Posts Tagged “Obama”

GERONIMO, E.K.I.A

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Thanks to my good friend Matt Gallagher (http://kaboombook.com/) 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…

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A follow up to the President’s Plan

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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…

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

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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…

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Dear Mr. President:

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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…

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A Logistical ‘Challenge’ is an understatement

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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,…

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Deadliest Month…Again

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It is really getting old to keep typing the same posts every month or two about how a new record has been set about it being the deadliest month. August was really bad, but October has gotten much worse and the month is not even over yet. Of course this should come as no surprise….

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It is Time to Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the War

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Ok Mr. President and circle of advisors, it is time for you to figure out what you are going to do. Your VP said you would be tested in the first 6 months, and even though you have been tested domestically, this is your first real test on foreign affairs and definitely the first test…

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When in Command, COMMAND

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“When in Command, COMMAND!” Those were the words of Admiral Nimitz during the battle of Midway in WWII. There are a lot of things going on today with Afghanistan and I need to catch up. But the bottom line is this, last week CJCS ADM Mullen started laying the groundwork because he read the report…

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