Monthly Archives: December 2011

Technically a hiatus.

Happy New Year’s wishes to all, though this blog ends the year on a bit of a sour note. My computer revived while in the States, but, now that I’m back in Afghanistan, it seems to have failed again–while another December blog post was in the process (among the only files that was not backed …Read more…

DUST: Bringing the basic training obstacle course inside the wire.

The integration of pedestrian infrastructure into the expeditionary base environment in Afghanistan has proven far less contentious than one might expect. A culture that prioritizes short-term efficiency over long-term functionality (at least partially evidenced by my article on building code violations from nearly a year ago) would seemingly scrutinize exclusively on infrastructure that accommodates gargantuan armored …Read more…