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He lost the right of self defense in combat

Okay, it probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but it is something I might have done when I was a platoon leader or company commander in combat and had just lost some men. Army 1LT Michael Behenna decided to interrogate a naked detainee who he...

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It’s time to declare war

Imam Anwar al Awlaki is dead. He was killed because our government targeted him as an enemy. Let’s see; he held two key roles in the murky arena of international Jihadist terrorism. First, he was one of the emerging leaders of al Qaeda after we...

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

19 March (because of the time change, it was the early hours of 20 Mar in Iraq) is the anniversary of the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 8 years ago, our troops began a worthy and critical mission, to take out the vicious and dangerous Saddam...

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The terrorist on the Delta flight

On Christmas day a terrorist claiming to be linked to al Qaeda tried to blow up a Delta airliner while it was approaching to land at Detroit. He was apparently burned very badly and was subdued by a passenger. The terrorist is now in the hospital...

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Winning in Afghanistan

On 14 Dec the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen said that the insurgents “have a dominant influence in 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.”br /Further, they are becoming more effective at using IEDs and small-unit tactics. Mullen said that...

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Opportunity is knocking

Every report I can get from the folks on the ground in Iraq indicates that there has been a sudden shift in the environment of the battlefield.While many of the native Iraqi are uneducated, they’re not stupid. They do know who it is that is trying...

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It’s Good News

Oh, my gosh! There’s good news from the battlefield! Almost all reports from the folks in Iraq state that there has been a sudden shift in the pulse of battlefield. Sometimes without much warning thousands of once disgruntled Sunni have turned on al...

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