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UPDATED- Guest Blogger, Scott Kesterson- What Just Happened? Looking at Bergdahl from the lens of political spin

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UPDATED- Guest Blogger, Scott Kesterson- What Just Happened?  Looking at Bergdahl from the lens of political spin

[Author’s note: Politics and power are a game of strategy and board position. Master’s of the game maneuver like a military tactician in war, making use of information and events as their weapon of choice. The ambush is a tactic used by the best of the game masters, leveraging surprise, intensity, and timing to overwhelm…

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Happy New Year from Bouhammer

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I wanted to take a second and wish all the readers of this blog a wonderful and Happy New Year. 2011 has been a pretty crazy year and I can’t believe it is already winding down to an end. I am also anxious to see what 2012 will bring us. I mean if you look…

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Three Wickets and A Bulldozer

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I am very happy to announce that there is a great piece of perspective and insight about Afghanistan available now for the entire public to see. My very good friend Scott Kesterson who has had many guests posts on this blog and is the filmmaker of the riveting documentary At War has finally released (along…

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Scott Kesterson Action Figure

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Scott Kesterson Action Figure

Anyone that has been reading this blog for a while knows that I am very close with Afghanistan documentary filmmaker, Scott Kesterson. In fact I had a chance to visit with Scott last week while he was back in the USA. We were able to meet up for a couple of hours in D.C. I…

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Gardez takes another hit

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It appears that Gardez, Afghanistan which has always been a target of IEDs and suicide bombers is once again in the news. This time the bombers took out some important people in the security forces there. My good friend Scott Kesterson has many friends there in the Gardez-based ANA and ANP. I surely hope none…

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1st Bouhammer Roundtable Podcast

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I am so honored to have hosted the first ever Bouhammer Roundtable podcast this last weekend. I am joined on this podcast by two regular contributors to the Bouhammer blog, Mike T. and Scott Kesterson. In this podcast, which is actually #13 on this site (not #12 as I stated in the podcast), Scott, Mike…

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Guest Blogger: Scott Kesterson-Donations needed for COIN Reference Library

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The Counterinsurgen​cy Academy is located in Kabul, Afghanistan at the base of the ruins of the Queens castle. The purpose of the Academy is to teach and expand the doctrine of population centric concepts for operations in Afghanistan, and beyond. The contributions the Academy is making to Gen. McChrystal’s strategy can not be understated, nor…

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UPDATE of Gardez Situation from Scott Kesterson

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UPDATE of Gardez Situation from Scott Kesterson

This morning I posted an urgent update about this story with links to PJ Tobia’s blog. Here is another update from Scott to me along with several pictures.   Eight suicide bombers attacked Gardez today. Two detonated themselves, four were killed by Afghan forces before being able to detonate their suicide vests, and two escaped….

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