• Eerie echoes of the Balkans in post-Saddam Iraq BAGHDAD, April 2003 (Reuters) – For anyone who thinks the current lawlessness in Iraq is a bit of exuberance with little long-term importance, veterans of Balkan stabilisation missions have some advice: Think again. If you don’t get law and order right at the start – even, some say, at the cost of a delay in […] 4 min read
  • War more grim than glamorous for U.S. unit in Iraq KIFL, Iraq, April 2003 – In the first days of the Iraq war, soldiers in the U.S. army’s most decorated tank battalion were somewhat frustrated at not being in the fight. Some worried the only stories they would have to tell would be of guarding roads, bridges or camps. Now they have real stories to […] 4 min read