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PsyOp soldiers wage 'battle for hearts and minds' in Iraq

A U.S. PsyOp team chats with Sunni tribal leaders.
(photo: Adam Allington)
A U.S. PsyOp team chats with Sunni tribal leaders.

By Adam Allington, KWMU


Ramadi, Iraq – Since the war in Iraq began, the U.S. military has tried to establish peace by promoting a western system of democratic governance and civic responsibility.

But for many Iraqis, the reality of their history and daily lives pushes them away from the systems the military wants them to adopt.

Psychological Operations, or Psy-Op, specialists are the Army's front-line soldiers in the battle for hearts and minds.

KWMU's Adam Allington is in Iraq with the 10th PsyOp Battalion and sent us this report.

Click here to link to Adam's other stories from Iraq, as well as additional photos and a blog.