The Sad Legal Perversity of the Military SHARP Programs

When I was in college, graduate school or the military, if a male and female soldier (or student) both voluntarily became intoxicated then had sloppy sex, the worst outcome might be one or both taking the “walk of shame” back to their own barracks or dorm room. Nowadays in the military, thanks to the likes of Claire McCaskill and a legion of Sexual Assault Response Coordinator/Victim Advocates (SARC/VA) the military has spawned, the female soldier is a de facto and de jure “victim” and the male will likely face a General Court-Martial or unfavorable administrative separation from service.

The first sign that this is a one-way street of sexism is the fact that the military rarely, if ever, charges the female with rape or sexual assault based on the same facts predicate. If little Jane is a presumed victim, how then can she be expected to join the ranks of the Infantry or Special Forces? Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) programs ignore human nature, the ways of the world and are lopsidedly implemented to the clear detriment of male warriors.

But, another insidious and legally problematic result of this uneven judicial result is the underlying state of Unlawful Command Influence (UCI) – the bane of a fair military justice system –that results from SARCs putting up trite posters that read, “It’s Harassment, Not a Compliment.” Besides distorting normal human interface, it is absurd on its face. For Heaven’s sake, how is it harassment to say, “Hey Chief, your Dress Uniform looks sharp”? Beyond such silliness is when allegations of harassment become offensively used as the best defense to an underlying offense committed by a female member. And, via a horrible convergence of SHARP and legal offices more concerned about protecting their commanders rather than seeking justice, UCI occurs.

A recent case-in-point involved a female officer/helicopter pilot in the 82D Airborne Division who was a serial adulteress. When confronted by her chain of command with one of her divers unlawful acts of fornication (remember, adultery is still a criminal offense under the UCMJ), she and a female colleague cooked up a sexual assault charge against her husband (also a helicopter pilot in the 82D Airborne Division).

Despite these charges being unsubstantiated by the initial Army investigation, as well as the Hartnett County, NC Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the Army preferred charges against this woman’s husband after the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the Division Commander were pressured by the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator/Victim Advocate (SARC/VA) and the female officer’s civilian counsel.

End result: the cheating spouse gets sent to Officer’s Advance Course and Graduate School and the husband gets convicted of Sexual Assault, imprisoned and Dishonorably Discharged! This, despite the fact that the husband recently flew valorous missions in Afghanistan, flying his helicopter between the Taliban and the American lines in order to provide covering fire for friendly forces. So, a whoring wife is rewarded and a hero falsely convicted all so that the Army leadership can loudly proclaim, “We take sexual assaults seriously.” No more Task Force Smiths, my ass. America’s armed forces may be free of normal male-female relations, but it will soon get shot in the face on a battlefield with a near peer competitor if this whole SHARP nonsense is not repealed.

How to Fix a Pig: Time for State Control of Baltimore’s Policing?

In 1981, when I started my law enforcement career as a 21-year-old Patrolman in Baltimore’s Southeastern District, we were blessed with Iron Sergeants.  These first line police leaders maintained discipline, knew themselves the fundamentals of policing, and who understood that young officers needed mentorship. We learned the job from men that walked a beat and who were inspired by the ideal of keeping “their” neighborhood safe.

Such a chain of inspiration was broken on the anvil of arrest and statistics-driven policing wrought sometime over the next decade or so. Hence, Iron Sergeants are now in very short supply in Baltimore. I’m not sure anyone there is anyone left in the Department with the knowledge and authority to reforge them.

The Southeast back then, as were the other eight districts, was divided into four Sectors; each sector comprised of at least five officers and a sergeant per shift.  If I tried to use a leave day, my sergeant would first check the roll to see if we had enough officers to man the shift. If not, no leave. In an area once covered by twenty-four officers, it is now not uncommon for the entire District to be covered by only eight officers per shift.

Crime is on the increase, to wit: marauding groups of youths beating pedestrians and a homicide rate on track for another record. And, remember, these new homicide rates are in a city with a population that dropped from 760,000 residents in 1981 to 575,000 today.  It is physically impossible for eight officers provide security and safety to businesses and citizenry in any police district and the criminals know it.

The Department is also extremely top-heavy with specialized units, some which appear to be nothing more than self-licking ice cream cones for the sick, lame and lazy.  The result of trend after trend in police technologies, psychologies and management styles, none of these positions appear to be subject to sunset clauses. Not surprisingly, those occupying such benighted positions are not policing and certainly not learning to be Iron Sergeants.

A Department run by virtuous leaders – competent, morally courageous, self-disciplined and just – would turn it around to be a citizen-focused organization. Such a change would certainly involve disbanding half those oxygen thief positions in Headquarters and manning Patrol to levels commensurate to what they were 30 years ago.  Most importantly, it would demand officers get out of their vehicles and increase police-populace contacts.

All of this is a dream, however, if officers doing the right thing don’t have the political top-cover to shield them from fiscal and criminal liability from inexperienced, shallow and politically motivated persons. Some say Baltimore deserves the leadership it elects. As a born and raised Baltimorean, I am not so quick to throw it onto the Detroit Express.

In the tumultuous Sixties, the State of Maryland rested control of the Department from the City of Baltimore. Commissioner Donald Pomerleau, the man who signed my first set of credentials, brought discipline and order the policing from 1965-1981. Perhaps, it is time to do the same thing again. It would provide shelter for both police and populace from a helter skelter environment that plagues each.


Turning the United States and The West into a Third World S*#thole

President Donald Trump has recently come under intense fire from the Left for allegedly telling members of Congress in a private meeting that African nations, El Salvador and Haiti were “s*#thole countries.” Notwithstanding (a) whether he actually said these things and (b) the Democrats that repeated what was said in a private strategy session are treacherous tattle-tales, the truth remains: there are regions of the world that are, in fact, s*#tholes.

Having served in uniform in diverse Islamic countries like Afghanistan and Iraq and travelled to Malawi and other Sub-Saharan African states, I am real glad these United States derived their culture mostly from Europe. And, when I travel to Germany, Austria and England, I want to see Christkindlesmarkts, Wiener Kaffeehaus and Chichester Cathedral not the rotting, stinking plague-ridden ghettos of the Third World. Why is this so horrible?

If the immigrants from foreign lands want to come and live in America as Americans, not carry on their own subcultures as well as despise Christendom, then fine. But, look around the Muslim  arrondissements of Paris or the “Little Mogadishu” neighborhoods of Minnesota and Maine to gain an understanding of how this will work out. President Trump may not have said it as eloquently as possible, but he is spot-on.

Eight years of Barack Obama kept friends of mine from Czech Republic – friends who speak five languages and have a hard work ethic – from gaining their US citizenship. Yet, he let dregs from Syria, Africa and other s*#tholes pour into our Republic, instantly dying voting districts deep blue. If you do not think this was the intent of the rat bastards that complained about President Trump’s language, then I have a bridge to sell you in Haiti.

Lastly, I am sick to death of these shallow, naive progressive commentators throwing the “racist” bomb at those that dare state the obvious. If it is racist for me to want my country to be successful, clean and free, then I must be a racist. However, I suggest that those that call me such actually travel to the places I have been and try to speak their mind or practice their religion. They will get a very rude awakening.

Traitors in the NFL

I grew up in Baltimore watching the likes of Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry and Jim Mutscheller play football. The notion that any of these great men would not have stood for the playing of The Star Spangled Banner is anathema. Now, a generation later, an NFL head coach berates the sole player who did stand for our Country’s anthem. Pittsburgh Steeler head coach publicly criticized Alejandro Villanueva, a combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, for choosing to defy his cowardly, petulant teammates who “boycotted” the anthem at this week’s game.

             The absurdity of Colin Kapernick et al’s protests over our “racist” national anthem is difficult to articulate in polite terms. Here are a group of overpaid, emotionally unstable professional victims “protesting” a state of affairs that does not exist: I.e., a color barrier in America and, most especially, the NFL. If discrimination were truly calculable by statistics, the NFL is way out of line. When Black men make up approximately 6% of the population, how is it that they take up a large majority of the NFL? But, such matters are not so easily tolled. Instead of disrespecting the flag that represents all men and women, regardless of color or creed, they would do better to take steps tot ameliorate the grossly disproportionate number of illegitimate children being born into the Black community.

Shame on the NFL owners and coaches for enabling these overpaid, under qualified crybabies. I hope the NFL goes into the tank where it belongs. Then, under proper management, the likes of Alejandro Villanueva could be hired by teams such as existed in Johnny Unitas’ day, where it was a pleasure to watch true professionals play their best with pride in self and Country.

Robert E. Lee: Seen Clearly Through Eyes of History


James Patterson and John Taylor

Amongst all the petit and pusillanimous viewpoints expressed by the AntiFa terrorists and, sadly, most of mainstream media types, is that Robert E. Lee was a tyrant and horrible man. History disavows such silliness. It was Abraham Lincoln who subscribed to the theory that the Constitution isn’t a suicide pact and he wasn’t going to let it get in the way of winning; hence: the Alien and Sedition Acts, jailing everyone who loudly opposed what he was doing; and, the suspension of the right of Habeas Corpus.  Lee, on the other hand, was a complex man living in an era where the States reigned supreme over the Federal Government, which then was really not very powerful.  It was, among other things, the Civil War that helped create the Federal leviathan we now know.  Should we start tearing down Lincoln memorials?  No, of course not.

But all that is much too complex and nuanced for the Maoist mob leading our version of the Cultural Revolution.  Lee was an honorable man who – at one time – was offered command of the Union Army.  He lived his creed and the creed of our then-Federalist construct and chose Virginia over the monolithic construct of one Federal Government. I get it: the North won the Civil War. But, that in no means detracts from Lee’s standing in history as a great and virtuous leader.

Even Lee’s opponents during (and after) the Civil War had great respect for him. How dare we, so long after the fact, hold him to the standards of this generation. To do so is intellectually dishonest and fool’s errand … and members of the domestic terror group AntiFa are, at best, fools. At worst, they are a far greater threat to Liberty than Robert E. Lee ever was.

Tearing Down Confederate Statues: ISIS in these United States

As the Great-Great Grandson of Captain Nicholas Charles Burke, 2D Maryland Cavalry, CSA, I am greatly disturbed by the actions of politicians in Baltimore (my hometown) and elsewhere in tearing down monuments to Civil War heroes and veterans. Such behavior is frighteningly similar to Stalinist Russia or ISIS in Syria: blowing up or removing historical artifacts solely because some in power subjectively find them “offensive.” This tyranny of the mob is very frightening and will lead to more violence as happened in Charlottesville, where violent Leftists threw bags of urine, chunks of concrete and acid at their political opponents and a White Supremacist drove his vehicle into that crowd.

Many of those that oppose such monuments or the flying the Confederate Battle Flag only see them as representative of “racism, slavery and division.” Ignoring the obvious 1st Amendment concerns, it is too bad they has not bothered to read and comprehend a wit of history. As so eloquently explained by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, responding to the concerns of a citizen criticizing the former five-star Commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Forces Europe (SHAFE) in WWII for his oft-spoken praise of Robert E. Lee:

August 9, 1960 

Dear Dr. Scott: 

Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War between the States the issue of secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character, public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was adopted. 

General Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America; he was a poised and inspiring leader, true to the high trust reposed in him by millions of his fellow citizens; he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle, and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his faith in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history. 

From deep conviction, I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee’s calibre would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the Nation’s wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained. 

Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall. 


Dwight D. Eisenhower  

Unfortunately, 57 years later, the body politic of 21st Century America appears to lack the civility and wisdom of General Eisenhower. As so pithily observed by a retired Marine Colonel friend of mine, “As many of you may know, there is a section of Confederate graves in Arlington National Cemetery. So what’s next — exhume them and toss them in a dump?”

Don’t laugh, as that is exactly what some idiots in Memphis recently attempted to do to the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Only a court’s injunction saved poor Forrest’s remains from being dug up again. Now, before the hew and cry sounds over Forrest’s being the founder of the KKK, a deeper understanding of history will show that he (1) started that organization to counter the brutality of Northern carpetbaggers during Reconstruction and (2) renounced his membership when it became a racially-focused organization. In fact, he was an oft-invited guest speaker at African-American churches later in life. Redemption anyone? But, that forgiveness would spoil that one song that the true Fascists like to sing: racist Whites are oppressing minorities.

Redundancy Defined: Muslims “Day of Rage”

Mohammedans are now angry because Israel has refused to remove magnetometers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. First of all, I refuse to use the term “Palestinian” as it is a made-up word of progressive “newspeak” and does not accurately describe the Arabs plaguing this past of the Levant. Now, the leaders of this rabble are calling for a “Day of Rage” because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists upon screening them with metal detectors. How can a group of people that persistently conduct gross violations of the International Law by bombing, rocketing and beheading civilian targets be anymore fully of rage than is the norm?

Comey’s Testimony from the Perspective of a Real FBI Agent

(sent to me from a real FBI Agent and American hero)
What we saw today was an Academy award performance by a disgruntled former employee who was fired for his actions or lack of them. Comey can rant and rave all he wants and paint this picture that, “I’m an honest man surrounded by a sea full of Washington sharks.” When, in fact, he is as much of a shark as anybody else is in Washington.
But the real Comey came to light for all to see when he related how – after he had been fired (to which I can only say boo fucking hoo) – he called up on the ledge a friend of his and gave him his notes. What Mr. Comey conveniently forgets is that those notes are the property of the FBI!  Then, being the standup guy that he would have you believe that he is, he asked that friend to read these documents to the New York Times. We all get tests in our life to determine the strength of our character, and our backbone, and whether or not we actually have a pair. And at that defining moment of Mr. Comey’s life, he failed the test miserably. Proving without a shadow of a doubt that he is a typical Washington weasel.
The only thing that saved his ass was the stupefying performance by the senior senator of Arizona, the “Honorable” John S McCain. As my wife remarked, “Does he even know what planet he’s on?” McCain appeared to have drank his breakfast at the nearby “21st Amendment” – a Capitol Hill watering hole. Several times during his agonizing seven minutes of fame and glory, McCain referred to “President Comey” and actually asked Comey if Mr.  Comey was aware of what “President Comey” had said. It was a sad, sad performance for a man who has served his country for so long. It was however a solid reason as to why these bozos on The Hill should be subjected to term limits. McCain needs to go. He proffered some half-assed excuse about watching a late night baseball game. Memo to the senator – “You no longer a hotshot pilot trying to bullshit a squadron commander over one of your numerous screw ups. McCain forgets that you’re only as good as your last performance.

Where is BLM Now?

On Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Noon, Delaware State Trooper Corporal Stephen J. Ballard was shot and killed by armed thugs robbing a WaWa convenience store in Bear, Delaware. Ballard was an eight and a half year veteran of the force and a fine young American whose life was cut short in its prime.  By the way, he was of African American descent.  Which raises the very poignant question: where is Black Lives (Lies?) Matter (BLM) in this case?

Does BLM care only if the victim is a thug thief, murderer or rapist? This is not the first time I have witnessed their insane double standards.  A few years ago, I testified as an expert witness in an officer-involved shooting (OIS) case in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  The officer was also of African-American descent.  He personally told me that BLM, NAACP and Al Sharpton all raced down to “investigate” his OIS, but quietly packed their bags and left when they found out he was Black not White … “I used to think they did good for Black people,” the officer told me, “But, now, “#$%^ them!”   Exactly.

I also know that I feel like all my fellow warriors: wishing we could have been a customer at WaWa yesterday to help take out these vermin before they killed this good man! In the meantime, all us good people of all races must keep Corporal Stephen Ballard, his family, and all men and women in the Thin Blue Line in our thoughts and prayers.


Dog Company: Un-Redacted

16 April 2017

This past week Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command by Roger Hill & Lynn Vincent was published. It is a story that some in “Big Army” and DoD tried in vain to block. For over a year, these Marplots dithered in performing their duty to screen and redact truly Classified information from the book. Only after pressure from the authors’ attorneys did they finally “agree” to the version now published. The truth of the matter is that very little of the redacted material was actually classified or remotely unbeknownst to the public or our Republic’s enemies. Below, please find the key to the redactions. Anything truly  “Classified” has been left redacted.

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 Line 6 Blue Force Tracker

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 Line 37 XXXX/XXXX (a source for names of suspected Taliban or accomplices)

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Line 15 Signals Intelligence (AKA “SIGINT”)

Lines 19-20 Ok, we’ll check their cell records against numbers known to belong to bad guys.”

Line 20 – PCASS

Lines 21-22 (Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System – pronounced “Pee-Cass)  *NOTE: To claim that PCASS is “classified” in 2017 is laughable in light of the fact that NBC News ran an open source news story on our Soldiers’ use of it as early as 2008.

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Line 4 PCASS, the field-version lie detector

Lines 20-24 As with the coffeehouse manager, Dalmar, and dozens of others, Dave explained to Sammy the reason for the PCASS.

“No problem, Sir,” Sammy said cheerfully. Dave hooked the Terp to the machine and began .

“Is your name Sammy?”

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Lines 1-8 Dave watched the PCASS. Okay.

“Are the lights on in this room?”

“Yes” Okay.

“Have you ever directly supported a terrorist group?”

“No” Not okay.

Failed that one, buddy, Dave thought. But, he kept his face passive and moved on.

Lines 22-23 HUMINT. Human Intelligence Sources

Line 29 military deception ops

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Lines 3-5 The operation would include a controlled Intel leak. If the false Intel pooped up in enemy HUMINT or signals traffic, Dave’s Intel team might be able to pinpoint Hill’s insider threat.

Line 16 PCASS

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Line 14 PCASS

Line 21 PCASS

Line 22 PCASS

Line 33 PCASS

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Lines 1-2 ITAS and the TOW *NOTE: Again, laughable that DoD would redact this, as Raytheon publicly advertises it on its website.

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Line 28 PCASS

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Lines23 In addition, the CI Team employed a series of classified intel methods

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Line 1 to screen every worker’s cell phone.

Line 5 PCASS

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Line 33 HUMINT

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Line 8 PCASS Retests

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Line 20 PCASS   cell phone scans and other intel collection methods

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Line 37 PCASS

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Lines 33-37 Dave’s team had conducted what was known to the CI community as a “time event” analysis. Shir Dalmar’s cell phone records revealed that he had made calls to possible insurgents three times on days for which enemy SIGACTS had occurred near or on FOB Airborne.

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Line 18 the cell phone screening

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Lines 31-32 Tactical Questioning or TQ was all he was allowed to do

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Lines 2-4 Open-handed slapping was authorized for certain interrogators. Hill was not one of them. *NOTE. This was disclosed as early as 2006, when Congress (and the world) was told about this in open source materials

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Line 5 XXXX/XXXX, the biometric database

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Line 19 PCASS

Line 38 HUMINT

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Line 26 ITAS

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Lines 11-15 Dog Company teamed with CPT B’s Special Forces ODA and collected cell phone numbers of local Afghan nationals. CPT B. shot the humbers up his chain of command in Bagram. Hours later, the word came down: One of the terps, Abdul Sabur, had been in contact with the Norwegians top-tier target,

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Line 3 then received intelligence

Lines 6-9 He was slotted in for CAS in the form of battalion’s Apache helicopters. But, when the mission time came, Battalion shifted the CAS elsewhere and Hill scrubbed the mission. No harm, no foul.

Lines 15-16 Securing the Highway became not only a 1/506th priority, but also Coalition priority.

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Lines 28-29 ACOG – Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight

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Lines 22-25 Barker shook his head. We did get him to Brigade headquarters in Salerno, but they released him already.

Are you kidding me” Allred, said. We were well within the 96-hour window.

Line 33 Still, Brigade let him go.

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Lines 2-5 Their convoy included a Buffalo (the armored vehicle with a 16-foot robotic arm, a couple of mine detection vehicles, some heavy equipment recovery assets, and a couple of MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles)

Lines 19-21 Now he glanced at the Blue Force Tracker. One of the blue icons Smith had shown earlier had gone stale. That meant that the signal had not been refreshed for at least thirty minutes.

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Lines 15-16 a sister team to CPT B’s ODA

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Line 29 Local source and ELINT streamed in

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Lines 2-6   Chosen had thought it would rely on overhead drone surveillance for alerts of any amassing attack – but the only drone in the area was re-tasked and flew away, leaving Brostrom and his men completely exposed.

Line 7 the drone was removed.

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Lines 1-6 CPT B. and his ODA had requested and received “eyes on” Razak’s Jalrez compounds in the form of a video feed from a UAV, as well as a couple of static cameras placed atop homes where Razak’s crew had been known to operate. The ODA had been monitoring the still shots and ISR video for a week.

Lines 20-21 HUMINT sources confirmed it.

Line 24 The UAV asset had helped immensely establishing

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Line 1 “patterns of life.”

Line 8   HUMINT indicates

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Lines 12-13 Improved Target Acquisition and TOW

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Lines 21-23   Worst of all, with battalion releasing every prisoner they captured, Dog Company felt like they were back at JRTC, where the OPFOR gets shot but never dies.

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Line 10 HUMINT

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Lines 1-3 Roger Hill landed at Bagram Airfield and walked a couple of blocks to the offices of the Trial Defense Service. Heather Masten’s CONEX headquarters sat across a gravel lot from the Afghanistan offices of CID.

Lines 20-21 While stationed in Germany as a Command Judge Advocate, part of her job had been hosting foreign dignitaries.

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Line 6 of any soldiers who would conduct mock executions to gather Intel

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Lines 26-29 Bagram had the only military courtroom in Afghanistan. What sense did it make to coordinate all the helo flights that would be necessary to ferry witnesses back and forth to a remote forward operating base that was practically in Pakistan?

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Lines 18-19 During his research, Hill learned how operations at Airborne fit into the broader intel and operational picture.

Lines 21-22 As he dug through official reports, intel documents, email traffic from higher headquarters, and FRAGOs, Hill’s consternation grew.

Lines 28-31 Hill also felt that Taz, D Co’s intel sergeant, would provide pivotal information about the dozen or more HUMINT sources who had warned of suicide attacks against Airborne and outlying COPs, as well as at least one potential 80-man attack.

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Lines 22-23 Battalion sent a Scout Platoon deep into Jalrez, the team air assaulting in via Blackhawks.

Lines 24-25 The pilots declared they would not fly back into the valley without ground support.

Lines 29-30 The Shockers PL, LT Brett Erickson, would be the senior officer in the ten-truck convoy.

Lines 35-36 Mk-19s, mortars, and a .50 cal for the Scouts, and as much extra for themselves as would fit.

Lines 38-39 The patrol snaked into the valley, past Kowte Ashrow and Esh-Ma-Keyl, every ditch and orchard pregnant with threat. SPC Graydon Kamp, riding

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Lines 1-5 gunner in Davis’s truck, wondered why they were driving twenty-six clicks into the hottest valley in the AO. But as per Taliban protocol, Dog Company penetrated deep into Jalrez unmolested. When they reached the Scouts, it turned out the mission was a bust. The Scouts would be airlifted out after all.

Line 12 aimed his Mk-19, fired a 40mm grenade

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Lines 19-21 First, they discussed an EXFIL plan and ways to signal future meetings.

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Lines 2-3 the EXFIL birds for the Scouts

Lines 18-19 Movement began with the Dirty First in the lead, followed by the Schockers. For a couple of clicks, the convoyed growled east toward Airborne.

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Lines 7-9 Blackhawk trail bird. Ahead, the C2 helo flew nap-of-the-earth into Jalrez, hugging the contours of the valley wall until an RPG seared skyward, forcing the pilots to a higher altitude.

Lines 32-32 A section of two F-15 Eagles then arrived on station.

Lines 33-35 The convoy below began to roll east, like a line of camouflage boxcars confined to a single track. Kay watched as the convoy temporarily halted. Word from the C2 bird was they were blowing an IED in place.

Lines 36 The Blackhawk pilots took up a wary holding pattern.

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Lines 1-2 “Fly ahead by about three clicks!” Kay yelled to the pilot. I’m looking for an ambush!”

Line 22 the Apaches

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Lines 17-19 The Blackhawk passed through the smoke of battle, banked and picked up speed, close in trail of two Apaches that were painting the roadsides with their cannons.

Lines 21-22 The Apaches peels up and away, leaving the Blackhawk exposed long enough for the pilot to enter a near-ground hover.

Lines 27-29 The Apaches and D Company gunners scattered the attackers, and the rest of the convoy crept forward, moving away from the potshots of the fleeing remnant. Kamp’s driver pulled next to 4-4, putting Kamp level with Colon.

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Lines 4-6 Hill was sitting in the Bagram terminal waiting to catch a hop back to FOB Salerno   … Bagram to Salerno.

Lines 23-24 the CI agents whose team had dismantled Airborne’s spy network.

Lines 31-32 Dave was enroute to get eyes on the situation there and set in motion his team’s CONOP for busting insider threats.

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Lines 20-24 The spy-busting operation was changing the way CI operatives targeted insider threats, he explained. The op showed that outstanding results might be possible if CI managed the entire process – from threat identification to questioning to Intel exploitation and ultimately detentions.

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Lines 12-15 informing improvements as to how Army CI and other National level members of the IC targeted insider threat networks.

Lines 15-16 CI Agent Dave and his team

Line 20 CI agents