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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 02 DEC 07


WEEK 55: Redeployment is two weeks away and the 1st Cavalry Division HQ is fading into the background so the 4th ID can take the reins. Battle Hand Off “There are no new lessons learned,  There are only old lessons relearned”, –  Another Military Constant   As the Brigades and Division prepare to transition responsibility… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 02 DEC 07

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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 25 Nov 07


WEEK 54: The end of the deployment is near and I admit to the maneuver Bubbas that  am a bit hard-headed. The Iraqi Hero program was a success – see photos. Non-Lethal Weapon “It’s the only thing I’ve ever been good at Roger,” Officer Riggs to Detective Murtaugh – Lethal Weapon Multi National Division –… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 25 Nov 07

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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 18 Nov 07


WEEK 53: As the deployment nears its end, I reflect on how wrong I was about Prime Minister Maliki’s resilience. On a side note, I recall thinking during the Surge how at least my U.S. government wasn’t as corrupt as the Iraqi government. Superman “I’m still standing, yeah, yeah, yeah” Elton John As I look… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 18 Nov 07

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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 11 NOV 07


WEEK 52: After nearly a year of this, readership is waning as it must be repetitive. My interest ten years ago wasn’t waning as the Coalition and the information team made more progress every day. A Helping Hand “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” – Institutional Witticism Perhaps they just want money. … Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 11 NOV 07

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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 04 Nov 07


WEEK 51: The 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters and Brigades have been in Baghdad over a year. The imams are vying for better position in the information space. Meanwhile, I’m contemplating excuses to violate General Order #1 and go boozing. Based on recent military legal outcomes, looks like I might have had a decent excuse. Holy… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 04 Nov 07

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Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 28 Oct 07


WEEK 50: Disseminating backpacks to children should be easy. Barbie Doll Backpacks I glared at the photo of school girls receiving backpacks in somewhat disbelief.  The storyboard was more “Good News” stories to make us feel good about doing something for the children.  I admit that seeing the children get excited about a gift is a nice… Continue reading Baghdad Ten Years Ago – 28 Oct 07