'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy'

Mundy, Sam
April 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2004, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p34
Conference Proceeding
The recent troop shift in Iraq— one of the largest such moves in military history— is an important milestone in the effort to rebuild that nation. Having returned from Iraq last summer to reconstitute, they now resume an equitable share of the burden for post conflict operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Incoming Marine units no doubt will exploit this information and apply techniques rooted in traditional counterinsurgency approaches. During last year's stint in Iraq, Major General Jim Mattis, Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division, encouraged Marines to" do no harm."


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