John of Arrgghh!!! emailed me a notice about his post, OIF [Operation Iraqi Freedom] Lessons Learned. The post contains an after-action report composed by US Army personnel returning from Iraq and is available for download. The subject of the report?
To collect U.S. Army lessons learned from Iraq and obtain tactics, techniques, and procedures for organizing and protecting convoys, detecting and neutralizing IEDs [Improvised Explosive Devices], organizing and defending Forward Operating Bases (FOB)/Forward Arming & Refueling Points (FARP), and defending against mortar, rocket, and suicide bombers (human and VBIED).Go check it out. Like many military reports, it’s laden with acronyms, but they’re all defined. In spite of what many Leftists would have us believe, there are only a few “mindless grunts” populating our military. Intelligent people repeat their success and attempt to not repeat their mistakes.
John also has a picture of what's on my Christmas wish list.