When I see Landay at the next Journopalooza, I’m going to tell him that this

I wasn’t as terrified as I was angry: angry at the absence of air support, angry that there was no artillery fire, angry that Williams’ interpreter had been killed, angry at the realization that the operation had obviously been betrayed and angry at myself for not bolting with the others.

 is an amazing piece of work. Notice that the Marines in Gangjal are pinned down by snipers and they still don’t use artillery rounds against the insurgents, "citing new rules to avoid civilian casualties." Four Marines died in this ambush. I wonder whether there will be any review of those rules as a result. 

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