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IEDs, C.O.D.

Army Major Keith Boring spent much of 2006 and 2007, his second Iraq combat tour, as a battalion plans officer for 1-40 …

Not (Just) Another Reading List

My Battleland colleague Nate Rawlings has done excellent work at keeping us all aware of trends in official Army reading lists. Like many veterans, I suppose, I have a shelf of books I own solely because some previous commander put it on his mandatory reading list. These lists are handed down as part of the boilerplate leadership …

The 3 Bs: Be Kind, Be Courteous, Be Prepared to Kill

Army Major Tyler Andersen served in Iraq in 2007 and 2008, and reflected on his service there in a January 2012 interview with the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Here are some highlights:

Like what’s spoken at the COIN Academy and something I’ve kept with me, the three Bs: be kind, be courteous, and be prepared