As a consumer of a considerable amount of ?Afghan Lit? this is one book I was really looking forward to reviewing.  Combat logistics isn?t necessarily a topic that excites those interested in military history as say stories of the Special Air Service, Delta Force or even the British and American Airborne operations during the Second World War.  However logistics are a vital contributor to the success or failure of all military forces; as the adage attributed to General Omar Bradley has it, ? Amateurs talk about tactics , but professionals study logistics?. 

Still not interested? Well in the asymmetrical warfare that now typifies combat in the twenty first century there is very little difference between the front line and the rear areas.  So those shifting the food, ammo and fuel are just as likely to be attacked as their comrades in the infantry or armoured forces!  In a place like Afghanistan perhaps more so!

So I would encourage you to read Jeff Clement?s account of his time as a Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion Six (CLB-6) of the US Marine Corps during its deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010. 

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, right, share a light moment as they wait for Wyman to be sworn in for a second term. Wyman, who oversaw the successful rollout of her state’s healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act, is one of many lieutenant governors taking on larger roles in their states. (AP)

A state’s second-in-command is often first to joke about being No. 2. As lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Win Rockefeller liked to say the job was state government’s spare tire: kept in the dark, pumped up and hoped it’s never used.

“We’re seeing an evolution when it comes to the office of lieutenant governor,” said John Mountjoy, director of policy, research and strategic initiatives at the Council of State Governments.

Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor , for his actions during the War in Afghanistan . He was the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War . His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal (which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor) and the Purple Heart .

Michael Murphy was born and raised in Suffolk County, New York . He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with honors and dual degrees in political science and psychology . After college he accepted a commission in the United States Navy and became a United States Navy SEAL in July 2002. After participating in several War on Terrorism missions, he was killed on June 28, 2005, after his team was compromised and surrounded by Taliban forces near Asadabad, Afghanistan .

Murphy was born on May 7, 1976 in Smithtown, New York to Irish American parents Maureen and Daniel Murphy, a former assistant Suffolk County district attorney and Vietnam veteran. [1] He was raised in Patchogue . He attended Saxton Middle School, where he played youth soccer and pee-wee football, with his father as coach. In high school, he continued playing sports, and took a summer job as a lifeguard at the Brookhaven town beach in Lake Ronkonkoma . He returned to the job every summer throughout his college years. [1]

As a consumer of a considerable amount of ?Afghan Lit? this is one book I was really looking forward to reviewing.  Combat logistics isn?t necessarily a topic that excites those interested in military history as say stories of the Special Air Service, Delta Force or even the British and American Airborne operations during the Second World War.  However logistics are a vital contributor to the success or failure of all military forces; as the adage attributed to General Omar Bradley has it, ? Amateurs talk about tactics , but professionals study logistics?. 

Still not interested? Well in the asymmetrical warfare that now typifies combat in the twenty first century there is very little difference between the front line and the rear areas.  So those shifting the food, ammo and fuel are just as likely to be attacked as their comrades in the infantry or armoured forces!  In a place like Afghanistan perhaps more so!

So I would encourage you to read Jeff Clement?s account of his time as a Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion Six (CLB-6) of the US Marine Corps during its deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010. 

As a consumer of a considerable amount of ?Afghan Lit? this is one book I was really looking forward to reviewing.  Combat logistics isn?t necessarily a topic that excites those interested in military history as say stories of the Special Air Service, Delta Force or even the British and American Airborne operations during the Second World War.  However logistics are a vital contributor to the success or failure of all military forces; as the adage attributed to General Omar Bradley has it, ? Amateurs talk about tactics , but professionals study logistics?. 

Still not interested? Well in the asymmetrical warfare that now typifies combat in the twenty first century there is very little difference between the front line and the rear areas.  So those shifting the food, ammo and fuel are just as likely to be attacked as their comrades in the infantry or armoured forces!  In a place like Afghanistan perhaps more so!

So I would encourage you to read Jeff Clement?s account of his time as a Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, Combat Logistics Battalion Six (CLB-6) of the US Marine Corps during its deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010. 

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, right, share a light moment as they wait for Wyman to be sworn in for a second term. Wyman, who oversaw the successful rollout of her state’s healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act, is one of many lieutenant governors taking on larger roles in their states. (AP)

A state’s second-in-command is often first to joke about being No. 2. As lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Win Rockefeller liked to say the job was state government’s spare tire: kept in the dark, pumped up and hoped it’s never used.

“We’re seeing an evolution when it comes to the office of lieutenant governor,” said John Mountjoy, director of policy, research and strategic initiatives at the Council of State Governments.

The Lieutenant Don t Know: One Marine s Story of Warfare.


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