re: "Live from Iraq (Part II)"
"American civilians in Iraq a(re) another group of people who are not getting the attention COL McKnight believes they deserve. Everyone focuses on the work American soldiers are doing, but he pointed out others he described as integral to success in Iraq--contractors working in HQ and the embassy, State Department personnel going out in Provincial Reconstruction Teams, businessmen assisting in rebuilding and guiding economic development, law enforcement advisers providing security and training--civilians of all ages and backgrounds working side-by-side with soldiers throughout the AO. He also expressed frustration that other coalition members do not get a lot of attention for their work, and mentioned a new Georgian brigade that is about to relieve their redeploying countrymen, whom he praised for their professionalism and contributions." (Bold type added for emphasis.)
Hat tip to Fuzzybear Lioness.