Tag Archives: iraq

Artillery

Just finished reading In Diyala Province, Persuasion by Artillery Fire and this quote jumped out at me from the US Army colonel the post was about: The artillery helps with “terrain denial” — driving insurgents away from potential safe havens, … Continue reading

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That’s a heck of a pothole

In Dallas the worst road hazard we normally have to look for is potholes.  In Iraq the road hazards can be a bit more hazardous.  Warning, sound on the video, slightly NSFW:

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Teh Funny

This is a funny: Cormac Ignatieff’s The Road.  Wherein some guy I’ve never heard of makes fun of some other guy I’ve never heard of (but who is apparently both famous and Canadian).  And uses Mary Lou Retton and Jeff … Continue reading

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Back to square one?

Abu Aardvark has a guest post of sorts from Lawrence Wright called Underestimating Al-Qaeda. The general idea is that AQ was on the ropes and essentially incapacitated (though not dead) after the Afghanistan war. Then the Iraq war came along … Continue reading

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