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Machines of War Grope in the Dust and Shadows

The Americans had tanks and bombs. The insurgents had the shadows. Hours after American troops captured the peninsula just across the Euphrates from downtown Falluja early Monday morning, outgunned insurgents continuing shooting, and taking constant fire from the Americans’ far more powerful weapons. On the peninsula, the Americans had tanks, Bradleys, .50-caliber machine guns, long-range sniper rifles and a new type of Humvee-mounted Gatling gun that soldiers say can fire up to 2,000 7.62-millimeter rounds per minute. Overhead, Cobra helicopter gunships and jets swooped in to shoot missiles and drop bombs. Full Story

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