This concludes the mission briefing. The reference to IEDs here is sufficiently vague, I think, to safely be included. Other, more detailed references have been omitted. After this page, also, I have decreed that it has become night and all skies will be flat gray. As it is, I will have to go through this page and the previous one and darken the sky to be in keeping with some previous panels . . . or just deem it that we are facing West now and that is the brilliant, bright, Iraqi sunset. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
This panel makes the book 40% complete, which seems like a milestone.