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» More Wood! from fredschoeneman.com
Blackfive is skipping the media, going straight to the primary sources. Good stuff. Read it.... [Read More]

» More Wood! from fredschoeneman.com
Blackfive is skipping the media, going straight to the primary sources. Good stuff. Read it. Update: Amyl Nitrate, via Amy Ridenour... [Read More]

» Email from a Hero from Brainster's Blog
Blackfive has an email from the sandbox that should be required reading for everybody who's discouraged and downhearted about our efforts. Here's just a snippet, but read the whole thing. [Read More]

» Priceless from Hud's Blog-O-Rama
Many Americans are ambivalent about our country and some are out right hostile to it. The same applies elsewhere. When people get everything they want they tend to bitch more. I remember how grateful my ex-girlfriend's family was in Russia... [Read More]

» Quickly... from Mphyle.com
Quick post before my final exam for the Term. (Wish me luck!) bin Laden has said that it would be easy to defeat America, just divide our will to fight and the troops go away. When we saw the footage... [Read More]

» Out of the Comments from Technicalities
And into the Limelight! Cool Blue has a roundup of the Good News out of Iraq! This will never find its way to the front page of any major news paper or as a top story on any Broadcast news. [Read More]

» Read the whole thing from Helloooo, Chapter Two!
Via Blackfive, a an email from a Marine officer in Fallujah: We're reading that everyone back home is starting to... [Read More]

» The Truth From Iraq from Hold The Mayo
Black Five has an email from a Marine in Iraq that you should read.... [Read More]

» Light in Darkness III from amcgltd
Instapundit updates, so do we, with another letter from a soldier, this time in Fallujah itself: I'm going to discuss a subject that I know does not apply to most of you...We're reading that everyone back home is starting... [Read More]

» Reports From Soldiers from Beth's Contradictory Brain
Blackfive has a post from a Marine in Fallujah. Amy Ridenour has a longer and more detailed email posted from [Read More]

» More Soldier Emails from Stryker Brigade News
In light of the stories dominating the news cycle right now, I thought you would be interested in two more emails sent by soldiers in Iraq. Blackfive shares an email from a Marine Captain in Fallujah, and Amy Ridenour posts... [Read More]

» MilBlogs: from Mudville Gazette
FREE SPEECH FROM THOSE WHO HELP MAKE IT POSSIBLE THE POST EXCHANGE: I've asked my fellow MilBloggers to submit "notable posts" they've written in the recent past for inclusion here, with a quick summary in their own words. I've taken... [Read More]

» Letters Home: from Mudville Gazette
Hugh Hewitt has one from a Marine in Falluja, Blackfive has another; Glenn Reynolds links to an Army Specialist's description of the ongoing battles with Sadr's forces. Couldn't find any in the Times, of New York, LA, or London.... [Read More]

» More email from the front from The Beacon
It seems to me mail call day. Another email has come to my attention. Blackfive posted and one from a Marine officer in Fallujah: Subject: Reorienting and Driving Forward As you all probably know by now, we are turning Fallujah over to the Iraqis. ... [Read More]

» THOUGHT FOR THE DAY from Pejmanesque
The fighting we are engaged in against the uprising of Muqtada Al-Sadr is one that is extremely sensitive and risks catastrophe. Had we entered this previously, it would not have been possible for us to win. Over the months, we... [Read More]

» THOUGHT FOR THE DAY from Pejmanesque
The fighting we are engaged in against the uprising of Muqtada Al-Sadr is one that is extremely sensitive and risks catastrophe. Had we entered this previously, it would not have been possible for us to win. Over the months, we... [Read More]



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