Chuck Simmons points out the Combined Joint Task Force 7 briefing yesterday. Among the excerpts he noted:
And in fact, we’ve been extremely successful in Samarra. We conducted an operation in December, and we are now turning that back over to the police and the ICDC. And in
fact, it’s a different city than it was 45 days ago. So we have broken up. I believe there’s probably still one cell, small cell operating out of Samarra.
Hmmm. Who was operating in the Samarra region beginning about 45 days ago?
Oh! I know! It was the Stryker Brigade.
I was just telling someone yesterday who has relations in the brigade that they have performed brilliantly so far. Samarra was pretty rough when they pulled into town. It’s pretty quiet now. I guess we’ll have to see if the Iraqis can keep things running smoothly, but this is a win for the US and a feather in the hat of the new Stryker unit.
Great work, Stryker Brigade!