Keith Nightingale

COL Nightingale is a retired Army Colonel who served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger (American and Vietnamese) units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. He later commanded both the 1/75th Rangers and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade.

Chapter One, Genesis: Day & Night

Throughout our Nation’s history, our population is allowed to grow old because many of our young do not.

In every conflict we have ever fought within any maneuver element, there has always been a person on the Point.

Killing is not hard.  In facts it’s easy.  That’s the problem.  We can all do it.

For some, the time of combat is just the length of the tour.  For others, they are always at war.

Understanding ISIS is fairly simply, resolving it as a matter of National interest is a lot harder.