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Italian's Death and Rules of Engagement in Iraq

The U.S. military continues its investigation into the killing of an Italian intelligence officer by American troops on the road to the Baghdad airport. U.S. Marine Corps Col. Thomas Hammes explains the unavoidable dangers that occur at makeshift roadblocks and checkpoints in Iraq. Hammes is the author of The Sling and The Stone: On War in the 21st Century.

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