Yesterday I heard the big guns fire about 10 shots outgoing, but that could have been hitting targets 20 miles away. (Was daylight shots, so was not illumination.) Am not saying that all of Anbar is peaceful, just that I am seeing zero action where I am. Nothing at all for days. This might not seem like much, but it’s a very significant departure from the noise and smoke one can grow accustomed to here in Anbar Province.

Published a new dispatch from Maysan Province. After this, I’ll publish four more about our British friends, and then a substantial piece about the Marines I am with now.

The new dispatch, entitled A Small Battle in the Media War, can be found here. He’s also been reading Gen. Petraeus’ Ph.D. dissertation.