The Profession of Arms

February 2012


Sometimes, when others forget, it’s good to have a way to remind them.

Here’s a link to a 17 minute presentation that explains much.

Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun

As the old Strategic Air Command motto had it: “Peace is our profession”

Posted by Mark Tempest in Homeland Security, Podcasts

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  • Bob McMahon

    This is missing from the video:

    The son of the new Dutch armed forces commander has been killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

    The blast, early on Friday in Uruzgan province, also killed another Dutch soldier and wounded two more.

    Lt Dennis van Uhm, 23, was the son of Gen Peter van Uhm, who took up overall command of Dutch forces on Thursday.

    A total of 16 Dutch troops have now died in Afghanistan. Friday’s attack is not thought to have specifically targeted the new military commander.

  • Thanks for remembering.

    To put it in time context, LT van Ulm was killed in 2008.