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Refreshing and encouraging

It is refreshing and encouraging to see a military leader put some of the civilian leadership in check and do the hard right (putting his career on the line with this administration) vs. the easy wrong (let the OPSEC violations continue to go unchecked). Gen. Joseph Votel, the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) […]

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This is why…

…the BBC is reporting this morning that the Taliban now controls more of Afghanistan than ever, since 2001. Also why now there are reports like this, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/01/26/the-u-s-was-supposed-to-leave-afghanistan-by-2017-now-it-might-take-decades/  

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Soldiers from C Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, survey the ridgeline after taking in sniper fire from an insurgent during Operation Diamond Head in Afghanistan, July 29.

This really isn’t “good” news

It is a sad state of affairs for our military when “allowing” them to kill the enemy is considered “good” news. The Obama administration has loosened the rules of engagement for U.S. forces striking the Islamic State and affiliated groups in Afghanistan, allowing them to target militants just for being associated with the terror network,.. […]

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Camp Phoenix in its new life

For those of us who served as ETT’s or PMT’s up to 2009, we worked for Task Force Phoenix.  TF Phoenix was headquartered at Camp Phoenix in Kabul.  After TF Phoenix I, each succeeding iteration was staffed by a National Guard brigade, augmented with teams gathered from the National Guard and the Regular Army.  Bouhammer […]

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Looking to fight ISIS as part of your New Year’s Resolution?

Source: SecurityDegreeHub.com

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