(Kendra Helmer/Stars and Stripes)

Sinjar, Iraq, Dec. 12, 2003: Combat engineers with Company C, 326th Engineering Battalion, attached to the 101st Airborne Division, take photos from a safe distance of their controlled detonation of grenades and mortars. The weapons were seized thanks to a “don’t call it a weapons buy-back, it’s a weapons reward program” in Iraq.

Read the 2003 article on the NOT a buy-back program here:

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