In 2004 I was a junior enlisted soldier working on a Human Intelligence Team in Iraq. In my headquarters unit back at home base we had a contractor who made something like 180k a year. He stayed on base, made bank, had good food and air conditioning while my team was running essentially 24/7 combat ops for 365 days. It sucked and it was grueling and I was jealous and directed my anger towards this contractor. 10 Years later I find myself deployed for my 4th time – 2nd as a contractor in Afghanistan and thinking back to how I viewed this man makes me feel ignorant, naive & immature. Read More
What people fail to realize is that this is World War III. The only difference is that the style of warfare has evolved in accordance with the evolution of Generational warfare.