Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Don’t Thank Vets on Memorial Day

By Peter Sessum This is one of those things that drives veterans crazy, admittedly some take it too far. Civilians don’t see why it matters and while they don’t intend to offend, some do not fully grasp why it bothers … Continue reading

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ROE and why civilians scare me

By Peter Sessum People tend to think that other people think like them. So when a civilian says he is worried about vets becoming violent I know it is not because he has an insight into the military mind. It … Continue reading

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Sometimes the military does some good

BY: Peter Sessum Every veteran I know has stories about discussions with young, idealistic civilians that didn’t go well. At some point we have all been lectured about all the babies that we are killing, all the countries we are invading … Continue reading

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Suicide and Support: Don’t Be an Elitist Asshole

It’s been over a year now since I wrote the first draft of this article. Reading over it is pretty excruciating, it reads like a poor attempt at controlling an angry rant. Probably because that’s what it was. The initial … Continue reading

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I am Going to Cut Brian Williams Some Slack

By Peter Sessum The Pope’s visit to America heralded the return of Brian Williams to news. While vets will long remember his statements and liken them to stolen valor, civilians will soon forget. As a vet, I do not take … Continue reading

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When Hearts and Minds Fail: The Infamous Matchbooks

By: Peter Sessum The hunt for Osama bin Laden took far longer than it should have. For years everyone was wondering how the most famous man in the world stayed hidden in Afghanistan with the might and resources of the … Continue reading

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Be Grateful for the Support or it Will Go Away

By Peter Sessum In a recent New York Times (NYT) article veterans weighed in on how they felt about civilians thanking them for their service. I have talked to a number of vets about this and while we all agreed, … Continue reading

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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: Vets are not all crazy

By: Peter Sessum Every veteran has heard this in some way, shape or form. Usually by some uninformed individual that is in no way qualified to make that diagnosis. One reason why it is one of the more powerful ways … Continue reading

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The Big Trade

By: Matt Archibald With all the press reports surrounding the release of Bowe Bergdahl, we haven’t seen a lot concerning the 5 detainees that we “traded” for this young man.   There have been a few reports here and there, but … Continue reading

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Bergdahl Deserves a Trial not a Another Promotion

By: Peter Sessum There are a lot of unknowns surrounding the disappearance, capture and finally the release of Bowe Bergdahl but one thing that isn’t in question is his rank. It is a minor issue but now that there are … Continue reading

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