Happy Christmas/Hannukah/New Year!
My wish is that our readers are taking this season off, just like I am. I do want to take this moment, though, to say special thanks to the friends and partners who helped get this blog off the ground six months ago and whose hard work has kept it aloft ever since.
Extraordinary thanks to Amanda Tunnell, who started everything; to Jeff Simon and Printer Bowler, who designed everything; and to Callie Rucker Oettinger who has kept the whole package intact and advancing ever since. Special thanks to Maj. Jim Gant and to Chief Ajmal Khan Zazai, who have told it like it is in bold, incisive and provocative interviews, features and papers; to Mike McClellan, Mark Safranski, Glenn Reynolds who have contributed great stuff; to Nancy Roberts, who has provided wise counsel behind the scenes; and to our most recent contributors, embedded journalist Andrew Lubin and retired Army major/current tribal scholar William “Mac” McCallister, whose paper COIN and Irregular Warfare in a Tribal Society we will be excerpting, querying and presenting as a free .pdf very soon.
And thanks to all the new friends we’ve made and everyone who has tuned in, written in or just dropped in. Peace on Earth. Have a great Holiday Season!