Friday, October 15, 2004

Strange bedfellows - U.S. Marines, Iraqi special forces share awkward partnership

The Iraqi special forces troops assigned to the U.S. Marines here fight, live, sleep and learn alongside their Marine counterparts, sharing personal stories, jokes and training tips.

Enemies during the two-week battle for Nasiriyah in southern Iraq in late March and early April of 2003, the Marines and Iraqis now find themselves on the same side of the razor wire in a partnership that U.S. officials are trying to replicate throughout Iraq, one that pairs U.S. training and discipline with indigenous forces. more.....

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