A Special Leaflet Drop Request

The 40th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron airdropped about one million leaflets from a C-130 flying over 10 drop zones in Iraq. A Polish psychological operations unit in Iraq asked for the special drop to ask Iraqi citizens to help locate three leaders of an insurgent militia group. Information operations planner Lt. Col. Elizabeth Kavanagh at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center said citizens carrying the leaflets showed up at local police stations “within hours of the drop.”