Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Book Review: Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact

Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book fits right in a familiar alley for the author [1] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding Roses In The Dust

Finding Roses In The Dust:  A Journey To A New Perspective, by Erin Brynn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Writing travel memoirs [1] is something that has … Continue reading

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Non-Movie Review: Murph: The Protector

Murph: The Protector: The True Story Of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy So, I was recently sent my first documentary video to review for the Naval Historical Institute [1], after a previous book they sent me got stolen in … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Lost World Of The Golden King

Lost World Of The Golden King: In Search Of Ancient Afghanistan, by Frank L. Holt For those who are not aware, I have a passion for random and obscure history of lost civilizations, a subject I occasionally blog about [1]. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Women Of Afghanistan Under The Taliban

The Women Of Afghanistan Under The Taliban, by Rosemarie Skaine This is the sort of book that exemplefies the term false dilemma or doublespeak. Like Alabama vs. Notre Dame or Aliens vs. Predators (the second comparison more apt than it … Continue reading

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Countries That Need To Get On The Bandwagon

Update: New views from Sudan and Cyprus, Sudan taken off the list. Guatemala taken off from the list also. Greenland has been taken off the list as well. Both Libya and Burma (Myanmar) have been taken off the list as … Continue reading

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How To Create An Asabiya Black Hole

There are some areas of the world that seem immune to good government, that seem to anarchical that there is no hope of bringing any kind of unity to them–Sicily, Haiti, Somalia, and Afghanistan spring to mind. In these realms … Continue reading

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Afghanistan And The Tyranny Of Logistics

It is said that novices in the military arts study tactics and masters study logistics, and more and more I am convinced that logistical problems are the most basic and essential problems that need to be solved for any effort … Continue reading

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How Do Great Civilizations Get Lost?

As someone who is fond of reading about ancient history, one finds that a great many civilizations vanish into thin air, leaving only the faintest traces in history, leaving archeological records that are often mis-attributed, and leaving great empires to … Continue reading

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On The Folly Of Land Wars In Asia

The folks at Stratfor have provided a very excellent analysis of why one never fights a land war in Asia, as Robert Gates (current Secretary of Defense) stated so colorfully [1].  Four times in the last century the United States … Continue reading

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