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Every Form of Contact

It seems like my old buddy H.R. McMaster is back in the news, now as our new National Security Adviser.  Here’s hoping my interactions with him now will be different than when I did so in 2005 in Tal’Afar.  I … Continue reading

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A Special Veterans Day Pages From My Pocket: Post-Deployment Dream List

I’ve neglected to write entries for the “Pages From My Pocket” series for several weeks now. Work has been ridiculously stressful and busy, and by the end of a commute and dinner, I grow weary. And then writing becomes hard. And since … Continue reading

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Contact: Time Measured in Seconds —

TBOTB Blog sponsored by: Protalus Discount Code: ffvillage Support Wounded Warriors Publishing Contact. What is it? It’s a radio-call; it’s an event; it’s something you receive, not something you get to give (there are other words for that); it is … Continue reading

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The Print Shop: Pages From My Pocket

In this week’s edition of Pages From My Pocket: The Print Shop There were a lot of anti-Iraq force (AIF) support networks and facilitation cells in Tal’Afar. I remember that there were a lot of ‘shops’. A lot of businesses … Continue reading

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It’s In The Courtyard: Pages From My Pocket

In this week’s edition of Pages From My Pocket: Intel Every soldier is a sensor. That aside, there are a number of ways that battlefield intelligence can be collected. The very nature of our Cavalry Squadron was RTSA: reconnaissance, surveillance, … Continue reading

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Council Me, Please: Pages From My Pocket

In this week’s edition of Pages From My Pocket: Reconciliation This one comes from our time in the Surge. Post-Baghdad the Regiment moved to Ba’qubah in Diyala province. Diyala was where Abu Al Zarqawi had been hiding before the U.S. … Continue reading

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QRF -This Sux: Pages From My Pocket

In this week’s edition of Pages From My Pocket: QRF Ah – QRF; the Quick Reaction Force.  I’ve written a few brief blurbs about being on QRF here and here. But as goes, there are hundreds of other stories about … Continue reading

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Winds of Change: Pages From My Pocket

In this first edition of Pages From My Pocket: Change Notes on the changing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP’s) used by AIF (anti-Iraqi forces) Circa June, 2005. Upon returning from Tal’Afar, but before we moved down to Rawah, we had done … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Pages From My Pocket” Series

I recently spent a weekend overhauling the storage space under the stairs leading down to the basement and furnace room. Doing so allowed me to get rid of some crap I had been keeping stored that was of no real … Continue reading

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