After a Decade of Operations, Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Afghanistan?
As we hit the 10 1/2 year mark in Afghanistan, the state of trust and confidence between the coalition and the Afghan people is at perhaps its lowest ebb, and support for the war effort is wavering across the political spectrum. Given this, it appears time to reconsider the current status of our effort there — what have we accomplished, and what do we still | Read More »
The Degüello: The Story of One Special Forces A-Team and the Mission of a Lifetime
JUST WEEKS AFTER the attacks of September 11, 2001, a small number of elite special operators were inserted into northern Afghanistan. The Degüello, by Special Forces veteran Scott Zastrow, tells the story of the first unit to deploy: ODA 555, or ‘Triple Nickel,’ an A-Team from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky’s 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Accompanied by an Air Force combat controller, the ten-man team infiltrated | Read More »
Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT) appears to have his wires crossed (I know, I know…)
I can’t hope to compare to the Moe Lane Treatment (©?) already given this story, but I did feel compelled to make a couple of points about it. Let’s refresh: Independent [Ed: Read: Socialist] Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says language next to president’s portrait is misleading because it says the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks led to the war in Iraq. … Sanders, a strong | Read More »