Yesterday I had my computer stolen. With it went three months worth of work, including notes, images, reports, etc. During the summer I went through almost all of my Iraq books, and took extensive notes. All that is lost. Also gone are plans for future articles. For example, I was planning articles on the recent Baathist crackdown, one about problems with electricity contracts, the Baathist Naqshibandi insurgent group, and 1998's Operation Desert Fox, and done research into each one. That's all disappeared.
Fortunately, I uploaded two future articles onto the blog before the theft, but I'm not sure I can consistently post five articles a week until I start putting things back together again. Please bear with me.