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There’s a milblog protest today supporting Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham. Laughing Wolf at Blackfive has a full list of participants and explains: FOR TODAY, Wednesday 16 December 2009, many if not most, fellow milblogs — including This Ain’t Hell, From My Position, Miss Ladybug, Boston Maggie, Grim’s Hall, and those participating in the Wednesday […]
Major Chris Galloway, 36, was a writer at group blog Flopping Aces. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June, he took his own life. His devastated fellow writers at Flopping Aces have a moving group tribute to their friend. Please read it. A tragic loss. A lasting legacy. Service to this country that won’t […]
Building the Iraqi security forces from the ground up.
A milblogger returns to Iraq.
“Do I think that my participation in this war will prevent the American system of government from collapsing? I have no such illusions. But the principle matters to me.”
The Paratrooper of Love.
Hugh Hewitt at Townhall blasts the Army’s milblogger gag: “The milbloggers, in short, have done an extraordinary job of keeping the home front not only safe but also informed. I cannot imagine what the public would think of the war if this vital flow of information –solid, reliable, realistic information—had not been flowing back to […]
In response to my post this morning about Wired’s story on the Army’s milblogger crackdown, I received an unauthorized e-mail request from one of our troops: Who will stand up for the rights of soldiers? Fight for us. We fight for you. – Anonymous soldier sending an unauthorized email Reader Robert e-mails: The crack down […]
Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Via Noah Shachtman: The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops’ online activities since the start of the Iraq war. […]
From milblogger Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette.
The Dawn Patrol, a “daily roundup of information on the War on Terror and other topics – from the MilBlogs and other sources around the world” is your gateway to the world of the deployed milblogger, featuring milbloggers stationed in Iraq: Acute Politics Badgers Forward Jack Army and The Marching Camp Broken Masterpieces has frequent […]
Paul Wood, a journalist of the BBC, has a new piece up at BBC Radio 4. It’s a 30 minute podcast that includes readings of military and Iraqi blogs in the war zone – some are featured in The Blog of War – Frontline Dispatches from Iraq and Afghanistan and milbloggers Jason Hartley and Chris […]
I’ll be away for the next few days on a short trip. But you are in for a treat. In my absence, I’ve invited a few of my favorite military bloggers to guest blog. With the Walter Reed story still unfolding, the Democrat crack-up continuing, an initial test vote on the overall military spending bill […]
Here’s a grass-roots effort by and for active-duty members of the military to support the mission in Iraq. The petition is a response to a left-wing astroturf group of anti-war vets. Hat tip: Smash
Bill Roggio assesses the State of the Jihad. Michael Yon reflects on Christmas in Kuwait (And Qatar, and Hanoi, and Singapore, and Jakarta). J.R. Salzman, who lost part of his right arm in an IED explosion before Christmas, is doing better. Matt at Blackfive has more: JR is healing really well but still trying to […]
Matt at Blackfive warns Army monitors against overzealous policing of military bloggers, who have contributed so much valuable reporting and analysis on the war. I hope they listen.
Weekly steak dinners for wounded troops at Fran O’Brien’s restaurant Credit: Stars & Stripes Tied up with covering the illegal alien protests and other reporting duties, I’ve been gravely remiss in mentioning an extraordinary blog-driven action campaign. Milbloggers have worked all week to help save a time-honored tradition at Fran O’Brien’s, a restaurant that caters […]
Milblogger Matt at Blackfive, one of the best in the biz, turned two today. Check out some of his classic posts: the Someone You Should Know series; his post on Major Mathew Schram; and the After Action Report on the Raven 42 ambush. Then bookmark/Blogline him, read him daily, and buy a cool Blackfive t-shirt.
E.J. Perkins of the Arizona Republic (who served as a tank platoon commander in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1976-80) has compiled a helpful chart. Check it out. Update: The Perkins chart inspired Jeff Quinton to compile a list of bloggers who have served or are serving in the military. Update II: The Mudville Gazette has […]