Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Understanding Surge!

Super hot Institute For The Study of War - totally essential since "...healthy democracies require civilian leaders who are well versed in military affairs. The abandonment of military studies at America's colleges and universities since the Vietnam War poses a serious challenge to civilian control of the military and to the well-being of our nation."

Kinda like ol' VP Uncle Joe. While it's ok to not be able to tell a SU 35 Frogfoot Soviet era ground attack aircraft from a profile - it is totally uncool to get confused about victories. Or what it takes to ensure them in the new millennium.

Like the Surge. ISW has unleased an awesome dVd

The Surge: the Untold Story is the only documentary of its kind offering audiences a look into the real story of the Surge in Iraq, as told by top U.S. military commanders. These never-before-seen interviews move beyond Washington politics to tell the ground truth of a failing mission transformed into one of the most successful military operations in a generation of war fighting.

"This documentary honors the sacrifice, courage and ingenuity of military members in nearly impossible circumstances. The men and women of the United States Armed Forces, the Department of State and Iraq.

"Their vision, courage and sacrifice during the Surge helped improve the life of Iraq’s citizens by establishing the security needed for Iraq’s democratically elected leaders to govern.”

Pic "Surge Baby Surge! Part Deux"