Archiv der Kategorie: Iraq

Bergdahl, Russia, and Discipline

Leading off is a very incendiary editorial calling the Army’s treatment of members of SGT Bergdahl’s unit into question. I have to admit, what about this affair at that unit’s level required a Non-Disclosure Agreement with threats of punishment – … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army, Heroism, History, Iraq, Marine Corps, NATO, Navy | Verschlagwortet mit | 3 Kommentare

Desert Shield at 27

It’s been 27 years since Hussein invaded Kuwait and we responded with a world-class, ready force. Thank you ladies and gentlemen who participated directly and indirectly.

Veröffentlicht unter History, Iraq, Readiness | Kommentar hinterlassen

Nice Shot, Eh!

Canadian sniper drops the hammer on ISIS at 3,450 „metres [sic]“. „The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Friends & Allies, Iraq | Kommentar hinterlassen

Heart-Warming Story out of Iraq: Wild Hogs Kill ISIS Fighters

Does it get any better?? Only with beer!

Veröffentlicht unter History, Humor, Iraq | 2 Kommentare

Good Work, Marine

Keep it up. Ev’ry clime and place, baby.

Veröffentlicht unter Iraq, Marine Corps, The Long War | Kommentar hinterlassen

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 … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Iraq, Leadership, Readiness, The Long War, Uncategorized, Veterans' Issues | 7 Kommentare

Iraqi Refugee Becomes US Marine

Good story, sent by way of Tango Seven-Six hisself: Lance Cpl. Amanda Issa — who as a teenager fled the violence of her native Mosul ahead of the arrival of the Islamic State — now proudly wears the Eagle, Globe and Anchor … Weiterlesen

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ISIS Employing a New Kind of Explosive?

Unsettling, if so. The attack claimed the lives of 324 innocent civilians, many of them children. More than 200 additional civilians were injured in the attack. On July 28, the BBC released an article summarizing some key characteristics of the … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Defending the Homeland, Iraq, The Long War | 2 Kommentare

The Gulf War 25 Years On, and the Two Alumni Lost

Remembering Major T. C. M. Zeugner, USA, and First Lieutenant T. L. Plunk ’88, USA. R.I.P.

Veröffentlicht unter Army, History, Iraq, Taps, VMI | 1 Kommentar

Americans Fighting Against ISIS

Good article. While thousands of Europeans and North Americans have joined ISIS, at least a hundred Westerners have enlisted as fighters against the terrorist group. Compelled by reports of the Islamic State’s gruesome activities, the first volunteers came in the fall of … Weiterlesen

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