J. finally called this morning, exhausted and weary. He has had a rough couple of weeks. A nearby American unit lost several soldiers to a roadside bomb (according to J., "driving down the road is the most dangerous thing a soldier can do"). And J. is now on night patrol with the Iraqis in attempt to curb and catch insurgents planting IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). The Iraqi soldiers are supposed to be doing these tasks themselves, but the American Team agreed to join them on the patrols for a while. J. says they hope to be done with this particular task soon.