Saturday, January 05, 2008

Keeping up

An Army Major who was killed in Iraq has an interesting final blog post. As they say, death tends to concentrate the mind. I've had to write a few of these letters and leave them with others on some of my more challenging missions, but thankfully I have always been able to retrieve the letter afterward. Andrew was not as fortunate. What I find most interesting is that he persevered in telling the story of Iraq despite the Army's attempts at limiting information flow out (for understandable OPSEC reasons). He was a vital part of winning the war. Al Qaida understands that the war will be won or lost here. And Maj. Olmstead seems to have understood that as well. RIP