Iraqis taking the lead in western Anbar

Operation Moonlight, with a Twist

Bill Roggio is coming home, but on his way out of the Sand Box he notes this:

1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division has launched Operation Moonlight. Captain Jeffery Pool, from the 2nd Marine Division, states “From the gathering of intelligence to the writing of operational order this is an Iraqi operation.” This is a multi-battalion operation, made up of 3 companies of Iraqi troops and a company from the Teufelhunden of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, and supporting aircraft from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

We’re going to miss Roggio’s great on-the-ground coverage. Maybe he’ll write a book.