Assumption of Command

17 March 2005

1st Cav Commander Speaks.

The First Cavalry Division Commander, Major General Pete Chiarelli, spoke recently at a Ft. Hood dinner function. He has some real insight to what is going on in Baghdad.

4. His big point was not that they were "winning battles" to do this but that cleaning the place up, electricity, sewage, water were the key factors. He said yes they fought but after they started delivering services that the Iraqis in Sadr City had never had, the terrorist recruiting of 15 and 16 year olds came up empty.
There is also a letter from a returning soldier.

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BTW: I am a former First Cav Officer and at Ft. Hood they like to say:
"If It Ain't Cav, It Ain't S***!"