Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Korengal Valley attacks an al Qaeda operation?

On Sunday, a number of co-ordinated attacks were carried out on U.S. and Afghan military outposts in the Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan. Hmm. Who do we know that does stuff like that?

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A (relatively) recent update on the Korengal Valley

The Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan is relatively close to the location in Pakistan where al Qaeda number-two Ayman al-Zawahri came within a few hours of getting his ticket punched. The opponents of the 173rd Airborne Combat Brigade Team are a mixture of local and foreign fighters. The secret in winning militarily may well be […]

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‘The Ugly Truth in Afghanistan’

The Globe and Mail’s Paul Koring and Graeme Smith have written a┬ávery sobering assessment of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan.

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The Korengal Valley – Vanity Fair’s take

In January, Vanity Fair published an article on fighting in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. To my mind, it buttresses another remarkable article on U.S. troops in that area by NYT Magazine contributing writer Elizabeth Rubin — Battle Company is Out There, which I blogged as The Prozac War in the Korengal Valley.

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Canada, Afghanistan and the War on Terror

I went to a Canadian Journalism Foundation event tonight featuring Pamela Wallin talking about the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan report.

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