Matthew Bogdanos

When the U.S. military’s task force arrived at the museum in April 2003, its members discovered that the museum had been used as a heavily fortified fighting position. The team found significant caches of ammunition and weaponry, as well as more than a dozen military uniforms scattered throughout the compound; shownis a rocket-propelled grenade launcher that had been fired. In all, about 100 to 150 Iraqi soldiers used the Iraq Museum as a base from which to attack American forces.