| | Military intelligence officer interview
This morning I met with a British military intelligence officer (currently stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Vegas). We discussed all sorts of things, including personal growth, military strategy and tactics, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We talked for about 2.5 hours.
I had the thought that some of what he shared would make for a fascinating interview, and he agreed. He's looking to write and publish some material of his own anyway, so this would be win-win.
As you'd expect, there are some things he can't talk about for security reasons, but those appear to be very limited domains that involve such things as current low-level operations and specific individuals on the ground and such. There's a great deal he can talk about openly that isn't classified. I was fascinated with his perspective and the ideas he shared, and I asked him all sorts of questions about how the wars were going and how things have changed over time. I even asked him about the effect of the Wikileaks documents that went public earlier this week.
Before I go forward with an interview (which would most likely be in plain text format), I wanted to see if there's interest in it. And if so, what questions would you like me to ask him?
He's currently up for a promotion, so if that goes through, he will have the rank of Major.