Marine commander shares firsthand accounts of partnership with Iraqis

Lt. Col. Scott Shuster

This time last year U.S. commandingo fficers throughout much of Iraq's Al Anbar Province- which includes Baghdad and Fallujah- were faced with an explosion o f violence from insurgent gunmen, namely Al Qaeda fighters.
That trend, however, has begun to turn across the country's western province due in large part to a partnership between U.S. forces and a group of Sunni sheiks frustrated by the ongoing violence caused by the radical Muslim group.

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