Soldiers Using Their 'Warhacks' to Transform Combat

Soldiers Using Their 'Warhacks' to Transform Combat
U.S. Army

Major John Spencer recalls his first tour of duty in Iraq as a year of improvisation, ingenuity, and the kind of inventiveness that's born of necessity. It was 2003, and Operation Iraqi Freedom was underway, an action that would last three weeks before Baghdad fell, and three more weeks before “major combat operations” drew to a close.

Though the conflict in Iraq has continued for many years, the invasion itself drew to a rapid conclusion–despite the fact that many of the more than 300,000 allied soldiers who took part found themselves burdened by outdated equipment on a battlefield that was changing more rapidly than they could keep up with.

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