14 Dec 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1141-10 December 14, 2010 DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Dec. 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Killed

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14 Dec 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1139-10 December 13, 2010 DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Stacy A. Green, 34, of Alexander City, Ala., died Dec. 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He

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14 Dec 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1138-10 December 13, 2010 DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Ethan L. Goncalo, 21, of Fall Rivers, Mass., died Dec. 11 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related

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13 Dec 2010

RIP Richard Holbrooke

Out for a long-overdue drinks and dinner with foreign-policy-oriented friends tonight, all of a sudden our phones buzz. Richard Holbrooke, the most distinguished diplomat of his generation, has died. None of us know quite what to say. Our respect for Holbrooke has long been tempered with a certain exasperation with

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12 Dec 2010

Sustainability and Afghanistan

Rajiv Chandrasekaran has a tremendous piece of reporting and analysis on Nawa, a district in Helmand that’s an ostensible model for what the U.S. can accomplish in Afghanistan if we’re to factor out a sea change in governance from Karzai and an end to the Pakistani safe havens. At the

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11 Dec 2010

All The Beating Drums, The Celebration Guns

Don’t call it a combat death… RIP, Pfc. Finch. IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1135-10 December 11, 2010 DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn. Pfc. David D. Finch, 24, of Bath Springs, Tenn., died Dec. 8 in

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11 Dec 2010

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Intelligence agency pays Bad Guy for information in confusing environment deemed national priority! That’s not to disrespect Jim Risen’s formidable reporting talents, since I definitely would have reported that Hajji Juma Khan was a CIA asset if I had discovered it, and he did and I didn’t. But let’s not

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11 Dec 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1134-10 December 10, 2010 DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Dec. 8 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

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10 Dec 2010

Nobody’s Driving

An anthem for the Obama administration over the last few weeks. As it turns out, I’m driving to watch a giant electromagnetic gun get fired off, so while I’ve barely posted at all this week, expect radio silence today. And in case you were wondering: no relation.

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09 Dec 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1132-10 December 09, 2010 DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Michael E. Geary, 20, of Derry, N.H., died Dec. 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was

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