Fallujah. But they repeated a mistake they've increasingly made: They alienated the local population.
Tal Afar needed a clean-up. But it had to be done cleverly. Fallujah was a fortress. Tal Afar was a city held hostage. Firepower had to be used wisely. Leveling Tal Afar wasn't the answer.
Enter our 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Teaming up with the 3rd Iraqi Division, the 3rd ACR faced the mission of defeating the terrorists without destroying the city.
In addition to the finest soldiers in the world
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