Dispatches From Iraq: Operation Rattlesnake

From a distance, it might appear that America's most trusted and steadfast ally is packing out in the face of a fraction of the violence which American soldiers face in Ramadi, Fallujah, Baqouba ...the list goes on. And British soldiers here do in fact look at their American counterparts with mixture of dismay and respect at the amount of abuse they take but still keep going.
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Lewyn Li
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by Lewyn Li - Oct. 1, 2008

An interesting addition to Newstrust, from a source previously untapped. The piece is well-written and gripping to read. I found that very few details in the report can be independently verified, and many of the sources are unidentified eg. what are the names of the British soldiers who "look at their American counterparts with mixture of dismay and respect"? The writer's admitted admiration for the soldiers he is covering - "I was always more than comfortable going into combat with these men" - casts doubts on the report's completeness and objectivity.

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