333: The Center for Lessons Learned

333: The Center for Lessons Learned

May 25, 2007
Four years into the Iraq War, what have we learned? Soldiers, civilians, Iraqis, and Americans talk—and sometimes yell—about what they've learned in the last few years...including how to stay alive and why the aftermath of a war can be the trickiest time of all.
WEB EXTRA: BONUS AUDIO
We found ourselves in a strange situation with this show: We had a great story that was literally hard to hear over the radio. It's a phone call with a 20-year-old medical student in Baghdad, and the audio quality is a little too sketchy for broadcast, but not too terrible to listen to sitting at a computer or—even better—on headphones. She says some amazing things, including a story about a U.S. soldier who was stationed in Iraq whom she got to know over the Internet. He wanted to meet her in person, so he set up a fake roadblock and checkpoint on the route between her house and her school. Listen here. (10 minutes)
  • Ira speaks with Milt Hileman of the Center for Army Lessons Learned about the single most-requested publication they put out, Soldiers' Handbook: The First 100 Days: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. It explains how to avoid getting killed in your first hundred days in Iraq, which is when a disproportionate number of U.S. casualties occur. The information in the booklet came from Iraq vets. (5 minutes) EducationIraqMilitaryWar

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