Insider Quote: ‘Getting off the X’ in Iraq

“My security colleagues would call it ‘getting off the X’. […] We run. We go. We do not stand and fight. We will execute a high-speed J-turn and we will get as far away from the attackers as we possibly can.”

Patrick Kennedy
Under Secretary of State for Management, U.S. Department of State
in As soldiers leave, U.S. diplomats face huge Iraq challenge

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