This is horrifying:
FALLUJAH, Iraq — A U.S. Chinook helicopter (search) believed to be carrying troops to their R&R leaves was shot down as it headed for Baghdad airport on Sunday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 21, the U.S. command said.As is this:
Also Sunday, two American civilians and one soldier were killed in a pair of attacks in Fallujah and Baghdad.Many prayers go to the families of the fallen.
Question: Is this the type of thing Lt. Colonel Allen B. West was trying to prevent?