Welcome to Barack Obama’s Syrian War.
Ah, sorry: ‘conflict.’ That’s what we call wars when we don’t want to call them wars. It’s sort of a tradition, for Democrats: see Korea, Vietnam, and Serbia. At any rate: …and so it begins. The White House will announce Friday that a small number of U.S. special operations forces will be sent into Syria, according to a senior U.S. official. The senior U.S. official | Read More »
Iraqi Report: US Special Forces now in direct combat with ISIS in Iraq
As one of my bosses in the Army was fond of saying, “We ain’t got time to do it right but we always got time to do it over.” Now four years after Obama and Hillary Clinton contrived a reason to give our troops the bum’s rush from a won war in Iraq, we are back in combat there. Not just with aircraft but with | Read More »
UPDATED: Acts of Valor
UPDATE 9/27, 2013: Today I rekindled my RedState membership. After the disappointment of the 2012 elections, I let my blogging and political social media go, and took a breather. I have had to square myself with my belief that my God is in charge, and His plan is perfect. Because it sure doesn’t look like it on the surface. I could trust Him, or not. | 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 »
Post-mortem on Osama Bin Laden
I offer some suggestions on what should have been the fate of Osama bin Laden’s fate. Also, I address other issues resulting from his demise.
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Call off the drones
In a piece a couple of Sundays ago by a Pakistani BBC correspondent on how the Pakistanis are caving to the Taliban, these paragraphs popped out: In Swat, I heard the same story again and again: Before the peace deal, soldiers would stop people at checkpoints and say, “Don’t go that way, the Taliban are slitting someone’s throat.” But they wouldn’t intercede to stop the | Read More »