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    Book is still going strong. Hope some of you...

    Book is still going strong. Hope some of you have had the chance to check it out. Would appreciate any feedback as I get ready to do the second edition. Thanks in advance!
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    Update. Book sales have been good. The book has...

    Update. Book sales have been good. The book has received 10 reviews on Amazon and I'm working on a book cover right now.

    Below is a review that a book club did on the book:
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    Thanks for the tip on the Moro book! I agree...

    Thanks for the tip on the Moro book!

    I agree with a lot of what you wrote, but did the Army actually put any of the Philippines lessons in doctrine? I haven't been able to confirm that, if true.
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    Thanks for the info so far. Here are some of the...

    Thanks for the info so far. Here are some of the lessons that were learned:

    - The Army realized the importance of separating the population from teh guerrillas through a combination of population...
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    And that's what I intend to do. Thanks!

    And that's what I intend to do. Thanks!
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    Thesis topic

    ALCON:

    Good day! I'm currently in one of those fun military schools and am looking at a thesis topic for a short paper (3-5 pages) that I will look to make into a larger article to publish. ...
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    I just wanted to say thanks to all who bought the...

    I just wanted to say thanks to all who bought the book so far. We were the #3 book on the Iraq War on Kindle's New Releases for the month of May. Thanks so much for your help!
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    I need to do better at marketing...

    Over 400 views and just a few sales...thanks to those who bought it! I obviously have to get better at marketing! HA!
    :D
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    Guys, thanks again for the support! I remember...

    Guys, thanks again for the support!

    I remember the day Thom Shanker came and did his research for the article. I'm still in touch with him to this day. The ramifications of that article are...
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    Thanks, Bill! I've gotten good feedback so far. ...

    Thanks, Bill! I've gotten good feedback so far. It's more of an anecdotal book but Iraqis and Americans I know who were there say it brought back a lot of good memories...those who weren't there...
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    New Book on Iraq in 2003-2004

    Hi, all! I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I'm doing a shameless plug for my new ebook, "Tales From The Tigris." It's about my first year in Iraq when I ran the Baghdad Mosquito, the...
  12. Thanks, Ken...glad someone is looking at it...I...

    Thanks, Ken...glad someone is looking at it...I certainly have heard nothing of it and hope that something comes of it...
  13. Commonalities and lessons learned between gangs and insurgencies

    ALCON:

    Seems to me after watching Gangland on The History Channel (great show on a great channel) that there are a lot of similarities between gangs and insurgencies...and a lot of lessons learned...
  14. Faye, I do hope you'll come back to let...

    Faye,

    I do hope you'll come back to let everyone here know how the debate turned out...

    I do think the key weakness in your opponent's arguement (as pointed out by another poster) is the idea...
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    For a great look into the Soviet experience in...

    For a great look into the Soviet experience in Afghanistan, read The Hidden War. I can't remember the author's name, but he was a Russian journalist who offered a very fair and impartial perspective...
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    When was the last US bayonet charge?

    I have a friend here in Kabul that swears it was during the Korean War, but I thought the Marines led the last one in Vietnam. Does anyone know???
  17. What's wrong with being a contractor? I've done...

    What's wrong with being a contractor? I've done three deployments as a contractor in Bosnia and Iraq and my teams were usually given more work than the military and were making more significant...
  18. Tom, I don't think this is about going head to...

    Tom,

    I don't think this is about going head to head...I think it's about trying to demonstrate that no place in the south is safe and to convince the population that the government can't protect...
  19. The attacks in Lashkar Ghah could be revealing

    KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan government troops repulsed a fresh attack late Tuesday by Taliban fighters massed outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah in southwestern Afghanistan and killed at...
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    Although these talks are welcome, the...

    Although these talks are welcome, the representatives of the Taliban are fringe guys...

    Would the hardcore TB guys really want to talk? Probably not...however, district commanders in some areas...
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    One of the key factors in any successful COIN op...

    One of the key factors in any successful COIN op is to attract defectors and surrenders. This isn't happening in Afghanistan...no incentives are being created...and the truth is the bad guys don't...
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    I'm looking for both...there just doesn't seem to...

    I'm looking for both...there just doesn't seem to be a lot out there on TT propaganda...

    Anyone you could put me in touch with would be great...

    Thanks in advance!
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    Tamil Tigers

    I'm kicking around putting in for a Fulbright to study Tamil Tiger aka LTTE propaganda...anybody have any knowledge they could pass on or know of anyone who might?

    There's some stuff out there,...
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    If true, how not to conduct COIN

    The following link will take you to a WashPost story about how Colombian troops are killing civilians and dressing them up as insurgents. The purported reason is that insurgent kills can get you...
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    Info on the FARC

    Guys, any recommendations on FARC reading...would like to get a little smarter on it.

    thanks in advance!
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