visitors since 4 oct 2008


Shem Bot and I rolled out to look at the tanker which was attacked last Thursday.     It is important to get a sense of exactly what is happening in our AO so we often do our own BDA (battle damage assessment.)   Based on our observations I am most pleased to report that […]


Yesterday was one of those days which cause friends and family concern but which have little to no impact on myself, my workers, or the conflict in Afghanistan.   There were multiple attacks in Gardez and Jalalabad which are the two cities in which I currently head work for cash projects. The suicide bomber who […]

Tainted Love

Last week the auntie of a local girl came from London to assist in her arranged wedding. The bride had little interest in the cousin to whom she had been engaged for the last 15 years but lots of interest in the boy next door so the English Auntie provided the age old remedy for […]

Heavy Weather

It has been a hectic first week back for me but having cleaned up the inbox I can now turn the gimlet eye onto the state of play in Afghanistan.   And the state of play is not too good for the home team at the moment.   Let’s review just the major events for […]

The Apostle

Today a new book by my good friend and New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor hits the book stores and man is it a good read.   I got one of drafts a month ago and it is a fantastic story well told by one of the best thriller writers in the business. I […]