Embedding in Afghanistan

The plan to embed in Afghanistan has come to fruition. Late next week, I will be headed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and will embed with the Canadian Army, and will spend about three weeks in country. The activity in and around Kandahar has been intense as the Taliban are attempting to reestablish control of southeastern Afghanistan. There is still a chance I may meet up with a U.S. Army unit operating in Afghanistan (the Marine unit I wanted to embed with is rotating out of country.)

I need your help to cover the costs of the embed. I do not have the ad revenue that the major media can draw upon to fund their reporters. I’m counting on your generosity and your desire for an independent media source for news on the Global War on Terrorism. Please support the Afghanistan embed, as well as future embeds in Africa and Iraq later this year.

Also, I’ve created a page that contains the information from my embed in Iraq. This page serves as an index of posts and articles for Iraq, as well as over three hundred photographs that have previously been unpublished. The photo galleries include Election Day in Barwana, riding the Euphrates River, and a collection of guns seized from insurgents in western Anbar province. The Iraq trip was a wonderful experience, and I promise to put forth the same effort and output while in Afghanistan.

Thank you for your support. And many thanks to Marvin Hutchens of ThreatsWatch for helping me put together the photogalleries for the Iraq embed.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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5 Comments

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    Courtesy of the Counterterrorism Blog:
    By Bill Roggio
    The plan to embed in Afghanistan has come to fruition. Late next week, I will be headed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and will embed with the Canadian Army, and will spend about three weeks in countr…

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    Bill Roggio; The plan to embed in Afghanistan has come to fruition. Late next week, I will be headed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and will embed with the Canadian Army, and will spend about three weeks in country. The activity in…

  • cerdipity says:

    Roggio to Afghanistan

    Biol Roggio, blogger-journalist, will be embedding with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan for several weeks, starting next week.
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  • To the Back of Beyond

    Bill Roggio lets readers know where he will go to find the story. “I will be headed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and will embed with the Canadian Army, and will spend about three weeks in country.” It won’t be a walk…

Iraq

Islamic state

Syria

Aqap

Al shabaab

Boko Haram

Isis