Category Archives: Afghanistan

Posts pertaining to the war in Afghanistan and its implications, statistics, and operations.

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts – Why Memorial Day is Personal, Even When it’s Not


I’ve never fought in a war and I probably never will. I’m not brave enough. I could write about tragedy (and I often do), and perhaps my words would be resonant – but to me, they’d ring hollow, because I … Continue reading

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Camaraderie Out of Extremity – Gratitude in the Wake of the bin Laden Assassination


Last night, I was flying with my family back from Portland to Los Angeles. As we strapped ourselves into our seats and powered down our cell phones, a muffled voice came over the plane’s speaker system. “This is your captain … Continue reading

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Election Guide


If you think that more minorities belong in jail, vote Republican tomorrow. If you’ve seen your share of nature and have come to terms with letting the rest of it go, vote Republican tomorrow. If you think that no one … Continue reading

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“Only Iraqis”


Sometimes presidential jargon can become confusing and misleading. In fact, that is often precisely the administration’s goal: to say one thing while making it look like they’re saying another. For today’s post, I’ve taken snippet’s from the president’s speech and … Continue reading

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