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Monday, June 19th, 2006

RECOMMENDED READING

Federalist X (finally) has his third installment of his Liberal Education series. (Worth waiting for, so go read it !)

Dan of tdaxp’s excellent profile and analysis of the creativity of Coming Anarchy ( two of my favorite blogs), part of Dan’s SummerBlog ’06:

Coming Anarchy 1: Introduction
Coming Anarchy 2: Methods and Analysis
Coming Anarchy 3: Identity
Coming Anarchy 4: Failure
Coming Anarchy 5: Obsession
Coming Anarchy 7: Humility
Coming Anarchy 8: Geography
Coming Anarchy 9: Recognition
Coming Anarchy 10: The Gap
Coming Anarchy 11: Conclusion

Stephen DeAngelis of ERMB was invited to speak at The State Department on the topic of “Resilience and WMD Threats“- resilience as a concept is now at the level of the policy makers! Also commentary on Steve and his post/speech by Dr. Barnett.

That’s it !

Monday, June 19th, 2006

A VETERAN OF THREE SERVICES AND THREE TOURS OF DUTY IN THE WAR ON TERROR

Courtesy of Jedburgh of The Small Wars Council, I bring you the remarkable Army Reserve Colonel Dr. William Bernhard, age 75 – yes, that is correct, 75 years old - also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps. Colonel Bernhard is about to deploy to Afghanistan.

“…Having joined the Marine Corps in 1950, Bernhard was soon discharged due to a knee injury, which he said was a major disappointment. He joined the Navy as an anesthesiologist and served 10 years on active and reserve duty, then switched to the Army Reserve for 22 more years. When Bernhard leaves his home tomorrow, he will spend about five days at Fort Benning, Ga., before traveling to Ramstein Air Base in Germany. From there he’ll fly to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, then convoy into Kabul, where he will connect with the Oregon Army National Guard’s 141st Support Battalion.

“I don’t sign up when I go overseas for anesthesia because I’ve done all that,” he said. “I’d much rather sign up to be a field surgeon, which means that I can work at a battalion aide station and at a trauma station, and I sign up to work also as a flight surgeon, and that gets me flying a lot of missions and taking care of aviators.” Last year, he deployed to Iraq with the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 155th Brigade Combat Team. He took charge of medical facilities at five forward operating bases west and south of Baghdad… “

Wow !


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