Long time no blog. In truth I have been very busy, and I still am.
I am now in my last 6-months or so of the PhD, the aim is to submit on time this September. I have lots to report on regarding some successful conferences and some funding I got last year that really helped me get to this point. But I will write on that shortly. First, let me tell you about my latest experiment.
I have already seen a few posts, many from veterans, recalling the start of the war in Iraq fifteen years ago. What started on the 20th March 2003 was the beginning of what would be years of conflict.
War to me seemed to be a foredrawn conclusion. I had arrived in Kuwait in a small fleet of seven warships, having embarked on the 11th of January, arriving in mid-February. We had watched the combat power build up, and heard further word about what was waiting elsewhere in the Kuwaiti desert.