Monthly Archive

March 2009
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 40 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.


Islamabad's capitulation

02 March 2009Pakistani author Ahmed Rashid is a trusted source on AfPak.  His opinions have proven amazingly prescient.  His book "Taliban" was published six months before the 9/11 attacks, and provid read more..


A 'Ticking Time Bomb' Goes Off

02 March 2009 A deadly wave of released prisoners is likely to intrude into our future.  I was in northern Iraq when this attack occurred, but was far away and only heard through sources that the atta read more..


Tactical Success, Strategic Defeat

02 March 2009This Washington Post story rings true with my experience from October 2008.  I was in Afghanistan, and embeds with U.S. soldiers in that particular area were hard to come by, so I endeavo read more..


Afghan children likely killed by Taliban

03 March 2009 Slowly but clearly, the Afghan population is turning against us.  The Canadians are seen here struggling with the realization.  Secretary Gates told me in December that his most serious read more..


Breaking the Ice

04 March 2009Icebreakers   read more..


TORTURE: Some Thoughts

PART I 04 March 2009   On 24 February 2009, President Barack Obama said during his speech: “The United States of America Does Not Torture.”   The President’s words were cast LIVE, arou... read more..


Great Respect for Great Britain

04 March 2009It's an excellent day to see the United States reaching out to Great Britain.  Nobody stood stronger with us during the bad days of Iraq than Great Britain.  They are deeply in the fight read more..


President Protests Criminal Charges by Committing More Crimes

05 March 2009 The President of Sudan is behaving like a little Saddam Hussein, who behaved like a little Stalin.  The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar read more..


On Afghanistan

05 March 2009The mainstream media has finally fully caught up to where we were in 2006.  It is now commonly recognized that we have massive problems with AfPak, and that Pakistan is the real problem.& read more..


Dark Times

06 March 2009While I work on dispatches regarding torture, it appears that some people are getting what they want; many have asked for proof that torture occurred, and that torture be defined.  These read more..


Godspeed to Santos Cardona.

06 March 2009This is a sad story.  During the morning workout of reading reports from the front, I found that one of our latest losses in Afghanistan was also a casualty of Abu Ghraib.  The ghosts of read more..


Straight Talk

09 March 2009President Obama talks straight on Afghanistan.  We are not winning.  This bit of truth has been reported clearly on this website since early 2006.  In fact, not only are we not winning, w read more..


Victory in Iraq - Next Stop, Afghanistan

10 March 2009 Please read my latest article by picking up a copy of Townhall Magazine.  Townhall is offering a free copy of my book "Moment of Truth in Iraq," with new subscriptions to their excellent read more..


The Pathetic Afghan Army & Will Obama Fumble Iraq?

The Pathetic Afghan Army & Will Obama Fumble Iraq? 11 March 2009The disconnect between reporting and reality on Iraq was dramatic during 2005.  Media stories about the incompetence and hopelessness of... read more..


David Rohde Still Missing

11 March 2009Few people realize that New York Times journalist David Rohde was kidnapped in Afghanistan back in November.  There were a few scattered stories early on, but big reporting apparently has read more..


Afghan Army

12 March 2009There is dispute whether the testimony to the British House of Commons regarding the Afghan National Army is correct.Part of that testimony was published on my site yesterday. Colonel Bil read more..


Water Torture

16 March 2009 There has been much discussion recently about what constitutes torture.  Between research/travel in preparation for a return to Afghanistan and Iraq, I have been working on a couple of d read more..


The Myth of Kurdistan

Published: 18 March 2009 The Myth of KurdistanIraq's northern enclave used to be called a model for the rest of the country. Not anymore, say Kurds.Lennox SamuelsNEWSWEEK March 23, 2009Until the old m... read more..


Secretary of Courage

Secretary Gates is taking tough decisions head-on, and making them. ... read more..


Congressman John Murtha

19 March 2009 Gabriel Ledeen spent two tours as a Marine lieutenant in Iraq.  And so when an email comes in from Gabe, it grabs my attention. Gabe sent this today: Friends, Congressman Jo read more..


Our Must-Win War

20 March 2009By now, President Barack Obama must be acutely aware of the spiraling AfPak situation.  Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman have penned a very smart piece about the tough road ahead.  read more..


Soldiers and Sinise

20 March 2009A soldier emailed me with a surprise.  I did not know that Gary Sinise was involved with a film about soldiers, but you know if Gary is involved, the movie will be top-quality and accurat read more..


McCaffrey on Mexico - AAR January 2009

20 March 2009 Please Click here to View the entire report. 20 March 2009 Please Click here to View the entire report.     read more..


Treatment of Prisoners

20 March 2009Before I lived in Germany and Poland for about six years, the Army taught me German and some Polish.  And so there were countless conversations with older Germans and Poles, and I heard e read more..


Iranian Madmen Preparing to Play Obama like a Fiddle

21 March 2009It's almost certainly true that most Americans want to see President Obama succeed in making peace with Iran.  The prospect seems sadly laughable, though.  Not with the current Iranian le... read more..


Afghanistan: Writing on the Wall

23 March 2009 Obama Says a Way Out of Afghanistan Is NeededBy HELENE COOPERPublished: March 22, 2009WASHINGTON — The United States must look for a way out of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama... read more..


Small Talk

23 March 2009Gary Sinise is an incredible American.  We were swapping some emails over the past week and I saw this article about his latest support for our troops:  Commentary: We can't do enough for... read more..


Mark Bowden on Torture

24 March 2009Interesting that Mr. Bowden and I have separately come to similar conclusions on torture and related topics.  Different, but similar enough.However, some of my views are remarkably differ... read more..


Gary Sinise to Continue Long March

25 March 2009Gary has been supporting troops for more than two decades not just in word, but in a long stream of deeds.  Our troops post his photos on headquarters walls in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I re... read more..


McCaffrey on Mexico - 23 March 2009

26 March 2009 General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey continues to sound cautions and alarms on Mexico.  Clearly he loves the place and doesn't want to see it fall apart.  For their sake or for ours.  I would ... read more..

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