Commentator Larry Doane has accepted a new job that will take him away
from Vermont, so he’s been thinking a lot lately about the things he’ll
miss and the things that he’ll take with him, like his appreciation of
Vermont values – especially post-Irene.
Commentator Larry Doane is a US Army veteran with tours in Iraq and
Afghanistan. The recent shooting down of a U.S. helicopter in
Afghanistan has reminded him of the risk that is part of life in the
Nearly 1500 Soldiers of the Vermont National Guard returned home from Afghanistan at the beginning of this year. Commentator and military veteran Larry Doane has been thinking about his own homecoming and the questions it brings.
The commander of American forces in Afghanistan recently delivered his assessment of the current situation to the Obama administration. As the President considers this report and a shift in strategy, commentator Larry Doane is thinking about what the best way forward might be.