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Monthly archive April, 2011
Army Brat: Growing Up Military

Army Brat: Growing Up Military

High school was officially over and I was adamantly opposed to being affiliated with the military, any longer.  Then again, I was adamantly opposed to anything my parents were involved with.  This included the military, going to college, and of course, Republicans.  It did not help that I had been an Army brat the last...
Eagles in Afghanistan: My Year Deployed With the 101st Airborne Division

Eagles in Afghanistan: My Year Deployed With the 101st Airborne Division

I was more concerned with getting to my final destination, wherever it was, and finally getting more than a few minutes of sleep after days of travel, than anything else.  I left Ft. Benning on a Friday, flying to Europe first, then various countries within the Middle East, to make it to Afghanistan.  It was...
Obama Pulls No Punches in Assessment: Pakistan's Fault for Afghanistan's Troubles

Obama Pulls No Punches in Assessment: Pakistan’s Fault for Afghanistan’s Troubles

Tuesday’s release of the Obama Administration’s biannual assessment to Congress, revealed their growing frustration in Pakistan’s inability to reign in insurgent activity.  Previous reports from the White House have lauded Pakistan on it’s efforts to stamp out activity along the Afghan Pakistan border, or justified lack of action due to the flooding in northwestern territories,...
Buffett in Bamyan: Billionaire's Quest to Save Afghanistan

Buffett in Bamyan: Billionaire’s Quest to Save Afghanistan

I recently had the pleasure of adventuring through parts of Afghanistan with the son and grandson of famed investment billionaire, Warren Buffett, in order to gain insight on possible agricultural investment opportunities by foreign capitalists.  With agricultural development playing a key factor for the US and its allies’ plan for stability in Afghanistan (and their...
Internet Insurgency: Using Social Media as a Weapon

Internet Insurgency: Using Social Media as a Weapon

A recent news release identifying California-based security firm Ntrepid as the winner of a US Central Command (CENTCOM) contract for ‘fake’ social profiles, has raised concerns of privacy issues for many US citizens.  The $2.76 million contract will give select Department of Defense (DOD) personnel the ability to create online personas that match their regional...