Col. Michael Bills, the commander of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment overseeing all operations in Mosul, drops by Combat Outpost Rock with Iraqi commanders to get a briefing from Alpha Companyís officers. It was a crowded, jovial, testosterone-filled room
Steve Mumford originally went to Baghdad in 2003 to work as a war artist, embedded with the U.S. military, both writing a journal and making drawings and watercolors of what he saw there. He has been back several times; the text that follows is a report from his current visit. The archive for Mumfordís original "Baghdad Journal" can be found here.