The First Calvary’s deployment wasn’t ‘one battle and you get to go home;’ it was ‘stay until the mission is complete, then go home.’
The situation in Sadr City wasn’t getting any better for the soldiers; in fact, it was getting significantly worse.
The First Calvary Division was ill-prepared for potential combat. It’s a recipe for potential disaster.
The Long Road Home is intense, violent, and sad—sometimes all at once.