Since Sep 15, 2004

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Retired Army ( wounds). Vietnam Combat Veteran. Last combat unit, Recon Plt/2/501st/101st. Spent a couple of decades in law enforcement - Patrol, Sex Crimes, SWAT/Instuctor. Now an rancher/academic/educator. (Military History,International Studies). Well travled.
Been a student of the Middle-East for four decades. Used to have a pretty reliable intellect, but after living in a house full of daughters, my mental processes are quickly erroding.