Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Saturday, February 16, 2008

First Article Up:

The first of several planned articles has been posted over at The Long War Journal. Here's a teaser:

Colonel Ferrel asked for a volunteer from among the sheikhs to head the Sons of Iraq when he reached their village. The sheikhs looked at each other indecisively, until Sheikh Sayeed (a pseudonym, used for his protection), dressed like an al Qaeda in Iraq fighter, volunteered. Colonel Ferrel looked at him and said, “OK. You’d better be ready, because if my guys get there and get shot at, I’m coming after you!”

Some new pictures up in a slideshow over at LWJ as well. Check it out.
I'm leaving PB Meade shortly and moving back to FOB Kalsu for a day or two, so I should have some decent internet soon. Look forward to more pictures and some patrol stories here on the blog, as well as a treat for the gun nuts out there.


  1. Anonymous16/2/08 20:04

    I just came across your post and appreciate what you are doing. I have written to Fox to say they need sources like you and pictures of everyday life for our soldiers.
    We have no idea of Iraq or the people.
    Best wishes


  2. Good to hear from you, TD...

    You stuff is, as always, amazing.

  3. Hope all is well! I enjoy reading your stuff! Take care :)