To answer that question, begin by deducting virtually the entire Navy and Air Force from
the head count; the Iraq occupation has been almost exclusively a ground game, hence an Army and Marine operation.
In 2001, MoD again began focusing on the creation of a Navy, because in the mid-1990s MoD Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Komratov, now Commander of the Western Military District that encompasses the Caspian Region, established a small maritime force from
old Soviet vessels, and some excess boats provided by Germany and by the U.S.
The militia counterattacked through the gap between the knolls, and riflemen hemmed in the British force from
This notion was finally put to rest on April 7, 2003, when an armored task force from
the 3rd Infantry Division dashed into the heart of Baghdad, occupying the presidential palace grounds and several other key sites.
In the B-1 initiative, we consolidated the B-1 bomber force from
five locations to two, and applied the savings we realized to B-1 maintenance and modifications.
As taught by most law enforcement academies, the use-of-force continuum consists of five levels, with each tier representing an escalation in force from
the preceding level.