This is my personal view and comments on the issues and events that I feel a need to talk about or express my view. You don't have to agree, but lets carry on a adult, discussion and maybe you will see it the right way, mine. ;)
ShadowWar's Articles In War on Terror
October 17, 2012 by ShadowWar
PATROL BASE 7171, Helmand province, Afghanistan – Infantry Marines deployed to Afghanistan endure trials that Americans unfamiliar with military life cannot begin to fathom. Inclement weather, insatiable hunger, perpetual fatigue and direct combat with enemy forces are challenges frequently confronting the infantryman because he regularly operates in austere, hostile conditions. The infantry Marine in Afghanistan, commonly 18 years old and fresh out of high school, is often significantly m...
April 20, 2011 by ShadowWar
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases

 Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in the Sayyidabad district of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, officials said.

Troops were searching for a Taliban leader responsible for planting roadside bombs to target security forces traveling along Highway 1.

In other news yesterday throughout Afghanistan:

-- Forces captured two suspected insurgents, including a ...
March 12, 2011 by ShadowWar
March 12th, 2011 - WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Norfolk, Va., today convicted Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Christopher Drotleff, 29, of Virginia Beach, Va., of involuntary manslaughter while working as contractors for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan.Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s W...
March 3, 2011 by ShadowWar
 Yesterday was a historic day in Afghanistan. And you heard nothing about it on the news. An Afghanistan unit is paving the way to secure their own country by becoming the first unit in Afghanistan history to transition to an independent state of security and to become self-sufficient. They are no longer relying on support from coalition forces to either train or fight the war on terrorism in their area. The 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps, of the Afghan National Army became the first ...
February 7, 2011 by ShadowWar
   The following was written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and will be published later this year, but I have his permission to use the material anywhere, and in any way, including here:

  In this age of sensational tabloid journalism, the media can encourage our returning warriors to wallow in a "pity party" by presenting endless reports and exaggerated "news" pieces implying that virtually every veteran of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan (and, by extension, any police who exp...
February 4, 2011 by ShadowWar
Recently it was my honor and pleasure to, for the ninth or 10th time, to listen to a daylong motivational seminar given by Lieut. Col. Dave Grossman U.S. Army retired Ranger, researcher, and downright just plain good guy. And having listened to Dave before and been able to sit down and have conversations with him privately I know where Dave's heart lies. It lies truly in the domain of a person who has dedicated his entire life to protecting and serving the citizens of this great country, a claim...
May 10, 2010 by ShadowWar
 This edition features stories on Iraqi soldiers searching for illegal weapons during Operation Stormy Bandit IV, a ground breaking ceremony for a new long range radar system for the Iraqi air force, equipment being shipped out of Iraq and measuring the mental health of Soldiers. Hosted by Jenna Lindauer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym6VQHhY5i8
April 26, 2010 by ShadowWar
Story by Spc. Luther BootheFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – A Soldier from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Army's third-highest award for valor during a ceremony, April 22, for his actions in August 2008 while on a recovery mission in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class John I. Smith, Jr., 3rd platoon sergeant with Troop C, 1st Squadron of the 61st Cavalry Regiment, received the Silver Star Medal for gallantry when he refused...
April 26, 2010 by ShadowWar
Enemy fire, exploding rounds and fire. Nothing to fear.

Story by Cpl. Daniel Blatter

SALAM BAZAAR, Afghanistan – Adrenalin was rushing the morning of April 14th, 2010 as Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2 and members of the Afghan National Security Forces approached the Salam Bazaar in Helmand province.

The Marines of Alpha Company, 1/2, were tasked with securing the bazaar, known as a haven for Taliban activity, including heavy weapons...
March 25, 2010 by ShadowWar
You know with the uproar over Obama-care and all that goes with it I have to say the military is way ahead fo them. They have universal health care already! They have for a long time. Friend or foe, adult or child our fine medical soldiers treat everyone, regardless of the ability to pay, or the insurance they have!

Here is a decription of the video linked here: Medical treatment in Afghanistan being given to anyone in need, including enemy combatants. Produced by Senior Airman Jay Hernandez....
March 25, 2010 by ShadowWar
Well its been a while since I posted here and thought I would start back by posting about a video I watched that had me absolutely stunned. A video of Al-Qaida training children to be (insert your own word here) terrorist, insurgents, whatever. If you watch it, it should make you wonder that the adults are so radicalized as to think of training children into the ranks at this age.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul9g2awLrCY

Then you can go on to see how we have treated some of the kids...
February 27, 2009 by ShadowWar
Well, now that the New President declared that troops will be leaving (and leaving 50,000 behind) and that the mission has been accomplished what do all you anti, negative types think?

Some of his statements about it today. In his speech at Camp Lajeune he said "the men and women of the United States military have served with honor, and succeeded beyond any expectation. " Sounds like he thinks we did a good job. Also he said this, "Let me say this as plainly as I can: by August 31, 2010, our...
February 17, 2009 by ShadowWar
 WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2009 - Iraqi security forces and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers discovered an improvised explosive device yesterday while conducting daytime operations in the Mansour district of northwestern Baghdad, military officials reported. An Iraqi army explosive ordinance disposal unit, along with U.S. soldiers, secured and safely disarmed the IED in the Yarmouk neighborhood.

In operations Feb. 14:

-- Iraqi army and U.S. soldiers detained two suspected criminal...
February 17, 2009 by ShadowWar
Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Taliban Leaders, Detain SuspectsWASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2009 - Afghan and coalition forces killed two Taliban leaders and detained a suspected weapons facilitator in operations yesterday, military officials reported. Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces killed a Taliban commander during an early morning search of a suspected insurgent compound near the village of Khak-e-Safid in Farah province.

When combined forces entered the compound, the militant h...
February 13, 2009 by ShadowWar
Afghan commandos liberated three Taliban hostages, detained six armed militants and destroyed a roadside bomb in recent operations, military officials reported. At a vehicle checkpoint in Afghanistan's Farah province yesterday, a vehicle approached a combined forces checkpoint. The driver failed to heed warnings to stop and attempted to breech the checkpoint, so Afghan commandos opened fire.

One wounded militant was treated by Afghan commandos and coalition forces medics for minor injuries a...