War on terror misc. links of interest

I’m still getting caught up on my news/blog feeds, and wanted to link up to a few posts of interest related to our military and the war on terror:

—- Project Valour-IT’s fundraising competition began today. What is Project Valor-IT? Blackfive describes it:

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss (Captain Chuck Ziegenfuss’ father), provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse.

I just added this blog to Holly Aho‘s Marines team, and will add the contribution widget to my either the left or right column on the blog shortly. Here’s what it will look like:

The amount you see is the total raised by readers of the bloggers on the Marine team so far. If you’re partial to another branch of our fine military, you can go here to help that team raise money for PV-IT. The competition between military branches is the friendly sort, with all contributions going directly to Project Valor-IT.

—- Here’s a great page to bookmark: The Vets For Freedom “Operation Iraqi Truth” page, which details some of the good news coming out of Iraq. Make sure to bookmark/blogroll it, and keep visiting for more positive developments you won’t hear much – if anything – about in the MSM.

—- Though things are, thankfully, getting better in Iraq, Michael Yon’s latest dispatch explains how things aren’t getting any better in Afghanistan. You can read it here.

—- Michael J. Totten writes about about how a group of Iraqi Army officers in Besmaya contributed money to help the San Diego wildfire victims. He’s got an excerpt here, and the full write-up is here. Update: I just noticed that ST reader GWR linked up this past weekend to OpFor’s piece about this heartwarming story.

—- Speaking of the Iraqi Army, Bill Roggio reports that they have secured the release of eight of the eleven Sunni and Shia tribal leaders who were captured yesterday by “gunmen” (h/t: A Second Hand Conjecture).

—- Bob Owens is organizing a campaign against the anti-military crowd at TNR. Find out how you can help here.

—- Last but not least, happy 4th blogiversary to Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch. Keep up the good fight, Robert.

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