Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Winning Hearts and Minds Cross-Culturally in Iraq

What an interesting concept that a U.S. soldier of Indian heritage who is a Hindu would be able to make a unique cultural connection with Arabs and Kurds in Iraq. In a recent edition of Khabar, a magazine targeting the Indian-American Community, 1LT Samir Patel, a graduate of West Point's class of 2008, describes some of the current challenges that he and his unit are facing as they serve in Iraq.

While much of the public focus in the past months has been on the conflict in Afghanistan, we need to remember that there are still many of our troops serving and working to maintain the fragile peace in Iraq and to help Iraqis to rebuild their nation.

Khabar article on Lt. Patel


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