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When to Confront Mahdists: A Challenge for the U.S. Military

Posted by Reidar Visser on Wednesday, 18 June 2008 22:48

One of the most extraordinary uses of U.S. air power in Iraq took place on January 18 and 19, 2008, when Iraqi forces involved in armed confrontations in Basra and Nasiriyya called in air support and U.S. jets flew over the battlefields in a show of support… Full story here (PDF, article on pp. 13-14.)

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