The latest release from the America Forces Press Service reports a positively stunning reversal in Ramadi, Iraq, from hopelessly chaotic conditions that existed in April, to a town that is now a showcase for the success of the surge. Read about General Peter Paceís recent visit to Ramadi.
Pace Walks Ramadiís Streets, Notes Progress
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
This Anbar province city was once held up as a symbol of U.S. failure in Iraq. Al Qaeda in Iraq controlled Ramadi. It was enemy territory, and American service members called it the Wild West of Iraq.
Just a few months ago, the idea that Americans could walk around the center of the city would have been unthinkable. U.S. personnel could not move from one heavily fortified area to another without receiving small-arms fire or an improvised explosive device attack.
Times change. A striking illustration o
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