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Civil Affairs and the Second Battle of Fallujah

Civil Affairs and the Second Battle of Fallujah

Update: 2021-04-30
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In this episode, John Spencer speaks to retired Colonel Leonard DeFrancisci. In 2004, he was a civil affairs detachment commander for the Marine Corps' Regimental Combat Team 1 during the Second Battle of Fallujah, Iraq. He describes the role of civil affairs in the lead-up to that battle and the activities undertaken by civil affairs forces during the fighting. His story highlights the special capabilities civil affairs soldiers and Marines can bring to even a high-intensity urban battle.


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Civil Affairs and the Second Battle of Fallujah

Civil Affairs and the Second Battle of Fallujah

John Spencer