Monthly Archives: July 2010

Kabul Stampede

COMISAF provides a good analogy for the mission in Afghanistan. I know my Dad will appreciate this. . . Frederick Remington’s seminal painting, “Stampede” is symbolic of the challenges we face in Kabul. I use this painting to describe what … Continue reading

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A Hero Retires

Friday, 23 July 2010 marked the retirement of General Stanley McChrystal. I have no doubt that he will be fondly remembered as an American hero who stepped up to make things happen when his country called. General McChrystal is an … Continue reading

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Fête Nationale

This morning we had a brief ceremony to recognize and celebrate “Fête Nationale” or French National Day. It is the official national day of France. While it is also known as Bastille Day (anniversary of storming the Bastille in 1789), … Continue reading

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COMISAF Letter to the Troops

Today ISAF held a dignified Assumption of Command Ceremony to formally recognize General David H. Petraeus as the new commander. Most interesting was the opening with prayers from a Muslim cleric who sang and then from a pastor who delivered … Continue reading

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