Monthly Archive

July 2009
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 15 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.


Lithuanians on the Moon

Lithuanians on the MoonandSpeaking the Language01 July 2009Chaghcharan, Ghor Province, AfghanistanLithuanian Lieutenant Marius Varna walked me around the perimeter of the small camp and we scanned the... read more..


Philippines: Some Notes, Thoughts, and Observations

06 June 2009Filed From Chaghcharan, AfghanistanOverviewUntil recently, Afghanistan was called “The Forgotten War.” The dramatic domestic, regional, and international politics of the Iraq war largely e read more..


On McNamara's Leaving

07 July 2009 By Joseph L. GallowayMcClatchy Newspapers "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." —Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) Well, the aptly named Robert S read more..


The Village

08 July 2009(Filed from Afghanistan)The fight in the southern Philippines varies in intensity and technique.  Commanders in the AFP (Armed Forces Philippines) will say that the fight consists of about read more..


Lithuanians on the Moon: Lithuanian Translation

08 July 2009For Lithuanian speakers, please see: Lietuviai mėnulyjetardamas šiuos žodžius 2009 m. liepos 1 d.Čagčaranas, Goro provincija, AfganistanasLietuvis vyr. leitenantas Marius Varna palydėjo ma read more..



Searching for Kuchi & Finding Lizards

13 July 2009Ghor Province, AfghanistanThe wake-up alarm sounded at 0345, and by 0430 the Lithuanian soldiers were ready to roll.  The Lithuanians had always arrived early, prepared for action before e read more..


Sangow Bar Village

Sangow Bar VillageSome Notes and Photos16 July 2009Ghor Province, AfghanistanOn a per capita basis, Afghanistan is becoming more dangerous for British and American troops than Iraq ever was.  For thos... read more..


One Giant Leap

20 July 2009Yesterday, a helicopter crashed on base at Kandahar Airfield, killing sixteen.  Later that night we had a minor rocket attack which caused me to roll out of bed onto the floor, while this read more..


Some Photos and Captions

22 July 2009Filed from Sangin, Afghanistan(This dispatch is from Ghor Province, though I am now with British forces down south.)Lithuanian soldier on Swedish C-130 from Kabul to Kandahar and finally t... read more..


SatComms for Soldiers

25 July 2009Sangin, AfghanistanHave been out with British forces in the area of Sangin in northern Helmand Province.  This area appears to be turning into the main effort of the current fight in Afgha... read more..


An Artery of Opium a Vein of Taliban

27 July 2009Sangin, Afghanistan Afghanistan as seen from Washington and London. Afghanistan as seen from the shoes of pundits who do not land here, who often say we have enough helicopters. Any po... read more..


Night Into Day

Sangin, Helmand ProvinceAfghanistan 29 July 2009 Orders are given before every operation.  The orders filter down through various unit levels involved, until each platoon finally recieves its... read more..

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