"Waiting to Get Blown Up": It's a very sad story about the U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. One of them says their assignment is like they're just waiting to get blown up. Their work is primarily patrolling the streets, and the constant danger is a roadside bomb blowing them up.
The troops aren't doing what their training is for. The troops are an Army, they are trained to fight on a battlefield against another Army. What they're facing is an enemy who's intertwined with the local population, and the attack can come from anywhere at any time. Any individual might appear to be a normal person, then press a button and blow themselves up.
So sad. What a waste of good soldiers.