Gary Brecher

Gary Brecher is The War Nerd.

Gary Brecher’s Dispatches

  1. Gilgit Update: The Triggermen Panicked

    A report by Gary Brecher, 3:15 p.m. August, 9 2013

    On June 28 2013, I wrote about the very odd massacre of 10 foreign climbers and three local guides in Gilgit, a mountain resort area in northern Pakistan. (Article unlocked, ...

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  2. Syria: How to Open A Kurdish Front

    A report by Gary Brecher, 1:24 p.m. August, 8 2013

    The Syrian war is metastasizing remarkably quickly. This is unusual. Most wars since 1945 have failed to combust completely. The most important military event of the last half-century was a ...

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  3. The War Nerd: George Vs. Al Qaeda

    A report by Gary Brecher, 12:13 p.m. July, 26 2013

    The Jihadis hadn't counted on Kate Middleton’s sluggish gestation clock.

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  4. No Sunshine from Abu Ghraib

    A report by Gary Brecher, 10:48 a.m. July, 25 2013

    Perhaps the most eloquent comment on the mass prison break engineered by Al Qaeda in Iraq last week came from Richard Engel, ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent: "It seems nothing good ...

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  5. The War Nerd: ATOP Recruiting and The Greatest Admiral in World History

    A report by Gary Brecher, 9:26 a.m. July, 19 2013

    The weird overlap between war nerding and the scraggy world of ESL teaching.

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  6. In Transit

    A report by Gary Brecher, 11:51 p.m. July, 18 2013

    Yesterday I was flying from Mexico to Canada. There was a stopover in Houston. I assumed I'd stay safe in the Transit area, the current version of a cathedral where ...

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  7. Terror en Guatemala

    A report by Gary Brecher, 3:26 p.m. July, 4 2013

    Waiting in line here in Mexico City, staring at the store TV, I saw a headline, "Terror en Guatemala." Yup, I thought, there's been plenty of that, starting with the ...

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  8. El War Nerd en Mexico

    A report by Gary Brecher, 9:22 p.m. July, 3 2013

    Storming Chapultepec and Getting Dissed by the Ticket Lady

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  9. The War Nerd: Who Killed Gilgit?

    A report by Gary Brecher, 3:40 a.m. June, 28 2013

    You don’t get too many whodunits in the terrorism business.

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  10. The War Nerd: Land of the Flies

    A report by Gary Brecher, 4:31 a.m. June, 13 2013

    I’ve never been to Paraguay and probably never will. But that doesn’t get in the way of loving a place.

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