Middle East

September 12, 2009

For reporter, no doubt: 'I'd use the rifle if I had to'

Last Tuesday, Jonathan S. Landay was embedded with a unit of Marine and Army trainers that walked into a carefully laid trap in Afghanistan. "As bullets zapped above and around us," Landay writes, "Fabayo grabbed the wounded Westbrook's M-4 and threw it to me. 'This is your rifle now,' he yelled. Then he turned to fire bursts from his own rifle."

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