Military Dispatch

Military Dispatch
Exploring the war experience in audio documentaries. Season 1: Battlefield Fallujah - The True Story of one of the Deadliest Battle of the Iraq War.

10. Houses from Hell (November 13, 2004)
Dec 6 • 43 min
1st Battalion, 8th Marines is tasked with seizing three major buildings south of the Mayor’s Complex. 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines get into a brutal firefight in a house in their zone. 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry encounter civilians trying to escape their…
9. The Jolan (November 12, 2004)
Dec 3 • 38 min
The Jolan proves to be the deadliest district, as enemy hold up in fortified houses waiting to kill Marines as they enter and clear structures. A squad from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines becomes separated from their company. Alpha Company 2-63 Armor, in…
8. No Worse Enemy (November 11, 2004)
Nov 29 • 29 min
RCT-1 and RCT-7 continue pushing south, further into the terrorist stronghold, locating numerous caches and execution chambers. First Battalion, 8th Marines moves into the Mayor’s Complex with 2nd Force Recon providing overwatch. (Episode transcript,…
7. The Marine Corps Birthday (November 10, 2004)
Nov 26 • 36 min
In RCT-1s zone, four battalions converge in one area and attack in different directions with 3/5 facing heavy fighting. Meanwhile, RCT-7 encounters strong resistance as they push rapidly south, and warriors from David Bellavia’s 2-2 get trapped while…
6. Into the City, RCT-7 (November 7-9, 2004)
Nov 22 • 59 min
Regimental Combat Team 7 pushes into the city with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines destroying enemy in zone and seizing objectives to protect the flank of the main effort. (Episode transcript, maps,…
5. Into the City, RCT-1 (November 7-9, 2004)
Nov 19 • 37 min
Regimental Combat Team 1 moves into the city as 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines kick off the assault and begin searching house-to-house. (Episode transcript, maps, images and show notes available at…
4. Plan of Attack
Nov 15 • 44 min
The scheme of maneuver is devised as U.S. troops train for the incursion into Fallujah. Meanwhile, military leaders become frustrated by the rules of engagement. (Episode transcript, maps, images and show notes available at
3. Shaping the Battlefield
Nov 12 • 34 min
With the demise of the Fallujah Brigade, military leaders prepare to go back into the city. (Episode transcript, maps, images and show notes available at
2. A Long Hot Dangerous Summer
Nov 7 • 57 min
After political decisions forced the Marines to withdrawal from the city, Fallujah becomes a sanctuary for insurgents who stage deadly attacks on Coalition Forces and anyone who dares to help American troops. Meanwhile, military leaders attempt to work…
1. Blackwater
Nov 7 • 50 min
After four Blackwater contractors are killed in Fallujah, U.S. Marines attack the city to hunt down the murderers. (Episode transcript, maps, images and show notes available at
Battlefield Fallujah - About the Series
Nov 7 • 4 min
An introduction to the audio documentary series designed to help the listener navigate the podcast and get the most out of the listening experience.
Battlefield Fallujah - Trailer
Nov 7 • 2 min
The true story of one of the deadliest battles of the Iraq War, the Second Battle of Fallujah. Featuring interviews with more than 30 warriors from Lance Corporals to 4-Star Generals.