Monthly Archives: June 2008

Returned To Base

     I’ve done a reverse MacArthur.  I have returned from the Philippines.       As it happened, I rolled home and straight into an exercise! I’d like to say I swapped my ‘Battle Rattle’ for a chemical defense ensemble, but rather … Continue reading

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Whittle Back

     Bill Whittle’s been absent from his blog for awhile.  It turns out he’s not only alive, he’s been writing a movie script!      Finally! Something that ought to be worth watching in the intellectual sense coming out of Hollywood! I hope … Continue reading

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Revisiting Ramadi

     I received an informative article awhile back from Mr Gary Patriquin, father of my late friend CPT Travis Patriquin (the author of the PowerPoint slideshow How to Win in Anbar).  If you’d like to know how the West was won, … Continue reading

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Boodle Fights and Dead Gecko Coffee

     Today my colleagues and I were invited to a Boodle Fight with some of our host-nation counterparts.  The Boodle Fight is a tradition in this country that builds esprit de corps (team-building, in modern business parlance).  I’m not sure how far it … Continue reading

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