In November 2007, a destructive new weapon appeared on the battlefield in Iraq: the improvised rocket-assisted munition—or IRAM. They’re also often called “lob bombs” because of the way they’re launched high up into the air and onto a target, and in the first ever IRAM attack against US forces in Iraq, that target was COP Callahan, a combat outpost in northern Baghdad that housed a US Army battalion. Maj. John Chambers was a second lieutenant at the time and was part of that battalion. In this episode of The Spear, he talks us through that attack, what it was like to experience it, and what impact it had on the unit.

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