Predator: The Remote-Control Air War Over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story

A Great Story Wow! This is one well-written book. The story is well told. The book is surprisingly interesting exceeding my expectations. Flying Airplanes From Half a World Away My thought going in is a book about flying remote control airplanes from half a world away? No way this could be interesting. What I found… Continue reading Predator: The Remote-Control Air War Over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story

Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq by Lt. Col. R. Alan King

While serving as a senior civil-military advisor in Baghdad, U.S. Army Lt. Col. R. Alan King disarmed several potentially dangerous situations with a weapon few members of the Coalition Provisional Authority possessed: quotations from the Qur’ran.Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq begins as the first American forces in Iraq… Continue reading Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq by Lt. Col. R. Alan King

Love My Rifle More Than You

Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams is about being a young female in the US Army and her deployment to Iraq for a year with the 101st Airborne. Kayla Williams was an Arabic linguist. Thirty-four years ago, I came off active duty as an US Army officer. Ms. Williams’s book made me… Continue reading Love My Rifle More Than You

Poem: War is Not Far

War is Not Fair Do not mourn, soldier, for war is not fair. A large IED is planted by the roadside. It waits patiently for a Humvee or a Bradley. Caring not who is inside or whose life will be destroyed. It cares not that you are there as a volunteer trying to give them… Continue reading Poem: War is Not Far