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v-bidder

v-bidder  n.— «Rafael Epstein: “And it was, you say, a vehicle-born explosive device. Is that that someone tried to use a car bomb to attack a military convoy?” Philip Smith: “That’s what a lot of you all refer to it as...

terp

terp  n.— «Interpreters are referred to as “terps,” and are replaced in a seemingly endless flow of manpower as soon as they are killed.» —“Hit men target Iraqis working for Americans” by Sabrina...

Miami Model

Miami Model  n.— «In order for the Miami Model to work, the police first had to establish a connection between legitimate activists and dangerous terrorists.» —“The war on dissent; Heavy-handed police and propaganda tactics brought...

FRAGO

FRAGO  n.— «The Army has lots of acronyms. One is Frago, short for fragmentary order, or a change in the main attack plan.» —“Discovering Doubt and Death On Drive Toward Baghdad” by Steven Lee Myers in Baghdad...

shako mako

shako mako  other.— «Another man holds up a small mirror and yells the Iraqi slang phrase “Shako mako? (what’s up?)” as he hops inside a locked ward.» —“Psychiatric Hospital Struggles to Heal in Iraq” by Michael...

thunder run

thunder run  n.— «One of the enduring images of the recent war in Iraq is a column of M-1A1 Abrams tanks barreling down the streets of Baghdad on a “thunder run,” deep into the city. » —“Tanks for the Memory” by...