Monthly Archive

June 2009
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 21 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.


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..


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..


PIPS NATO Supply Lines

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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..



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..


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..


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..



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..


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..


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..


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..


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..


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..


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..


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..


David Rohde Escapes

21 June 2009The excellent reporter David Rohde has escaped his kidnappers.  My latest word on Mr. Rohde came on about June 1 during a trip with Secretary Gates, when a very well placed source told me ... read more..


Michael Jackson

News of Mr. Jackson's death is sweeping around the world.  Having worked for Mr. Jackson at his Neverland Ranch, I had the feeling that he was a hostage to his success.  Finally, the King of Pop will ... read more..


The Road to Hell: Part II

27 June 2009AfghanistanWith so many contractors, journalists, and even tourists floating around Afghanistan, some are bound to be kidnapped.  The recent escape by David Rohde provides a happy conclusi... read more..


Sean Pillai interviews Jeff Mellinger

27 June 2009Kabul, AfghanistanThe clearest sign that I am back in Afghanistan is that the electricity is out again.  Other than that, the day is bright, shiny and cool in Kabul.While reading/listening... read more..


Lithuanians in Afghanistan

29 June 2009Chaghcharan, Ghor ProvinceKabul has changed.  In recent years the roads were often clogged with military convoys, filling the town with aggravations and dangers often caused by the mere pr... read more..


Iraq Braces for U.S. Pullout

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