Combat Vets return to Iraq to assess the situation on the ground

Posted On: July 31, 2008 at 11:46 AM By: DanNY

Eight Vets for Freedom Members Return to Iraq

Vets for Freedom is sending eight Iraq war combat veterans “back to Iraq” to embed with U.S. combat units and assess the security and political situation on the ground.

The media -along with recent Iraq visitors -have not sufficiently reported the gains on the ground…so we’ll do it ourselves.

We will return to the Iraqi cities where we once patrolled -cities like Fallujah, Baqubah, Samarra, and Baghdad -to provide a true “before and after” perspective and analyze the results of the surge, observe ongoing counterinsurgency operations, and examine future scenarios that might confront U.S. and Iraqi forces, as well as the Iraqi government.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF EMBEDS AND WHERE THEY’LL BE

All eight Vets for Freedom members have received their media credentials through Blackfive, National Review Online or The Weekly Standard. And while in Iraq, we will provide regular updates through the above media organizations and at www.vetsforfreedom.org. We will be blogging daily, writing full-length pieces, shooting video footage, and reporting live from the ground.

Embeds will be meeting with U.S. and Iraqi military and civilian leaders, and will focus our analysis on determining the durability of recent gains, the potential consequences of a rapid American withdrawal, the proper “conditions-based” metrics needed to measure future force levels, the status of displaced Iraqis, and the prospects for the return of al Qaeda to Iraq, amongst other issues.

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL FUTURE DISPATCHES FROM IRAQ

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