Thanks to my good friend Matt Gallagher ( I have stumbled across what appears to be the most detailed and accurate account of the planning and execution of the raid that killed the most sought after terrorist in the world.  The story on the New Yorker website by Nicholas Schmidle is extremely details and seems to corroborate a lot […]

A follow up to the President’s Plan

Yesterday I posted a blog entry about the President’s withdrawal plan from Afghanistan. Around the time I was posting that, apparently GEN Petraeus was testifying in front of the Senate committee which was confirming him as the head of the CIA. ‘ It appears that GEN Petraeus has the same reservations and concerns that ADM Mullen had. Hours later […]

I Told You So, why doesn’t the President read Bouhammer?

You know if the President and the policy makers that surround him would just read and consult with milblogs like this one, Mudville Gazette, Blackfive, Afghan Quest and many others then we could save him the embarrassment of having us say “I told you so“. When the President announced his new Afghanistan plan on 1 […]

Dear Mr. President:

Now that I’ve had a few days to ingest, digest, and perform my own mission analysis on your new plan for Afghanistan, I’m a bit concerned.  My concerns are based from my experiences of being on one end of the spectrum at the tip of of the spear defending freedom in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border regions, to […]

A Logistical ‘Challenge’ is an understatement

I have been talking within my circles of Afghan vets for the last four months while the President has had in his possession about the logistics of surging in forces. We have all seen this this is going to be a major issue. There is nowhere to put these guys. And as the article states, […]