Infantry Battalion COIN Operations

Luttrell, John
July 2008
Infantry;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p6
The article focuses on the counterinsurgency (COIN) operations of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, Mountain Warriors in Iraq. The battalion had a complex mission. Headquarters Company and Alpha Company were responsible for the base defense of Camp Slayer by manning entry control points and towers, while having Ugandan contractors augment additional towers. The battalion conducted more than 2,100 combat patrols and 28 battalion cordon and search missions during the deployment, the author says.


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