Monthly Archive

2009
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 252 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

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Afghanistan: Media Finally Picking Up on Significance of 2010

Security turnaround in Afghanistan in 18 months a must: Mullen24 May 2009AFPWASHINGTON (AFP) — The US military must "dramatically" stem a three-year slide in the security situation in Afghanistan over... read more..

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Injustice and Captain Black

25 May 2009 Richard Oppel is an excellent war correspondent.  I first got to know him in 2005 in Iraq.  That this story is coming from Mr. Oppel indicates there is something to it.  No... read more..

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Can't Stop the Rain

A man can’t stop the rain, but he can use an umbrella.A man can’t stop the rain, but he can use an umbrella. ... read more..

6513

The Dutch Boy Dilemma

25 May 2009by BabatimI have been victimized this week by a crashed internet system and one false start on this post. In addition when I do get a little net time I am engaged in several email conversat... read more..

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Memorial Day 2009

25 May 2009Searching for an opportunity to honor America's veterans this Memorial Day, a moment presented itself.  Some friends and I visited a school for blind children in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  I sa... read more..

7057

Atomic Bomb and Suicide

26 May 2009 Went into a Korean travel agency in Thailand today to buy an airline ticket.  Am heading to Singapore, Philippines, then Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The staff at the agency is Korean and th... read more..

7209

Jungle Baby of Borneo

I went into a village in Iraq some years ago, and heard stories of how Saddam’s army came in, killed a lot of people and took all the pretty girls.  The pretty girls were never seen again.  I recall t... read more..

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Understanding the Surge in Iraq and What’s Ahead

27 May 2009 By Thomas RicksMay 2009 Thomas E. Ricks is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is also a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and serves as a special militar... read more..

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James 'Maggie' Megellas

27 May 2009 Medal of Honor nominee James ‘Maggie’ Megellas has been invited by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for the Military Order of William(Medal of Honor) ceremony. The Military Order of Will... read more..

5784

Singapore--Philippines--Pakistan--Afghanistan

Thursday, 28 May 2009Am in Singapore to meet up with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  Unfortunately his airplane had difficulties and he is delayed.  I understand part of the trip is being trimmed ... read more..

12072

Good News from the Philippines

28 May 2009 Troops kill 10 rebels in southern Philippines Reuters27 May 2009 MANILA, May 27 (Reuters) - Philippine troops killed 10 rogue Muslim rebels in a massive sea-air-land assault on a remo... read more..

11018

Good News from Malaysia

28 May 2007  Malaysia to keep terror suspect 27 May 2007BBC A top Singaporean terrorism suspect recaptured in Malaysia last month will not be extradited for at least two years, Malaysia's pri... read more..

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Sets Me Straight

29 May 2009Secretary Gates arrived in Singapore after a 35 hour flight from Kansas.  The aircraft landed several times along the way due to a technical issue that precluded in-flight refueling.  But h... read more..

7789

Soldier in Need

30 May 2009 This email came from a friend named Susanne.  I got to know Susanne in Iraq while she was working for the Red Cross.  Susanne is like a silent "Soldiers' Angel" (one of my favor... read more..

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Trip with Secretary Gates

31 May 2009We are in Singapore for an extra day.  This following is an official statement from Geoff Morrell, the press secretary for Secretary Gates:"Secretary Gates has elected to delay by a day his... read more..

12954

Secretary Gates in Singapore

01 June 2009Manila, PhilippinesThe Shangri-La security dialogue is over.  Bigwigs from all over the region came to the conference, including Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  All the major media read more..

9327

U.S. Navy in the Philippines

02 June 2009Members of “Special Boat Team 12” from Coronado preparing for work earlier today.  The Philippine armed forces are hard at work in the battle against international terrorists.  They are ma read more..

7830

PIPS NATO Supply Lines

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10259

Close Combat

02 June 2009U.S. and Philippine troops are closely cooperating in the fight against terrorists.  After duty, these men practice knife fighting and “Arnis.”  Arnis is a form of stick fighting popular i read more..

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Philippines

03 June 2009MindanaoThe southern Philippines has been a festering bed for international terrorists for decades.  Direct links with al Qaeda and associated groups, such as Jemaah Islamiya (JI), are con read more..

7896

Smartly Written piece by Paul Wolfowitz

  Obama and the Freedom Agenda Egyptian liberals like Ayman Nour should be able to take comfort in his words.By PAUL WOLFOWITZ President Barack Obama faces great challenges when he speaks to read more..

8934

This Morning’s Photos

Friday, 05 June 2009Sulu IslandU.S. troops here in the Philippines have been happily receiving large shipments of donated books from citizens in the United States.Friday, 05 June 2009Sulu IslandU.S. t... read more..

11018

Jolo

05 June 2009This is the nicest war I’ve ever been to. Outside Magazine seems to think the same:05 June 2009This is the nicest war I’ve ever been to. Outside Magazine seems to think the same:This Is read more..

8728

Important Safety Tip Civilian Contractors Subject to Iraqi Law...and Iraqi Investigations

6 June 2009 U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing, sources say. BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Five American security contractors were detained in connection with the killing of another American co... read more..

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Green Beret Loses Race and Wins a Battle

First published: 10 June 2009Mindanao Island, Philippines After one week of close access to some key players in this conflict, I can make one certain statement: This is a complex war. As for the comp... read more..

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Inside the Surge: One Commander’s Lessons in Counterinsurgency

12 June 2009Lieutenant Colonel Jim Crider and his battalion, 1-4 Cav, performed masterfully in Iraq.  I got to know LTC Crider and his soldiers on the streets of Baghdad.  We spent a lot of time on th read more..

11163

Southern Philippines

17 June 2009Small teams of American troops are spread across many locations in the southern Philippines.  Each team works side-by-side with Filipino counterparts.  The jobs vary.  Navy SEALs and Speci read more..

7334

Obama's Promise of a New Beginning now Hollow

19 June 2009By Joseph L. Galloway McClatchy Newspapers Who stole our change? Who hijacked a popular uprising that was going to put a stop to business as usual in Washington, D.C.? What happened to read more..

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We are Watching a Golden Moment Slip Away in Iran.

19 June 2009 'No Comment' Is Not an OptionThe Washington PostBy Paul WolfowitzFriday, June 19, 2009 President Obama's first response to the protests in Iran was silence, followed by a cautious, a read more..

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The Iranian Time Bomb

20 June 2009Nearly two years ago, I read the book "The Iranian Time Bomb: The Mullah Zealots' Quest for Destruction," by Michael Ledeen.  In light of today's events in Iran, Mr. Ledeen's words are pro read more..

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