Category Archives: Iraq

Interesting Turn

By lex, on March 17th, 2010

For the Fallujah SEALs **:

The case against a Navy SEAL accused of not protecting an alleged Iraqi terrorist took a major turn Friday when a military judge ordered that five key defense witnesses be granted immunity to testify on his behalf…

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Once Proud

By lex, on May 21st, 2011

Absence makes the heart grow fond in Iraq, where some citizens – including Shiites who were ruthlessly tyrannized under the ancien regime – are starting to miss Saddam Hussein:

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Caught

By lex, on June 7th, 2010

A 22-year old army intelligence specialist has been arrested in Baghdad for leaking highly classified material to a former hacker, according to Wired:

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Morris of Arabia

Posted July 10th, 2007 by lex

 

An interesting article **  today in the LA Times laying out the efforts of an Army lieutenant colonel in Diyala province to bring local sheiks into the light in the same way that was done in the “Anbar Awakening” – a task complicated by Diyala’s more heterogenous population of Sunnis and Shia.

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Job Opportunity

By lex, on July 12th, 2011

The Castle’s BillT * has had quite a role mentoring the nascent Iraqi Air Force in fixed-wing trainers and fling-wing aircraft. The time has just about come for things to get serious (WSJ subscription required):

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Only So Much You Can Do

By lex, on May 29th, 2011

A company of the 1st Infantry Division stands athwart the simmering ethnic fault line of Kirkuk, providing training to an Iraqi army brigade as their mission winds down:

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Feeling It

By lex, on February 9th, 2011

SOCCOM’s Commander is saying that, after ten years of unbelievably high op tempo, the snake eaters are starting to feel the burn:

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