Hearts & Mines
"With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them."
Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Sassaman, battalion commander in the village of Abu Hishma, north of Baghdad, quoted in the December 6 New York Times.
Additional reporting: Ashley Glacel
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