Monthly Archive

September 2008
Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 1920 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

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"Many Taliban Dead"

03 Sept 20080910 est Michael has no internet but called on sat phone.British 2 Para in Helmand provence have been reapeatedlyand successfully closing with and engaging the Taliban. In ongoing ope read more..

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Af-Pak war continues to escalate

Helmand Province, Afghanistan05 Sep 2008 The Af-Pak war continues to escalate.  Morale among American, Aussie, British and Canadian forces is high.  I cannot comment on others; to date, I have not bee... read more..

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Where Eagles Dare

9 September 2008Helmand Province, Afghanistan When I was briefed on the top-secret mission before it was launched, I thought : “Good grief.  I might have to report on the failure of one of the larges... read more..

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Correction and Update: "Where Eagles Dare"

09 September 2008 Correction and update: In the dispatch “Where Eagles Dare,” I wrote that General Dan McNeill was the overall commander in Afghanistan.  This is incorrect: General Dan McNeill was read more..

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Shift in forces to Afghanistan less than requested

The modest shift in US forces to Afganistan announced Tuesday by President George W. Bush falls short of his commanders' requests despite signs the seven year-old US-NATO project there is at risk. Wh... read more..

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Taliban urges next Canadian prime minister to pull troops out of Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban say they know that an election campaign is underway in Canada and that's why they have stepped up attacks against Canadians in Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Qari ... read more..

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Super-blogger Michael Totten brings home more fascinating information that we cannot find elsewhere:

“Russia can have at its borders only enemies or vassals.” – George F. Kennan, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union “You must draw a white-hot iron over this Georgian land!…You will have to br... read more..

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Canadian Prime Minister Ready to Throw in the Towel in Afghanistan

10 September 2008 Canada PM: Troops home from Afghanistan in 2011By ROB GILLIES TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister vowed Wednesday to pull troops from Afghanistan in 2011, the first time he has sa read more..

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Top Military Officer Urges Major Change in Afghanistan Strategy

11 September 2008 During the Spring of 2006, it was painfully obvious that Afghanistan was spiraling into a black hole.  I couldn't have written it more clearly at that time.  Many readers vowed never read more..

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General David Petraeus warns of long struggle ahead for US in Iraq

11 September 2008   Always important to listen to General Petraeus: He tells the good, bad and the ugly: read more..

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'Iraq was not like this. This is war-fighting'

12 September 2008 The serious fighting is just getting started.  There are far too few helicopters in Afghanistan.  Please send more helicopters, or more coffins. read more..

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British Operations in Helmand Afghanistan

13 September 2008 The Small Wars Journal is an excellent resource. Dr. Daniel Marston has a good piece up about the area of Afghanistan I am currently in.  Dr. Marston's words reflect t read more..

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The Endgame in Iraq

13 September 2008 An important and thoughtful article about Iraq, written by key people who know. Michael read more..

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Death in the Corn: Part I of III

Published: 15 September 2008Helmand Province, Afghanistan The soldiers are living like animals at a little rat’s nest called FOB Gibraltar. They call it “Gib.” Named after the lynchpin of British ... read more..

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Death in the Corn: Part I of III

Published: 15 September 2008Helmand Province, Afghanistan The soldiers are living like animals at a little rat’s nest called FOB Gibraltar. They call it “Gib.” Named after the lynchpin of British ... read more..

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Death in the Corn: Part II of III

Published: 17 September 2008 The ambush was set, but “Terry” Taliban didn’t step into it. The most successful hunters are not the ones who bag something every time, but the ones who hunt all the time... read more..

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Death in the Corn: Part II of III

Published: 17 September 2008 The ambush was set, but “Terry” Taliban didn’t step into it. The most successful hunters are not the ones who bag something every time, but the ones who hunt all the time... read more..

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Secret Report detailing French deaths in Afghanistan

20 September 2008I was able to carefully read the secret NATO/ISAF report cited in this news story, which does a good job of reporting the facts in the report.   Photographs published in the report sh read more..

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Shipping Policy

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Totally Wrong?

21 September 2008 Yesterday (20 September 2008), I linked an article in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail concerning the Taliban ambush of French troops in Afghanistan on August 18.  The... read more..

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Death in the Corn: Part III of III

Published: 22 September 2008 Living with British troops of 2 Para at FOB Gibraltar and watching them fight, I witnessed one of the great paradoxes of Afghanistan. The troops are fighting hard and read more..

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Death in the Corn: Part III of III

Published: 22 September 2008 Living with British troops of 2 Para at FOB Gibraltar and watching them fight, I witnessed one of the great paradoxes of Afghanistan. The troops are fighting hard and read more..

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French and NATO Intentionally Deceiving the Public

22 September 2008AfghanistanNATO and the French military continue to deny that a secret report exists concerning the loss of ten French soldiers last month in Afghanistan.  For the record, I have no i... read more..

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Whatzis?

24 September 2008Jalalabad, AfghanistanThe shawal kameez is standard wear for Afghan men.  Since I plan to spend a great deal of time exploring Afghanistan unembedded, I headed into downtown Jalalabad... read more..

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Moment of Truth in Iraq Photography Exhibit

I am very happy to announce the opening of my first photography exhibit.  During my travels I have taken thousands of photos, only a small portion of which have been published.  Some of thes... read more..

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