CAAT OIF II - This is war
One soldier is hit he survies but they chase down the shooter
THE BATTLE OF FALLUJAH" The Second Battle of Fallujah (code-named Operation Al-Fajr - "The Dawn" in Arabic, and Operation Phantom Fury) was a joint U.S.-Iraqi offensive led by the U.S. Marine Corps against the Iraqi insurgency stronghold in the city of Fallujah, authorized by the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Interim Government. The U.S. military called it "the heaviest urban combat since the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam." This operation was the second major operation in Fallujah. Earlier, in April 2004, Coalition Forces began Operation Vigilant Resolve in order to capture or kill insurgent elements considered responsible for the deaths of a Blackwater Security team. When Coalition Forces (a majority being US Marines) fought into the center of the city, the Iraqi government requested for control of the city be turned over to an Iraqi-run local security force (which then began stockpiling weapons and building complex defenses across the city during Summer 2004). The assault began in the early hours of November 8, 2004 with an intense bombing followed by an attack on the main train station that the Marines used as a staging point for follow-on forces. By that afternoon, under the protection of intense air cover, Marines had entered the Hay Naib al-Dubat and al-Naziza districts. Shortly after nightfall on November 9, 2004, Marines were reportedly along Highway 10 in the center of the city. While most of the fighting subsided by November 13, 2004, Marines continued to face determined resistance from the enemy in and around the city. By November 16, 2004, after nine days of fighting, the Marine command described the action as mopping up pockets of resistance. Sporadic fighting continued, nevertheless, until December 23, 2004. COMBATANTS: United States & Iraqi Security Forces, Commanded by Lieutenant General Richard F. Natonski USMC Mujahideen Shura of al-Falluja, Commanded by Abdullah al-Janabi Al-Qaeda Iraq, Commanded by Omar Hussein Hadid STRENGTH: United States & Iraqi Security Forces = 8,000 (including 5,000 non-combat troops) Mujahideen Shura of al-Falluja & Al-Qaeda Iraq = 4,000 - 5,000 (combatants) CASUALTIES: U.S. Forces: 95 killed, 560 wounded Iraqi Security Forces: 18 killed, 62 wounded Mujahideen Shura of al-Falluja & Al-Qaeda Iraq: 1,350+ killed 1,500 captured.
EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES: VIOLENCE, WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND DEAD BODIES. In The Things They Cannot Say, eleven soldiers and Marines display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics -- they share the truth about their wars. For each of them it means something different: one struggles to recover from a head injury he believes has stolen his ability to love, another attempts to make amends for the killing of an innocent man, while yet another finds respect for the enemy fighter who tried to kill him. Award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks the difficult questions of these combatants, many of whom he first met while in Afghanistan and Iraq and others he sought out from different wars: What is it like to kill? What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what's right? What can you never forget?Sites compiles the accounts of soldiers, Marines, their families and friends, and also shares the unsettling narrative of his own failures during war (including complicity in a murder) and the redemptive powers of storytelling in arresting a spiraling path of self-destruction.He learns that war both gives and takes from those most intimately involved in it. Some struggle in perpetual disequilibrium, while others find balance, usually with the help of communities who have learned to listen, without judgment, to the real stories of the men and women it has sent to fight its battles.Kevin Sites has spent the past decade reporting on global war and disaster for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. In 2005, he became Yahoo!'s first correspondent and covered every major conflict in the world in a single year for his website, "Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone." He is a recipient of the 2006 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism and was chosen as a Harvard University Nieman Journalism Fellow in 2010.
this guy was a little to slow sniper takes him out as soon as he reveals hi position ONE SHOT ONE KILL