Category Archives: Iraq

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Arabian Gulf (July 22, 2004) – Capt. Anthony Kurta, Commander, Destroyer Squadron Two Four (COMDESRON 24), observes the boarding procedures demonstrated by the British Royal Marines aboard HMS Somerset (F 82). U.S. Navy Photograph by PH2 (NAO/SW) Michael Sandberg Fleet … Continue reading

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Iraqi Navy steps forward

British-trained members of the Iraqi Navy have conducted their first patrol of Iraqi territorial waters surrounding the Al Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT) in their new Swift patrol boat.The Royal Navy has been training the Iraqi Navy in Umm Qasr as … Continue reading

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Det One: USMC Spec Ops in Iraq 2003-2006

In case you didn’t catch this on our Facebook page, here’s a second chance to get a free PDF copy of this fascinating story.

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Royal Navy to resume training of Iraqi counterparts

Training of the Iraqi Navy by the Royal Navy is expected to resume as soon as possible following consideration by the Iraqi Council of Representatives it was announced today.The Iraqi Government had requested that after the UK concluded combat operations in … Continue reading

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SF operators get Ground Soldier Ensemble -”Land Warrior version 2″- for Iraq

Another interesting story from Wired’s “Danger Room” blog: Special Forces Getting High-Tech Soldier Suits for Iraq Mission By Shelley DuboisJust a few years ago, the Army was so down on the Land Warrior high-tech soldier get-up that it officially canceled … Continue reading

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