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This past week, the New York Times ran the op-ed “The Land of 10,000 Wars” by Ganesh Sitaraman. Hard to resist the urge to post the entire op-ed here. Check it out if you haven’t read it already.   The challenge for General McChrystal is creating a comprehensive and integrated strategy for Afghanistan out of […]

This week’s Mashup features jumps back and forth, between the past and present.   I did an online search for “the last days of the Taliban,” after running across this cover for Time magazine’s Dec. 17, 2001 edition. Hard to believe the cover ran in 2001. Here are a few other interesting reads from the […]

Announced this morning: Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti will be awarded the Medal of Honor.   From Gina Cavallaro’s Army Times’ article titled “White House Confirms Medal of Honor“:   Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, a fire support specialist who was killed June 21, 2006, in Afghanistan, will receive the Medal of Honor for his […]

Thank you for your Weekend Mashup suggestions. A few of the blogs I’ve been introduced to this week include Global Guerrillas, Ink Spots, Sosh-P and Building Peace. When I saw T.X. Hammes mentioned in Building Peace’s July 13 post, I was sold. All four are great blogs. Suggest you visit if they are new to […]

It’s been one month since the June 8th launch of “It’s the Tribes, Stupid.” One month since I stepped into the blogosphere, sent my first “tweet” and was introduced to more sites, blogs, and social media participants than I knew existed. It has been a real education.  As I move forward, every Friday I’d like […]