I just wanted to wish the new group of US CivPol Officers a warm "Welcome to Kosovo". I hope that you enjoy your time in the mission and have what can be the "experience of a lifetime" during your time here :)
There was an interesting article on the Antiwar website today. While not the same news source as say CNN or BBC, the information to a great detail is accurate and the message clear. You can read the article titled "The UN's Last Winter in Kosovo" at the Antiwar.com site.
The weather is warmer again. It was an absolutely beautiful day yesterday and this afternoon was also nice. I was able to sit outside with several of the latest US contingent at the Peacekeepers Restaurant at AHQ this afternoon. This is the second time that someone has recognized me from the pictures from this site...does that make me a Kosovo novelty? *hehe* Anyways, I am happy to hear that this site is helpful to those who are coming to mission and I've added some of the information they suggested to the Mission Tips for people arriving :)