The Frontlines Weekly Update Brief (May 16-22, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN Tuesday Morning a NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, destroying the aircraft but fortunately no casualties to crew members on board. Several NATO convoys were attacked by roadside bombs and IEDs. One attack resulted in 12 killed and 28 wounded in a southern Kandahar province. IEDs were also used to killed several [...]

Weekly Update From The Frontlines (MAR 21-27, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN Taliban insurgents kidnapped 50 Afghan police officers in an ambush in northeastern Afghanistan. Insurgent forces in the Helmand province attacked an American unit with small arms fire, killing SPC. Justin Ross of Wisconsin. Other ISAF members were killed in separate attacks using IEDs and small arms fire. Since our last report [...]

Update Brief From The Frontlines (March 14-20, 2011)

THE FRONTLINES OF AFGHANISTAN Pakistan pulled out of talks with the U.S. on the future of Afghanistan in protest over repeated U.S. drone attacks into their country. Relations between Pakistan and the U.S. have been strained. Several American soldiers have been killed in fighting in the Helmland Province, as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to [...]

Afghanistan’s “Loss” of $900 Million

Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s largest bank, may have “lost” up to $900 million, through fraud and mismanagement. Though the Afghan government vows to keep the bank afloat, the money to do that will have to be drawn from an already strained budget. Officials fear that word of the magnitude of this loss could start a run [...]

Approaching a Decade, the “war on terror” keeps rolling along….

Has the “GWOT” been at all effective in defeating Al Qaeda? By what measurement? We have allowed Al Qaeda to morph from an entity who was comfortably ensconced in a semi-autonomous failed state, more or less coalesced in a general area…..into an entity that has proliferated and bounded outside our scope of observation and span [...]

Who says Obama does not like Veterans?

In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining its priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration today said it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard. The Guardsmen are among those assigned to protect Alaska from the Japanese during World War II. [...]

Cart before the horse or horse before the cart?

Which one is it? The President has told so many lies and repeated whatever the teleprompter tells him to so many times that he has stepped all over himself. Here is Charles Krauthammer making it pretty clear in 92 seconds.

Hillary Clinton is an Idiot

I am convinced of it. She has to be. Who does this self-proclaimed sniper-dodging twit think she is to question the “best man for the job”. That was the quote from the SecDef and from the President himself after they abruptly fired GEN McKeirnan and disrespected him in front of the world. They put in [...]

Disgusted and Disappointed

I just read this tonight,   I am honestly sitting here in shock trying to comprehend it all. I am reading comments like   …but "victory" in the war-torn country isn’t necessarily the United States’ goal… of worse yet things like this   "I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, [...]

From Fantasy to Reality

Backseat driving, or Armchair quarterbacking? They both have the same meaning, and that is trying to tell someone how to do their job, what they do good in their job or what they do bad in their job without ever doing the task themselves. Throwing arrows at someone and criticizing everything decision they have made [...]