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  • Thursday, March 10, 2005

    Small, but Tough

    No, I am not talking about the Polo. I am talking about Estonia:
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, (Army News Service, March 8, 2005) -- One small European country is playing a major role in keeping supply convoys safe while moving through Iraq.

    Each day, hundreds of trucks travel the streets of Iraq carrying cargo bound for military installations and forward operating posts. One of the ways the Army is minimizing the risk involved in delivering supplies to Soldiers in Iraq is through a joint operation that includes Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., and a platoon of Estonian infantrymen.

    The two units work together keeping each other safe while patrolling Gazalia Village, a 15-kilometer section of road in the heart of Western Baghdad that is known to be a “hot spot” for improvised explosive devices.
    Go read the rest. Hopefully the people of Estonia decide to stick with us in these dark days. I am impressed by the quality of the Estonian troops, who show that a small, elite force is far more capable than a large force with troops of poor quality. History has demonstrated this time and time again, and its good to see that the Estonian goverment realizes this as well.

    Hat Tip: Chuck

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