Thursday, March 16, 2006
U.S. soldiers and aircraft take their position at Forward Operating Base Remagen airstrip shortly before they launched Operation Swarmer, an assault operation with the combined U.S. and Iraqi forces targeting insurgents near the town of Samarra, about 100 km (60miles) north of Baghdad March 16, 2006. The U.S. military said on Thursday it had launched its biggest air offensive in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. A military statement said the operation involving more than 50 aircraft and 1,500 Iraqi and U.S. troops as well as 200 tactical vehicles targeted suspected insurgents operating near the town of Samarra.
Go get 'em, boys.
UPDATE: If you feel the need to listen to the "Ride of the Valkyre" as you view these pictures, click here. Courtesy commenter Andrewdb.
I am sorry, I can't help myself.
Who knew Project Gutenberg had mp3 files?
I am traveling, so I don't have the good speakers on this laptop - hopefully this sounds OK.