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K = Kandahar

I spent some time in Kandahar in 2009. Things weren’t great when I was there. But its history has seen much, much worse than what I saw. 332 more words


Bergdahl Debacle Benefitted the GITMO Terrorists

Army General Milley exercised courage in finding that Army deserter Bergdahl should be charged with desertion.  I’m confident there was plenty of pressure on GEN Milley to not prefer charges against Bergdahl given that he was traded for five hardened terrorists housed at GITMO. 116 more words

National Security Issues

Congress and Obama

Congress and Obama have grown further and further apart as his terms in office have continued. They will grow further apart in his last two years. 493 more words

Presidential Elections

Armored Cars: General Dynamics Cougar

The Cougar is the most battle-tested and combat-proven MRAP in the world. Like the Navistar MaxxPro, the Cougar saw extensive use in Iraq and Afghanistan, possibly saving countless lives thanks to its robust protection. 491 more words

United States Of America

In My Hands Today...

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashums. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. 176 more words


Books and Beads: Rumi

Books and Beads” is back for National Poetry Month!  Like the first installment of the series, this one is composed by Natalie Thielen Helper, Beadazzled sales associate and public relations manager.   691 more words


Band of sisters: Elite group of female Army Rangers battled under harrowing conditions

When I heard that Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s new book, Ashley’s War, was already due to be a film, and that Reese Witherspoon had won a bidding war for the rights to produce it, I was not surprised. 992 more words

Politics And Government