Category Archives: Afghanistan

Happy Birthday, Marines!

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/561959 And here’s an appropriate birthday present for all Marines– “Court Overturns Marine Sniper’s Conviction for Urinating on Dead Taliban Fighters”

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Former 1ID CG, Wayne Grigsby demoted but one rank

Usually Col Hank will come in here and give this guy a reaming. The now BG Grigsby was just demoted for an inappropriate relationship with a female captain. As per the report on MSN he exchanged over 850 text messages with her … Continue reading

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The Air Force…the softest bunch I ever saw

The Air Force hasn’t been a true uniformed service since the Key West agreement, they only love playing fighter pilot and having the worst command climate of all seven uniformed services. But this story published by Vice tells you why … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Idiocy, Uncategorized, Why I Hate the Air Force | 1 Comment

Afghanistan, Ammo, and an Arms Race

LtCol P is taking a well-deserved break. Enjoy your break sir!  Now for some light reading: Over at the Cipher Brief, Bennett Seftel asks the eternal question ‘Should I stay or should I go now?’ Rampant corruption in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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War Sycophants and ROTC Kids

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Tom Ricks lecture at Arizona State University.  In his retirement as a defense reporter he is a Fellow at Center on the Future of War.  He currently writes the Foreign Policy Blog: … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, China, Diplomacy, Friends & Allies, Marine Corps, Mattis, NATO, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

When you get overpaid, you pay it back

When 10,000 Soldiers get overpaid while in the National Guard because the Pentagon and the NGB made a mistake.  Why should they have to pay it back.  We all remember during the height of the war how the bonuses were … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Iraq, Leadership, Readiness, The Long War, Uncategorized, Veterans' Issues | 7 Comments

Damning Critique of the U S Military

A particularly insightful article over at Tom Rick’s blog site on the the failure of American leadership in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  It damns the idea we have the war one year at a time and takes to tasks the … Continue reading

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