• Lt. Col. Kevin MacWatters (left), commander, 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry Regiment, Col. Paul E. Funk II (center), commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and a local area tribal sheik discuss their common goals for reconciliation at the grand opening of the Sheiks Conference Center near Taji, Iraq Oct. 18.  The center serves as a neutral location for sheiks of all tribes to meet.

    Lt. Col. Kevin MacWatters (left), commander...

    Lt. Col. Kevin MacWatters (left), commander, 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry Regiment, Col. Paul E. Funk II (center), commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and a local area tribal sheik discuss their common goals for reconciliation at the...

  • Sunni and Shia tribal sheiks greet each other at the opening of the Sheiks Conference Center near Taji, Iraq Oct. 18.  The center is neutral ground for sheiks of all tribes to gather and reconcile.  The center was christened with a meeting and ended with everyone feasting together.

    Sunni and Shia tribal sheiks greet each other...

    Sunni and Shia tribal sheiks greet each other at the opening of the Sheiks Conference Center near Taji, Iraq Oct. 18. The center is neutral ground for sheiks of all tribes to gather and reconcile. The center was christened with a meeting and ended...

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