Category Archives: Boots on Ground

In this section, one of my students will be “writing from a forward operating base (FOB) in Eastern Afghanistan.” He will share his thoughts, reflect on his experience and tell us about his life as a soldier. As he reads more about the history of Afghanistan and the politics of international intervention, he will be able to confront what he learns with what he experiences on the ground.

General Ousted in Afghanistan for Calling a Spade a Spade

Major General Peter Fuller was relieved of command last week as Deputy Commanding General for the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan.  This decision comes from Marine General John R. Allen, overall commander in Afghanistan after comments made by Fuller in a politico.com interview (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67523.html) .  In … Continue reading

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Greetings!

Greetings class, I’d like to introduce myself as the forward deployed member of our class.  I am writing from a forward operating base (FOB) in Eastern Afghanistan and am here on a yearlong tour that began in January of this … Continue reading

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