The crazy story of the night I almost ended up stuck in downtown Naples, Italy

In January 2012, I had the opportunity to travel to Naples, Italy for four days. It wasn’t a personal vacation, rather a work-related trip. The best part about it was that I was stationed at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and any excuse to get out was a welcome one. As the embassy’s leadContinue reading “The crazy story of the night I almost ended up stuck in downtown Naples, Italy”

“Bring NATO Back:” The Story of How I (and Others) Enabled Iraq to Fight Terrorism Through a Partnership with the Allies

On one of the most beautiful days I had seen in Baghdad, Iraq in my five months being posted to the Political-Military Affairs section of the US Embassy there, I had my final lunch with Colonel Mike Russell, and Irishman and officer in the British Army. We went to the dining facility and had whatContinue reading ““Bring NATO Back:” The Story of How I (and Others) Enabled Iraq to Fight Terrorism Through a Partnership with the Allies”