Colonel Harry Schute (Ret), commander of the U.S. Army 404th Civil Affairs Battalion responsible for the Kurdistan Region during the Second Gulf War, talks about efforts he and his soldiers made to convince U.S. leadership not to attempt to disarm the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters–their close allies in Northern Iraq. This involved bringing two rival factions of the Peshmerga together to work on an influential report that articulated their historical role in the region.
Storyteller: Colonel Harry Schute (Ret)
Date of Story: Early summer, 2003
Location of Story: Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Date: 15 November, 2015