Soldiers from Alpha Co., 1-3, 4th ID, conduct Knock & Talk missions at night in their sector, hoping to get tips about insurgent activity, or at least give out an Arabic hotline number. Most residents remained friendly but unforthcoming
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 Mumford’s original "Baghdad Journal" can be found here.