OPTAGOperational Training and Advisory Group (Ministry of Defence; UK)
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OPTAG Staff Sergeant Dean Davidson said part of their training involves making the Americans aware of the 'soft option' when dealing with the public, such as knocking on a door before opening it.
At Tall Afar, OPTAG conducted its three-day course in a concrete bunker.
Some US soldiers shrugged indifferently when asked if they had learned anything new from OPTAG, and some military experts said they were afraid the top US brass were discouraging their men from putting a human face on the occupation.