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Baghdad boils

Baghdad boils  n.— «Sergeant Zachary Tyler brought back more than memories when he returned home after a year in Iraq recently. The Richmond man is suffering from leishmaniasis…, a skin disease soldiers call …quote...

thunder run

thunder run  n.— «Tucker cited an Abrams with the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) that took part in the first “thunder run” into Baghdad as an example.» —“Making the Best Tank Better” by Sean D...

Mortaritaville

Mortaritaville  n.— «This sprawling supply base on a dusty stretch about 50 miles northwest of Baghdad is officially known as a “logistical support area.” But some of the thousands of soldiers and contractors who suffer daily...

hotel journalism

hotel journalism  n.— «“Hotel journalism” is the only phrase for it. More and more Western reporters in Baghdad are reporting from their hotels rather than the streets of Iraq’s towns and cities.» —“Hotel Journalism Gives...

ulug

ulug  n.— «The ex Iraqi Minister of Information Muhammad Saeed Al Sahhaf’s unwittingly entertained the world with his outrageously contradictory statements as US troops rolled into Baghdad and he also popularised the Arabic word...

IED

IED  v.— «“If they i.e.d. you in this thing, there won’t be enough of you left to package up and send home,” a Marine sergeant said earlier this week, as he showed embedded reporters to one of three open-backed Humvees assigned to a...