Category Archives: Military

Good bye, Afghanistan

We are sorry, Afghanistan, but we are giving up. Good bye. Not that I have a better solution. – Well, actually I have.

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The most dangerous position for a war photographer

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Souvenir from Afghanistan

Thousands of NATO soldiers will be returning home from Afghanistan soon. The toughest thing about being away for 6 months is knowing that your wife won’t be happy about your return, unless you bring a souvenir with you. I expect the following … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (45) MAD

Mutually Assured Destruction: Mutually Assured Distraction:

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“1493” by Charles C. Mann

1493 refers to the year after Christopher Columbus “discovered” America and as the second part of the title suggests, the book describes how Europe’s discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on earth. That sounds like an enormous … Continue reading

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Scotland secretly preparing for Independence

The world looks to Scotland this week, where supporters and opponents of Scottish independence are fighting tooth and nail before the referendum on 18 September 2014. But the vote doesn’t really matter anymore. The Scottish government is set to declare independence, whatever the result … Continue reading

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ISIS recruiting more German fighters

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