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    Southern Sudan...Today and Tomorrow.

    Nuba Mountain, South Kordafan State: 2002
    Juba, Sudan 2007-08

    All the comments are generally exactly correct. The situation in Sudan was once defined by one of the locals as similar to an onion;...
  2. Vietnam to Iraq & Afghanistan-The Public's Persepctive

    Last night, I watched (2nd time) Hal Moore's and Joe Galloway's book turned into an award winning film.."We Were Soldiers Once..and Young". Most of you have perhaps seen the film..and or read the...
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    Human Terrain...

    PH D is far too "eduational"..They are not going to find personnel with PHD's to bump around in a Humvee around the back roads of Paktia or Khwost Provnces adjacent to the Paki border. The...
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    Soldiers & NGO's

    I see the post was sometime ago..but for a short reply to the questions, the following is provided:

    I was part of the 1st Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) initiative in Gardez in March of...
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    Having done some travel along the Paki-Afgh...

    Having done some travel along the Paki-Afgh border in 2003, I offer the following reference the lost of 3 SEALS that terrible day.

    First, the SEAL team was equipped with an Iridium SAT phone..a...
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    Mid-May of 2003 on a three day trip to the...

    Mid-May of 2003 on a three day trip to the Pakistan-Afgh border, we passed through valley after valley of poppy fields. Beautiful as the manicured fields were fed by the melting ice of snow packs as...
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    Sudan is a complicated in almost every category...

    Sudan is a complicated in almost every category one can name. Ethnic cleansing or perhaps genocide by starvation is ongoing in Darfur, yet it seems the international community can do little.

    Just...
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    ANA..Then, Today and Tomorrow...

    Date: March through August 2003
    Place: Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan (with travel throughout Khwost & Ghazni Provinces)

    At that time, the ANA was just in the process of standing up. There...
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    Iraq..The "Tet" question

    The one gross similiarity with RVN and Iraq is the fact the adjacent countries harbored the "bad guys". While no real TET offensive of the magnitude seen in February of 1968 s expected, cross border...
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    Green Zone-Target #1

    I think most who agree, the Green Zone is symbolic for several reasons mentioned in the lead comment. But, as times go by, the Green Zone will be an iconic symbol of American presence in Iraq. And...
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    SITREP: Southern Sudan-Juba

    Many of the readers know of Sudan as primarily the ongoing crisis in Darfur.Between 1983 and January of 2005, Sudan experienced the longest continuous civil war in Africa.* The Comprehensive Peace...
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    FSO's-The Ground Truth

    In my travels..met many fine and dedicated foreign service officers. Most were doing rather routine jobs with the normal perks most officers have when posted outside the United States.

    But, Iraq...
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    Marine Grunt Video

    So it goes for "hearts and minds". Seems like times from RVN..somethings never change or perhaps never will.
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    Sudan & the Nubian..

    I deployed on a DOD contract with four others to Nuba Mountains, Sudan, located in the southern half of the largest country in Africa-Sudan. The story in the LA Times about the Nubian people might...
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    Pat Tillman; Issues and Circumstances

    I searched the site and did not locate any discussion relative to the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident, therefore, thought perhaps interest might be generated from my short comments below.

    We...
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