Accession Number:

ADA509855

Title:

Why is our Strategic NCO so Young?

Descriptive Note:

EWS contemporary issue paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

It is early morning and a Marine squad is patrolling the streets in a small Iraqi town. The squad is tired of fighting an invincible enemy and being blown up by improvised explosive devices IEDs. The sergeant leading the patrol devises a plan to kidnap and kill a local Iraqi man. The squad of eight men, follow through with the plan, and then plant evidence at the scene to make it look like the Iraqi man was emplacing an IED. Although, this is not a real scenario, it is not far from the facts revealed in the Hamandiyah trial that concluded in August 2007.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE