May 24, 2009

Special Ops


Soldiers from Iraq's 9th Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, fast-rope onto the roof of a building, April 22. The Soldiers, advised by U.S. Special Operations Forces, trained into the night improving their ability to quickly exit helicopters both by rope and on foot. Knowing that the ability to rapidly get out of the helicopter may be the difference between the capture of a suspected terrorist or his escape, the Soldiers trained diligently until after sundown. Photo by Sgt. Brandon Pomrenke.

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