al Qaeda likely conducted attacks; attack can lead to civil war or provide opportunity for Sunnis and Shiites to unite; al Qaeda may have made yet another miscalculation
Pakistan sentences Islamists to death; Zawahiri taunts Musharraf; Prophet protests rage
Colonel Stephen W. Davis is the regimental commander of Regimental Combat Team -2, 2nd Marine Division, serving in AO Danger in Western Iraqi. His area of operation is comprised of the Qaim Region on the Syrian Border to the Triad cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana, as well as Rutbah, Anah, and Khan Al Baghdadi. I embedded with RCT-2 from November 26 to December 17th of 2005.
U.S., Afghanistan step up pressure on the Pakistani government to dismantle the Taliban terrorists operating in the tribal belt
Coalition forces disrupt al Qaeda plot to disrupt communications and assassinate tribals
The Iraqi Army conducts two separate battalion sized operation & gain control of a bigger slice of the battlespace
The U.S. Military and al Qaeda both have a vested interest in learning how to properly fight an insurgency
The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point releases al Qaeda documents and recommends a strategy for “Exploiting Al-Qaeda’s Organizational Vulnerabilities”