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Someone’s priorities are all messed up, I hope

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Someone’s priorities are all messed up, I hope

I travel all the time, so I was glad when Congress stepped in to force the FAA to stop the furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers. However when see this, I would rather be delayed on my flights then allow something like this to happen. I would gladly sit on a runway then have our wounded…

Thoughts from Memorial Day 2011

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I first brought this up a couple of years ago and wanted to raise up the topic again. For years I have struggled with how to address Memorial Day when greeting people on this weekend. I know many of my brethren have told me they sometimes struggle with the same thing. I mean saying Happy or Merry Memorial Day…

Lowering Defensive Posture

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In 2007, a few months before I left Afghanistan, we had heard that ISAF or some level of command had instituted a “Drive Safe Afghanistan” campaign where they were trying to order coalition forces not to block off the roads while convoying and to allow civilian traffic to be in between vehicles and to not be so…

Hmm, the good news isn’t so good I guess

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Coming hot off the presses…. The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in Taliban attacks last year, and officials said Tuesday that there was actually no change in the number of attacks on international troops from 2011 to 2012. The corrected numbers – from the original reports of a 7 percent decline…

Don’t just stop there

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The Afghan president has ordered US special forces to leave Wardak province within two weeks. The decision was being taken due to allegations of disappearances and torture by Afghans considered to be part of US special forces, said a spokesman for Hamid Karzai. The strategically significant, central province of Wardak has been the recent focus…

Why Sequestration will ruin our military, reason #10001

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So now we face the threat of not being able to even training our soldiers and prep them for war? Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the military will be able to fund training and operations for combat units in Afghanistan now and for those deploying in the summer and fall. But…

Biting the hand that feeds you

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On Tuesday of this last week I was asked to be a guest again on the BBC’s World Have Your Say radio program. A show that I have been on more times than I can count. Most of the time it is about Afghanistan and last week was no different. With Karzai coming into the…

What a way to start 2013…

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…by adding more enemy fighters to try to kill out soldiers KABUL, Afghanistan — Some 250 prisoners formerly held by the U.S. have been released by Afghan authorities in hopes that this will lead to reconciliation in the 11-year conflict, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. Police Maj. Jalal Uddin said that 80 were freed…

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