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This just in

Posted by Lex, on November 13, 2007

 

I’ve long believed that we’ll know that we’ve turned the corner in Iraq and Afghanistan when the media discussion of those campaigns moves away from the Inevitable Disasterous Failure & Another Grim Milestone modes of reportage  in favor of themes stressing a Terrible Reckoning of the Costs.

Ecce: It’s costing too much.

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The Cost of Muddling Through

By lex, on October 4th, 2009

In the flat plains of southern Afghanistan, the “armed social work” efforts of the Marine Corps begins to bear fruit:

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Right for the Wrong Reasons

By lex, on September 28th, 2009

Ross Douthat postulates that there may be worse things than cutting and running from the Af, worse even than trying to muddle through or split the difference between the augments the forward commander has requested and the forces currently arrayed:

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Above and Beyond

By lex, on August 20th, 2009

A young Marine is set to receive the Navy’s highest honor – and the nation’s second highest – for valor today: The Navy Cross.

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Bullet Magnet

By lex, on August 4th, 2009

Staff Sergeant Brandon Camacho has been awarded four Purple Hearts and is still in the fight:

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Livin’ the Dream

By lex, on July 20th, 2009

The Marines in the Af are doing it Devil Dog-style, according to Michael Yon:

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Sea Gull?

By lex, on June 29th, 2009

We used to have a name for people – often senior aviators – who’d look for a reason not go flying. Some would say they were too burdened by their duties, others would find downing discrepancies that could not be duplicated by maintenance: We’d call them “sea gulls,” meaning that you’d have to chuck rocks at them to get them airborne.

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