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I’m still shocked over ISAF’s announcement that its forces will indefinitely suspend training and partnering with all Afghan National Security Forces below the battalion level. As a former embedded combat adviser to the ANSF, I simply could not properly train … Continue reading
I’ve had the esteemed pleasure to join several Huff Post Live discussions over the past few weeks. Most of these segments focused on Veterans and the ongoing war in Afghanistan. On today’s segment, however, I joined an esteemed panel that … Continue reading
Roll Call published my latest OPED advising Congress and US leaders on how to proceed with Syria. Bottom line — if we intervene militarily, we need to apply lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan.
I recently received the very sad news that a member of my high school alumni community lost her husband to enemy fire in Afghanistan. My best friend serves in the same unit. I’ve served in their area of operations (Wardak … Continue reading
My friends and family, I hope this finds you well. I wanted to share with you my latest interview with Ideamensch. I hope those of you who have received your copy of the book are finding it enjoyable and insightful. And if … Continue reading
I spent the summer of 2004 in immersion Arabic training at the University of Chicago as part of my David Boren National Security Education Fellowship award. We spent five days in class, full time, signed a pledge to only speak … Continue reading
In the past few days, I’ve had the honor of giving interviews to MSNBC, FOX News, and Enterprise Radio regarding my book. I cannot begin to adequately thank these networks and my publicist, John Cpin for making these happen. Keep a … Continue reading
The cost of higher education has run rampant to the point that Americans are likely to graduate college with a mortgage worth of debt, just without the home. Americans currently owe more in student loan debt than they do in … Continue reading
Four years after my Afghanistan service, not a day goes by that I don’t think about my time over there. Prior to my deployment, Memorial Day meant a parade, a family barbecue, and a long holiday weekend. But now I … Continue reading