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No Turning Back: Alice in Afghanistan

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As the American Civil War progressed, Abraham Lincoln despaired of the apparent inability of Union generals to take the fight to the confederacy.  Some generals were blatantly political while others could not withstand the carnage resulting from improved weaponry and bludgeoning tactics.  Then came Grant. The enduring image of U. S. Grant is of the […]

Firing Line: Three More Years of This?

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Twelve more Americans were killed yesterday in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing as they were being transported in an armored vehicle. Yesterday’s killings included five US combat troops. The bombing occurred not in some far off province or in a supposed Taliban stronghold, but rather in downtown Kabul on Darulaman Road, also the site of a […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Dave Statter
DCFD: “Show the Kind of Commitment”
Not selective outrage. Just making sure my outrage is focused on where the real problems are. The lieutenant is a personnel issue. The OUC problems are systemic. This call failed before the lieutenant ever knew about it. Now, in the Rhode Island Avenue, NE case the situation was reversed. My focus then was on the…
2015-07-30 22:01:47
Dave Statter
DCFD: “Show the Kind of Commitment”
I have no problem giving DCFD hell when they deserve it Eric. That lieutenant needs attention based on what is written in that report. I urge you to listen to the interview with the interim head of OUC, Chris Geldart, by Mark Segraves today. He excuses the delay in sending the Cuesta call to dispatch…
2015-07-30 21:49:53
Eric Lamar
DCFD: “Show the Kind of Commitment”
And those are your questions and comments after reading that report? DCFD is glad you save your (selective) outrage for Fairfax officials. BTW, I agree with you on Fairfax.
2015-07-30 15:18:34
Dave Statter
DCFD: “Show the Kind of Commitment”
Eric, have you ever read the inspector general's report on Durand Ford? The report said the staffing shortage was not a rank and file issue but a problem with management. Also, did you notice that EMS 5 was not staffed during the Cuesta call?
2015-07-30 14:54:32
Victoria Huckenpahler
DCFD: “Show the Kind of Commitment”
They have clearly been sticking to the letter of the law, and not its spirit. Disillusioning, not to say shocking.
2015-07-30 14:50:55
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