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(Revised from original 2011 version)
Joe Gifford in Tal Afar, Iraq (B)
A Lieutenant leading a platoon in Iraq must make a complex ethical, military, and leadership decision: whether to risk his life and that of other soldiers to reenter a home rigged with an explosive and save three Iraqis. The (B) case describes the decision made and the rationale behind it.
Badaracco, Joseph, Richard Burgess Jr., Robert Carpio III, and William Wheeler. "Joe Gifford in Tal Afar, Iraq (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 311-086, June 2012. (Revised from original January 2011 version.)