Carl von Clausewitz on Hatred.

by Daniel Russ on January 17, 2017

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    “Essentally combat is an expression of hostile feelings. But in the large-scale combat that we call war hostile feelings often have become merely hostile intentions. At any rate, there are usually no hostile feelings between individuals. Yet such emotions can never be completely absent from war. Modern wars are seldom fought without hatred […]

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The War on Terror Fought with Drones and Cellphones.

by Daniel Russ on January 13, 2017

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      It was the summer of 2015, an armed American drones cut silent angry swathes through the skies over eastern Syria. They were looking for ISIS operatives who were quite effectively creating havoc in various governments in Syria and across the world. Their work was not done with RPGs or AK-47s. Their weapons […]

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Mars 2 and Mars 3 Were Brilliant Opening Salvos In The Race For Space.

January 9, 2017
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  Oddly, the first Martian artificial satellite was inserted successfully into Martian Orbit 46 years ago.   Mars 2 was launched by the Soviet Union in 1971. The potent Russian empire had put a satellite into Martian orbit, hundreds of millions of miles away. Mars 2 was a sacrament to the missile technology that so […]

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Everything That Could Go Wrong, Did Go Wrong. The Raid On Nagasaki Was A Near Disaster For Us.

January 5, 2017
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The actual bomb: Fat Man One would have thought that after the meticulous and monumental job of creating an atomic weapon in just a few years would be shadowed by the same meticulous planning in delivery. For the most part, World War II was decided by the armies that could best organizer and maintain supply […]

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Have A Booming New Year.

January 2, 2017
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Wherever You Are Today

January 1, 2017

Someone at home is thinking about you.   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The PSN-2 Glider Bomber

January 1, 2017
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      It was 1933 when a Russian inventor was able to create a glider aircraft large enough to be a transport, or a bomber as well. The PSN or Planer Spetsial’no Naznachenaya – Glider for Special Purposes. Because so many of the special missions involved oceanic flying, the plane it self was conceived […]

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The NIAI RK-I

December 28, 2016
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        Well The NIAI (Naoochno-Issledovatel’skiy Aero-Institoot – scientific test aero-institute) dreamed up a variable geometry aircraft, one that would change shape to take advantage of conditions and environment or mission requirements. This was original The main wings separate along their length and slide away from wach other ceating an opening between them. […]

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Mary Chesnut’s Christmas

December 25, 2016
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  Christmas Day, 1863. “Yesterday dined with the Prestons. Wore one of my handsomest Paris dresses (from Paris before the war). Three magnificent Kentucky generals were present, with Senator Orr from South Carolina, and Mr. Miles…Others dropped in after dinner; some without arms, some without legs; von Borcke, who can not speak because of a […]

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Ornate Islamic Knives and Swords

December 24, 2016
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Hilt, Circa 14th Century Iberia   Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Islamic Dagger sword Muslim Dervish Knife   Arabic Moroccan Jambiya Antique Islamic Silver Dagger Sword Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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In 1987 I Found An Actual Advertisement For Kamikaze Pilots.

December 17, 2016
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In 1987 I was living and working in Richmond, Virginia at a famous ad agency, The Martin Agency. Now they are known for their work on GEICO. I worked on Allison, Gas Turbine Division of GM. So I read Aviation Week & Space Technology. In one issue, I found this ad in the classifieds in […]

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Germany’s Remote Controlled Mine Clearer.

December 16, 2016
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    The Sd.Kfz. 300 Borgward BI Minenräumwagen was a remote controlled mini tank tracked vehicle creted by Germans engineers in World War II. The Borgward BI carried rollers behind it that were supposed to detonate mines in a field. About 50 of these radio controlled tanks in 1939. Cog like wheels toted behind the […]

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The Kepi.

December 12, 2016
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  The Kepi was the typical combatant head wear on both sides of the skirmish line during the American Civil War. The term was adapted from the French Colonial Expeditionary Forces hat at the end of the 19th century. The Union Army Kepi was typically a wool cap that was blue cloth side and black […]

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Great Photos With No Source

December 8, 2016
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German Sea Plane Circa WWII (Arado 196 ?)     Germans Hold Up What They Think Is  Unit Flag Of A Defeated Battalion     Spent Katyusha Launcher               Save Related Posts:And Even More Amazing PhotosMore Amazing PhotosPerfectly Timed Military Photos From RooseveltsMore Odd Photos Relating To CombatGreat Photos […]

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The Siege Of Jadotville. Review.

December 4, 2016
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  The United States, and NATO member nations, and the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact armies were all appropriating all the economic resources each empire would need to prevail in the middle of the twentieth century. Not wanting to openly presume upon the land and mines and minerals of indigenous people, the purloining was executed […]

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NASA Creates Travel Posters For A Wonderful Imagined Future.

November 29, 2016
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You have to see these. NASA really knows how to inspire people.                     Source: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/ Save Save Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Varangians : Royal Guards And Mercenaries.

November 25, 2016
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  When Vikings migrated eastwards they went as traders, or they went as raiders. When they happened upon a settlement they gambled whether it would be better to do business or do warfare. That said, one of the things that mercenaries look for is employers. If they came upon rich people with a poor army, […]

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CNET Shares Magnificent Photos Of The World War II Battleship Missouri

November 21, 2016

The Surrender Deck Where Japan Submitted To The Authority Of The Allies   Officer’s Mess     Captain’s Quarters   16 Inch Guns Facing Aft     The Gun Trigger   Plumbing   Crew Bunks   Officer’s Offices Related Posts:USS Missouri Fires 15 Inch Guns

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Stuxnet, Attorneys, And The Trinity Moment For Cyberwarfare.

November 17, 2016

Stuxnet was the first opening salvo in the cyberwarfare environment that mattered. It is one of the most sophisticated weapon systems ever devised and it is the Trinity event in war. Like the atomic bomb, the first use of the weapon sparked an arms race and nuclear technological development that has yet to subside. After […]

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Amazing Historic Photo Cache on CNN

November 13, 2016
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I found this amazing cache of photos on CNN blogs posted in 2012.  I cut and pasted the entire photo and the description together. I love the Samurai, the soldiers laying cards and the dashing portrait of Zapata.                 Source: http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/ Save Save Save Save Save Related Posts:Stay […]

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