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20 years ago, today
centermass556 Posts: 3,618 Senior Member
Did you know that C/ 2-124 INF from the Florida National Guard is credited as being the first convential unit into Iraq.
I never believed in Afghanistan. That was a losing fight from the start. But, I believed in Iraq. Each time I went back, I saw growth and change. Schools were staying open and families were starting to thrive. And… we screwed up the end game, turning the country over to ISIS.
"To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎
Coincidentally he was the USAEUR commander when the focus shifted to Europe.
our biggest threat in south west Asia is China. Of the four instruments of national power, the US relies on the big M for presence and influence in the Middle East. We supply KSA, the Gulf states, etc with arms and defense cooperation agreements by using the Iranian threat.