ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Operation Spotlight, 2006
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 12, 2019
Monte Morin ©Stars and Stripes
Iraq, July, 2006: As the sun rises, Marines with the 1st Combat Engineering Battalion prepare to search the agricultural towns and desert flatlands south of Fallujah for hidden weapons caches. The three-day Operation Spotlight involved three Marine companies and several Iraqi Army squads who detained roughly half a dozen suspected insurgents.