Alexandrian Uprising

Feb 4, 2011 by

Last night around midnight I spoke with a friend who moved to Cairo in the fall to teach English. I hadn’t heard from him since...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part IV...

Nov 4, 2007 by

To read the first part of this piece about guard duty on the Green Line click here AN ANTI-TANK gun exercise took place six weeks into...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part II...

Oct 4, 2007 by

Part I of this piece is the August 4 entry CONSECUTIVE DAYS of sentry duty took their toll, especially when the shifts were every...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part II...

Sep 4, 2007 by

The first part of this piece is the August 4 entry THE OTHER CONSCRIPTS in my outpost, many of whom had been stationed on the Green...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part I)

Aug 4, 2007 by

(see Three Months in the Life of the Cypriot National Guard for a preface to this piece) IN THE CYPRIOT National Guard, all of the...

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The Way of the Arpha (Part III...

Jul 4, 2007 by

The first part of this piece is the May 4 entry and the second part is the June 4 entry. 8. THE LAMP THE EPICENTER of the training...

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The Way of the Arpha (Part II)

Jun 4, 2007 by

The first part of this piece is the May 4 entry. 3 GRIVAS AFTER ROLL CALL at morning lineup, a corporal announced that those who...

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The Way of the Arpha (Part I)

May 4, 2007 by

(see the April 4 posting Three Months in the Life of the Cypriot National Guard for a preface to this piece)     arphas...

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Three Months in the Life of th...

Apr 4, 2007 by

A Foreword PICK AT RANDOM a young man living in a nation that does not maintain conscription and, even if he is averse to violence and...

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