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Wanat: the families respond (III)

While Tom Ricks is away from his blog, he has selected a few of his favorite posts to re-run. We will be posting a few ...

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Inside an Afghan battle gone wrong (VII): What it tells us about the Afghan war

While Tom Ricks is away from his blog, he has selected a few of his favorite posts to re-run. We will be posting a few ...

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Shades of Wanat

Five 101st Airborne soldiers were killed on Sunday by small arms fire in Afghanistan's Kunar province -- I am guessing in operations in the Pech ...

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Continuing Wanat repercussions: Why General Schloesser chose to punch out

I heard through the Army grapevine that Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser chose to retire because the company, battalion and brigade commanders were given GOMRs (General ...

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Wanat: What the families want (IV)

Here is another comment from a relative of a soldier who was killed at Wanat that answers the question of what some of them want ...

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A Gold Star father speaks

I was away most of the weekend at a wedding, where in fact I ran into Blake Hall, who has appeared in this blog, and ...

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Wanat: the families respond (III)

These people are serious. They are feeling let down by the Army. Here is a note from another bereaved parent: I'm the Father of Pruitt ...

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Me and Fareed

I forgot to mention that I was on Fareed Zakaria's Sunday CNN show the other day to discuss what happened at Wanat, the small battle ...

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What happened in Wanat? (X)

Just what did happen in Wanat, the firefight in Afghanistan in the summer of 2008 that left nine American soldiers dead? That is just what ...

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Wanat (VIII): An Army report finds a major COIN failure

The Army's study of what happened in the Wanat battle a year ago in eastern Afghanistan is even harder on senior U.S. military commanders than ...

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