Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Apology post

For my 200th post (200? Holy crap.) I'd love to discuss something interesting but I'm only writing to apologize for the lack of recent posts. With packing up my apartment, putting everything in storage, and driving across the country I've been a bit busy. My access to internet is also going to be limited very soon so my ability to post anything will be equally limited.

Hopefully when I get settled in Afghanistan I'll be able to blog a bit and keep everyone updated.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I Must Be Insane

Good news loyal readers, at least good news for me. I have managed to find a job. The job search took longer than expected but I gained some valuable insights and had a great time on my extended "vacation". The position I was hired for was as an intelligence analyst in Afghanistan for one year. I leave for D.C. at the end of this month with travel overseas shortly there after.

If I can, I'll keep this blog going with highlights from my time in Afghanistan. However, I'll likely censor myself a bit more than I have in the past since instead of getting a warning call from Brigade I could potentially just get fired if I cross any lines.

Hopefully this will be a good experience for me and gets my foot in the door for future employment.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Beach Assaults and the Most Important Question Ever

I apologize for the lack of posts of late. I had to leave town for about a week for a family emergency but I am now safely back in Tacoma. So what will Warhorse Intel discuss in this installment? How about good ol' Somalia?

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times...Shabaab is done. Like Cleveland Browns done. This past Friday Kenya launched a three pronged assault on the southern port town of Kismayo, Shabaab's last major stronghold. One of those prongs included a beach assault. A beach assault! That's pretty badass.

Shabaab had previously claimed that they would fight to the death for Kismayo but apparently abandoned the town after only a day. Shabaab even admitted it left the town through through its Twitter account.

I still love the fact that they use Twitter.

Should Warhorse Intel join Twitter?