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My articles from National Journal are available

National Journal editor-in-chief Ron Fournier and editor Charles Green have graciously agreed to unlock most of my 25 oral history stories for National Journal over the years and make them freely available to the general public, not just subscribers, at www.nationaljournal.com/oralhistory. We’re hoping to have these stories available in the coming weeks; at the moment the NJ site is in the throes of a redesign and access to archived articles is, to put it politely, limited.

Until the NJ site is fully functional, I invite anyone interested to look over the list of articles & packages of articles below. Please contact me directly at contact@policyatthesharpend.com to get a copy via email of anything that seems interesting:

#25. Topic: Airstrikes in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Air War. The National Journal, September 25, 2010, FEATURE STORY, 4565 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#24. Topic: Military families

When The Troops Come Home. The National Journal, September 18, 2010, COVER STORY, 4398 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Angel McCollum. As Told To Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Technical Sgt. Herbert Simpson and Selina Simpson. As Told To Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Technical Sgt. Yoshema Bryant. As Told To Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#23. Topic: Armored vehicles

Army Tries Again For A New Tank. The National Journal, August 7, 2010, ADMINISTRATION, 2260 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#22. Topic: IEDs in Afghanistan & Beyond

Roadside Bombs Plague Afghanistan. The National Journal, June 26, 2010, ISSUES & IDEAS, 1448 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#21. Topic: Logistics in Afghanistan

Supplying The Surge In Afghanistan. The National Journal, February 20, 2010, FEATURE STORY, 4686 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

When All Else Fails, Try Bribery. The National Journal, February 20, 2010, FEATURE STORY, 444 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

The Bottled-Water Problem. The National Journal, February 20, 2010, FEATURE STORY, 586 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Maj. Connie Mark Lane. The National Journal, February 20, 2010, NATIONAL JOURNAL MAGAZINE STORY, 1074 words

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Lt. Col. Kirk Whitson. As Told To Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

#20. Topic: Army recruiting

No Job? Join The Army. The National Journal, January 23, 2010, FEATURE STORY, 1087 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#19. Topic: Armored vehicles

The Army Looks Beyond Afghanistan. The National Journal, December 12, 2009, FEATURE STORY, 4136 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#18. Topic: Advising Afghan army & police

In Afghanistan, Training Up Is Hard To Do. The National Journal, October 24, 2009, COVER STORY, 4122 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Maj. Andrew Ashley

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Maj. Robert Gully

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Capt. Christian Mitchell

#17. Topic: Army growing in size and stress

The Army’s Growing Pains. The National Journal, September 19, 2009, COVER STORY, 3976 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Sgt. Maj. Anthony Agee. The National Journal, September 18, 2009, NATIONAL JOURNAL MAGAZINE STORY, 1060 words

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Rhodes. The National Journal, September 17, 2009, NATIONAL JOURNAL MAGAZINE STORY, 1010 words

#16. Topic: Adaptability for “hybrid” war

The Military’s New Hybrid Warriors. The National Journal, March 14, 2009, FEATURE STORY, 4918 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Maj. Kris Faught

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Maj. Joseph Rosen

#15. Topic: treatment for PTSD

In Treating Trauma, Military Branches Out. The National Journal, November 22, 2008, FEATURE STORY, 4646 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Sgt. David Gilmore. The National Journal, November 22, 2008, FEATURE STORY, 740 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Sgt. Robert Bartlett. The National Journal, November 19 [sic], 2008, FEATURE STORY, 837 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Sgt. Robert Bartlett

AUDIO SLIDESHOW. Oral History: Sgt. Robert Bartlett

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: First Sgt. Andrew Brown

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Sgt. Patrick Campbell

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Sgt. David Gilmore

Oral History Of Iraq & Afghanistan: Sgt. Hugo Patrocinio

#14. Topic: Military families

Families At War. The National Journal, October 11, 2008, ISSUES & IDEAS, 1583 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#13. Topic: Army mobile command-and-control networks

Army Struggles Toward Goal Of Wi-Fi Infantry. The National Journal, September 20, 2008, FEATURE STORY, 4476 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#12. Topic: Working with Iraqi tribes

Chess With the Sheiks. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, April 12, 2008, IRAQ, 3976 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#11. Topic: Generational change in the military

The Unintended Revolution. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, January 26, 2008, COVER STORY: MILITARY, 1691 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#10. Topic: Army National Guard call-ups

The Guard’s Turn to Surge. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, December 15, 2007, COVER STORY, 3985 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#9. Topic: Rules of Engagement

Shoot/ Don’t Shoot? THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, October 13, 2007, COVER STORY, 3794 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

The Court-Martial of Ricky Burke. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, October 13, 2007, 1272 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#8. Topic: Preparing against PTSD

Intimate Killing. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, July 21, 2007, DEFENSE, 4527 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#7. Topic: Iraqi insurgent tactics & groups

The New Iraqi Way of War. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, June 9, 2007, COVER STORY: IRAQI REBELS, 5011 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#6. Topic: Humvee vulnerability & changing patrol tactics

Commuting to War. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, March 24, 2007, DEFENSE, 4625 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#5. Topic: Valor decorations

The Other Three Thousand. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, January 13, 2007, COVER STORY, 5175 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Paul Ray Smith. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, January 13, 2007, 900 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Brent Morel and Willie Copeland. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, January 13, 2007, 768 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Timothy Nein, Leigh Ann Hester, and Jason Mike. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, January 13, 2007, 851 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

Jason Dunham. THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, January 13, 2007, 756 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#4. Topic: Armored vehicles

Future Tank,  THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, September 16, 2006, DEFENSE, 4668 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#3. Topic: Infantry training and equipment for Iraq

The Ultimate Smart Weapon,  THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, April 22, 2006, THE MILITARY, 4804 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#2. Topic: Military intelligence in Iraq & beyond

Men and Machines, The National Journal, March 19, 2005, COVER STORY; Vol. 37, No. 12, 4751 words, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

#1. Topic: Counterinsurgency after battle of Falluja

After Falluja, The National Journal, November 20, 2004, SPECIAL REPORT; Vol. 36, No. 47, 4235 words, Sydney J. Freedberg, Jr.

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