What went wrong in Ramadi? ISIS capitalized on a incoming stand storm to conceal their advance, which included the use of VBIEDs followed up by machine gun fire, one of their mainstay TTPs to kick off an assault. Using weather to mask troop movements is warfare 101 and should not have come as a surprise.
About the Author
About Jack Murphy
is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.