Sometimes Winning Hearts and Minds…

…can ask the impossible of our troops. And they get the job done.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Alpha Company’s motto is “Speed. Shock. Power. Violence. Attack.” But it also might read “People skills” or “Interpersonal relations.”
Those are the tactics that the company’s commander, Capt. Ike Sallee, uses to keep the peace in the southern Baghdad neighborhoods that Alpha Company patrols…
…Then Sallee’s men took a photo of Hussain. And they took some photos of themselves posing with the Iraqi commandos. One of the commandos offered to hold the hand of Sallee’s driver, a custom among Iraqi men.
“I’m not holding his hand,” the soldier said.
“C’mon,” Sallee said. “He’s hot. He’s hot.”

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