01 September 2008


The US military has handed over security control of the western province of Anbar to Iraqi forces.

This is the type of news that is hard to find on the front page of any newspaper or even talked about on the ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN. The province was once a hotbed of the Sunni Arab insurgency, and the scene of some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war.

The handover marks a major milestone in the US Army’s strategy of turning security over to the Iraqis so we can eventually go home.

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