TITLE

On the world's most dangerous roads

AUTHOR(S)
Roberts, Tom
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
New Statesman;1/31/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4724/4725, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the reflections of the author on a month spent following U.S. troops in Baghdad, Iraq. Description of the work of the 5th Brigade Combat Team (5BCT), which is responsible for economic development, political engagement, and peacekeeping in addition to combat; Description of the social conditions and public services in south Baghdad; Narrative of several experiences of bombing and other violence encountered by the 5BCT; Description of friction between U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians; Efforts of the 5BCT to develop rapport between soldiers and civilians; Criticism for U.S. intentions to create and sustain democracy in Iraq.
ACCESSION #
15818502

 

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