(Updated May 23, 2023)
In this section, I started to chronicle my training experience as a senior Social Scientist who eventually deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. military; to help my adopted country understand my birth country. I spent one year working with the U.S., British, German, Turkish, Portuguese, and French militaries. As an Afghan-American, this gave me a unique lens from which to observe war strategy and nation-building. It was a life-changing experience no doubt, and while the articles don’t include my experiences in Helmand and Kabul Provinces, my book will.
I wrote the “War Log” articles between 2019-2020, and although my writing is clunky and “feeling-less,” I’m still proud of what I produced.
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Check out the posts in this section…
- Research In A War Zone: Operational Variables & Civil Considerations
- Language & Culture: The Challenges of Translation
- There’s Definitely No “I” In A Military “Team”
- The Military & The American Way of War
- The Cultural Turn Had Taken Hold
- The Teacher Becomes A Student
- Army Training (But Not Bill Murray In “Stripes”)
- Meet & Greet of Fellow Grunts, Plus Onboarding
- I’m Not In Kansas Anymore!