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Bigger Army and Marine Corps needed?

The Weekly Standard just published a bipartisan open letter urging an increase in the Army and Marine Corps. An excerpt: The United States military is too small for the responsibilities we are asking it to assume. Those responsibilities are real and important. They are not going away. The United States will not and should not […]

Rafael Peralta: a good Marine

By all rights, we should know Rafael Peralta’s name. The man died a bona fide hero during the Battle of Fallujah. Here’s an excerpt from Rich Lowry’s column on the sergeant: Sgt. Peralta, 25, was a Mexican American. He joined the Marines the day after he got his green card and earned his citizenship while […]

Groan alert

Harrison Ford will soon star as General Jim Mattis in a movie telling the story of the Battle of Fallujah. BlackFive reprints an e-mail to Ford from a Marine wife who wonders if the actor will treat the Marines respectfully in the movie. Hat tip: The Daou Report

Now that’s leadership

When’s the last time you heard of a Major and a First Sergeant standing guard duty at the main gate of a forward base, while a Lieutenant General serves chow to Lance Corporals and Privates who have the night off? It happened in Fallujah on Thanksgiving. It’s no wonder I’m almost as fond of the […]

An e-mail from Fallujah

Lt Col Dave Bellon sent another e-mail to his folks from Fallujah, dated November 19th. It relates some of what he saw in the battle there, and includes some photographs. Immediately following 3/5’s attack on the apartment buildings, 3/1 took the train station on the north end of the city. While the engineers blew a […]

Good news from Fallujah

I saw this photograph earlier today on … … and I realized that there’s no way I could imagine how good these guys must have felt to sleep on a mattress with a pillow. Then I read an e-mail sent to Rich Lowry at National Review Online: I am also a professor at a […]

Raw footage from Fallujah

I found this footage on The Drudge Report. God bless our troops and grant them victory.

Now that’s what I call a round-up

Winds of Change has the best Battle of Fallujah round-up I’ve seen yet.

Keep driving and don’t make eye contact

L.A. Indymedia has video of two Marine LAVs (not “tanks” as claimed) that showed up at an International ANSWER protest outside the Westwood Federal Building on Tuesday. Watch the video to see how compassionate lefties treat the troops they claim to support. So was this an episode of repression? Did AshKKKroft send jackbooted thugs to […]

Tonight’s last Fallujah round-up

The Command Post brings you a handy comprehensive briefing on The Battle of Fallujah.

Snapshot: Battle of Fallujah overview

Carnivorous Conservative outdoes himself with this original graphic combining an open-source satellite photo with info from news reports. It’s a very informative snapshot of the situation as of 8:30 PM, EST. And people wonder why I’m a blog junkie? Hat tip: Chester (who’s liveblogging the battle as I suspected he would).

Liveblogging the Battle of Fallujah

I’m just guessing here, but don’t be surprised if Chester and Carnivorous Conservative team up again tonight to cover the latest (and hopefully last) developments in the Battle of Fallujah. They started at about this time last night, so stay tuned …

Happy Birthday, Marines!

In the middle of the Battle of Fallujah, the Marine Corps celebrates its birthday. You’ve gotta love those folks. Happy 229th! Marine Verse to The Navy Hymn Eternal Father, grant , we pray, To all Marines, both night and day, The courage, honor, strength and skill Their land to serve, Thy law fulfill; Be Thou […]


Look at this map from, then read The Belmont Club’s description of what sounds like the endgame in Fallujah. Remember the Highway of Death?

Fallujah, so far

Winds of Change has a multi-week roundup on The Battle of Fallujah.

Battle of Fallujah round-up

Our troops are advancing faster than we’d planned, killing more of the enemy than we’d expected, losing fewer of ours than we’d feared, and might be wrapping up Fallujah more swiftly than we’d dreamed. To sift through what bits of information manage to leak out of Fallujah, read The Command Post. If liveblogging with on-the-fly […]

Kicking ass in Fallujah

Wretchard at The Belmont Club collects some late-breaking accounts of our troops’ exploits in Fallujah. Sounds like the average life expectancy of a Fallujah jihadi is pretty doggone short. Hat tip: Power Line — UPDATE: A NY Times article that’s a must-read; be sure to check the multimedia links on the right (like this slideshow).

Correct me if I’m wrong …

… but isn’t that urban camouflage on these Marine Corps AAVs getting ready to enter Fallujah? Original AFP photo here.

Dispatches from Fallujah

The Green Side posts e-mails from a Marine just outside Fallujah who’s girding up to go in. It’s compelling reading, and I’ll be stopping by frequently while following the coming battle in the news. An excerpt: