A Friend Heading to Afghanistan

Longtime blog-friend Laughing Wolf is preparing to head to Afghanistan on a self-financed embed. If you've ever read Blackfive, you know his work.

So, if you have any excess cash why not go drop him a dime or two? Even if it's just $5 I'm sure it would be appreciated. A lot of readers giving small amounts can go a long way.

Posted by: Rusty at 12:35 PM


1 Best of luck to him on his travels. Not entirely unrelated: French troops are "hours away" from going into ground combat with Al Qaeda Maghreb in Mali: http://bit.ly/13CZPLV

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at January 16, 2013 12:53 PM

2 My question is: Why?
When I went there it was work related as a contractor for radio, telecoms and internet. My $70K a year covered everything and the company provided the internt, radios, sat-phone, food, etc.

They also needed security people (not active military), retired, or discharged military only.

Maybe he is going about it the wrong way?

Posted by: Phil at January 16, 2013 01:57 PM

3 He said the other day he was going and had hit a snag. Apparently he got that fixed. Good luck and keep your head down.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at January 16, 2013 02:01 PM

4 Rusty, thank you very much! This is much appreciated and needed. It is amazing what it can cost, and not helped when asked to do needless trips on this end. Thank you.

The Sanity Inspector, thanks!

Phil, might want to read the posts at http://www.blackfive.net/main/2013/01/preparing-for-an-embed-follow-up-financial.html; http://www.blackfive.net/main/2013/01/why-am-i-not-in-afghanistan.html; and http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/09/preparing-for-an-embed-part-2.html It costs money to go, even when going with U.S. or Allied troops.

Moshe Ben Avram, not quite fixed, but working on it. Actually, gave up on that embed and am pursuing some new ones. Thanks!

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at January 17, 2013 04:22 PM

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