EDITOR’S NOTE: Whether current or former military, or citizen militia, this story is a sample of the feature, Weapons of War, in the upcoming July issue of our companion publication, Firepower, which profiles the courage of, among others, the first retaliatory force of a dozen Special Forces members that, though outnumbered, fought 50,000 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan just a month after the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001.
FOX NEWS June 20, 2018 – In the early days of the ISIS onslaught in Iraq, there were dozens of Americans hidden among the rag-tag group of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters scattered along winding frontlines in the fight against the terror group. They were not part of the U.S-led coalition. They were not paid contractors. The U.S. government was not supporting them, and had not authorized them to be there. [full article]