5,486. 11/15/2003

“By November 2003, the security situation in Fallujah [Iraq] had become so precarious that the last remaining units of the Eighty-second [Airborne Division] had to withdraw, which allowed the insurgents and foreign fighters to control the city, to the consternation of Washington and U.S. military commanders in Baghdad.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Matthew M. Aid, The Secret Sentry, Page 271

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