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7th Marines, 1990-1994
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Presently - 20th SFG(A)

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How about adding the Cato Institute to the editorial section LN? Lots of good articles on every issue, primarily from a libertarian point of view.
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Other suggestions...

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Hello everyone,

I have never posted a message before, but I liked Leatherneck's suggestions and I have a few of my own that I hope might be of interest.

To introduce myself, I am 24 years old, a second-year graduate student in international relations and politics, and a native of Boston. I am writing my thesis on US security assistance to Colombia and I spent the summer working under contract for the DoD at Ft. Benning - hence my interest in the Rangers!

With all due respect, here are a selection of my favorite opinion sites:

The National Review: www.nationalreview.com

The Weekly Standard: www.weeklystandard.com

Andrew Sullivan: www.andrewsullivan.com

All of these are conservative opinion sites, the last being a "blog" written, oddly, by an Englishman/Republican. Sullivan always has links to other interesting stories and sites and updates his opinions frequently.

Also, someone mentioned the Cato Institute as a good source of information. I agree and also would like to mention the following conservative Washington-based think-tanks as good sites for current affairs and policy pieces. Definitely check out Tom Donnelly's work at AEI - he's the defense expert there and used to edit the Army Times.

The American Enterprise Institute: www.aei.org

The Heritage Foundation: www.heritage.org

The Hudson Institute: www.hudson.org

Center for Strategic and International Studies: www.csis.org

Also, this is a bit off the topic, but have any of you checked out the CPA site? It is linked to "SOFIA" - Support Our Friends in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you are interested, go to: http://cpolwapp.belvoir.army.mil/sofia/

I hope that you don't think it's presumptuous that I write; I simply felt that some of my suggestions might be interesting to you. I am not a Ranger, nor can I be one (I am a female), but I really respect your honor, your duty, and your patrotism and I appreciate the opportunity to read some of your thoughts and comments.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Respectfully,
Frances

Ps. If you are interested in researching or tracking legislation, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ - you can find bills, hearings, meetings, and pretty much everything you would ever want in regards to government activity.
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I've found this site to be pretty interesting: http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

And this one:
http://www.jihadwatch.org/

Both have a pretty good selection of links too.
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Ann Coulter might be considered a bomb thrower, but she is incredibly well researched and intelligent. Her opinion columns certainly pull no punches either. Liberals especially hate her, but few can actually debate her on the merit of her arguments.

http://www.anncoulter.com

And this website is updated daily, providing links to some of the best editorials published in the country.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

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www.strategypage.com

Site run by wargammer James Dunnigan. EXCELLENT source of information.

www.fas.org

Excellent open source data on weapons and arms trade.

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RetPara wrote:www.strategypage.com
Site run by wargammer James Dunnigan. EXCELLENT source of information.
I just came across this myself.
I agree it is excellent. Check out http://strategypage.com/the_war_in_iraq/.
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Found this "cyberterrorism database".
The site claims it has about 500 organizations listed, that lend support and propaganda to various entitities, prominently AQ.
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THE FOLLOWING OPEN SOURCE WEBSITES WERE USED AS PRIMARY SOURCES TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE TERRORIST GOALS (Afghanistan). SOME GOALS WERE CLEARLY STATED OTHERS WERE ONLY IMPLIED. VARIOUS OTHER RESOURCES WERE RESEARCHED AS WELL, SUCH AS FOX NEWS, YAHOO NEWS, AND VARIOUS RADICAL WEBSITES, ETC:

COUNTERINSURGENCY FMI 3-07-22 (U) http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fmi3-07-22.pdf
http://www.brookings.edu-dybdocroot-fp- ... nindex.pdf
http://www.afgha.com/
http://www.afghandaily.com/
http://www.aopnews.com/
http://afghanistannews.net/
http://www.afgha.com/?af=who&op=read&id=567
http://www.afghannews.net/index.php?act ... ws&id=2424
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159922,00.html (LATEST ZAWAHIRI TAPE, 17 JUN 05)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159900,00.html (AL QAEDA REGROUPING IN AF, JUN 05)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0610/p06s02-wosc.htm
http://jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2369832 (TALIBAN BEGAN ATTACKING SUNNI CLERIC/MOSQUES ALSO)
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/pr ... 80,00.html (KIDNAPPINGS)
http://jihadwatch.org/
http://www.comw.org/warreport/

RADICAL WEBSITES:
http://www.taliban-online.info/ (PRO-TALIBAN)
http://www.jihadunspun.com/index-side_i ... =/home.php& (PRO-JIHADIST)
http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/ (PRO-CHECHEN)
http://www.muslimuzbekistan.com/eng/english.html (PRO-ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF UZBEKISTAN)
http://www.hizb-ut-tahrir.org/english/english.html (PRO-HT)
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Post by LLVI_Guy »

I have found the following sites useful for general reference research:

National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/

CIA World factbook 2005 (updated regularly): http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/fa ... index.html

World Statesmen (lists of most national, territorial and regional leader or leaders along with varying historical pedigrees): http://www.worldstatesmen.org/

Political Graveyard (historical database of US politicians, delegates and related persons, appointed and/or elected, federal, state and local level, past and present): http://www.worldstatesmen.org/

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Here is one everybody seems to have missed:


http://www.newamericancentury.org/
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Leatherneck: I saw a post of yours in another thread that said you were the great nephew of Cecil Earl McMahan. I am his granddaughter. My mother Cynthia Ann McMahan was his only child born to him and Frances Hamilton Young. She was born June 6th, 1943 and Cecil was killed a year later without even seeing his daughter due to the war. I would like to talk to you and find out what you know about my grandfather, since my knowledge is limited. I know he went to Auburn U., was born in Tennessee, died on D-day or around that date, was awarded the Silver Star, etc. I have a letter he wrote to my grandmother from the war expressing his desire to see his daughter for the first time.... could you email me at jgrove@peak.org. Thanks

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