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Our Brothers in Arms are done

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Our Brothers in Arms are done

Well it appears that our Brothers in Arms, the cousins from the North….Canada are now finished with their mission in Afghanistan. Canada ended military operations in Afghanistan on Wednesday, ending a 12-year mission as the international community winds down its role in the country ahead of an end-of-year deadline for foreign combat operations to end….

Time for the final exam

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Time for the final exam

The announcement was made this morning after a ceremony in Kabul marking the formal handover of combat operations in Afghanistan from NATO forces to the Afghan Government. The handover of responsibility at a ceremony, attended by NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Mr Karzai, marks a significant milestone in the nearly 12-year war. It also…

Shirking accountability

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Talk about a lack of accountability and responsibility. This is classic denial and spin on behalf of the Karzai staff. I guess maybe they think “their” people may believe this, but I can guarantee you there is no way the American people will give this a thought as being truthful. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s top…

Green on Blue equals RED, Part II

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This is Part II of a two-part series. Part one can be read at http://bouhammer.com/2012/08/green-on-blue-equals-red/ As the Sr. NCO on my team I always told my team to NEVER trust anyone that is not 100% American, even our terps. Even though we trusted them more than anyone else (we had to as our lives counted on…

Green on Blue equals RED

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I remember when I wrote about Green on Blue attacks over the last few years and they were like anomalies that were devastating, but rare.  I can’t write about them like that anymore because they are just happening too damned often. We are losing our warfighters to the hands of our “friends” weekly, and that is unacceptable. This is…

Worst briefing ever

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This briefing given by some German General in ISAF has got to go one of the worse ones I have ever seen.   This shooting has nothing to do with respecting either side. These guys, these “trusted” guys are gunning down and murdering our troops. I can’t believe they let this tool talk on behalf…

Our troops are surrounded

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Our troops are surrounded

The fight in Afghanistan is referred to as an asymmetric battlefield or a 360 degree battlefield. This is because it is not the standard linear type of fight we have faced in the past in many wars like WWI, WWII, Korea and many other wars of past. The 360 degree battlefield means that there is no real…

A view from the front

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The war in Afghanistan is not “popular” anymore. It is not really considered…what did President Obama call it once….the “Good War”, so the mainstream media is not really there to bring you images and stories from the front. Thank God we still have independent journalists and bloggers like my good friend Mark Seavey from the American Legion…

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