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Tag Archives: Special Operations

In His Own Words – Shaw Pick on the Army’s Wired Generation

            Other than just generally getting peppered with mortars and stuff, it was a pretty uneventful six months. There was only one close call, really close call, for me…              …in the artillery, my first assignment, I’d be walking through the woods with a spool of wire. [Now,] everything’s gone to satellite….              He might [...]

In Their Own Words – Erik Crouch and Ryan Schloesser on the battle for Mullah Wasir

They had a whole trench network laid out, they had bunker complexes. They were prepared for us…. It was probably only a couple seconds before one of the enemy from on the hilltop was able to get a shot off and shot the other medic in the head…. …we were taking rounds just over my [...]

Publications – How we got Osama: I called it in 2006

Amidst the national celebration over the well-deserved death of Osama bin Laden, I’ll allow myself one note of self-congratulation. I wrote a story for National Journal back in 2006 called “The Hunt for Osama” that walked through why it was so hard to track down the planet’s Public Enemy Number One and what it would [...]