August 2009

Pigs Are Flying

by Daniel Russ on August 31, 2009

  George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing sources. “[F]orces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent […]

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STS 128 Launches

by Daniel Russ on August 30, 2009

  this is so cool Related Posts:Awesome Photo Of The Shuttle Maintenance Bay. But Say Goodbye As The Shuttle Mission Is All But Over.Today Is Sad. This Is The Final Shuttle Mission. This Technology Has Been So Amazing.Only Three Shuttle Missions Remaining. Then It’s Over.There Are 13 People In Space Right Now. Within Months, US […]

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US Accuses Pakistan Of Altering US Missiles For New Missions.

August 29, 2009

Well it looks like the Pakistani government is not happy with just receiving $7.5 billion in aid from the US, most of it military, they are now taking US weapons and reverse engineering them to be used for their own purposes. For example, the Harpoon anti ship missile is now being altered to create a […]

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Military Anecdote Of The Day

August 28, 2009

Before embarking on a political career, Dwight Eisenhower was courted by both major parties. Shortly before his first run for President he was asked whether he was a Republican or a Democrat. His reply was perfectly presidential: “I,” he said, “am an American.” Sources: Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890–1952 […]

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Military Joke Day

August 28, 2009

Alligator Shoes An Army Ranger was on holiday in the depths of Louisiana, where he tried to buy some Alligator shoes. However, he was not prepared to pay the high prices. After failing to haggle the vendor down to a reasonable price level, he ended up shouting “I don’t give two hoots for your shoes, […]

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Marshall Tito’s Eagle

August 27, 2009

  In the early 1980s, Romania and Yugoslavia decided to replace the J-21 Jastreb fighter bomber with an improved aircraft. It also eplaced the F-84 Thunderjet which had been in use in Yugoslavian since the sixties. Dr. Engineer Teodor Zanfirescu of Romania and Colonel Vidoje Knezević of Yugoslavia formed YuRom, later SOKO, and built the […]

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The Plane That Helped Build Israel.

August 27, 2009

  Maligned by the French for its underpowered engines, the Israelis bought 31 Vautours and respected its range and versatility as a strike aircraft. Built in the mid 50s the Vautour was typical of the sort of generic fighter/bomber being built around the world. Israel was the only nation other than France to buy the […]

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Senator Ted Kennedy, US Army Veteran, Dies Of A Brain Tumor. 1932-2009

August 26, 2009

The firebrand progressive senator from Massachusetts has died from a brain tumor. He is mentioned here because of his military service. From Wikipedia Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951.Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks […]

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Gunpowder Kills Irony

August 25, 2009

  Members of the royal court of the Han Dynasty in ancient China had access to the best homeopathic medicines of the day. The Han Emperor sent his physicians to find a way to extend life for people. I guess when you are the Emperor of9 million square miles of territory, or the largest empire […]

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Afghanistan, The Graveyard of Empires.

August 23, 2009

Pakistani Taliban Deputy Hakimullah Mehsud is now the new Taliban combat leader in Pakistan. He is said to be ruthless and well connected in insurgent and terror circles. This is bad news as we now have 68,000 troops in Afghanistan, up from 20,000 just three years ago. We are starting to hear also that in […]

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The Gatling Gun

August 19, 2009

In 1861, American inventor Dr. Richard J. Gatling created and patented a rapid fire hand cranked machine gun that was mounted on a carriage not unlike a cannon. Because it was hand cranked it was not considered a true machine gun; that had to wait another few decades until the Maxim came out. The Gatling […]

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A Project To Record The Stories Of Every Living WWII Veteran

August 18, 2009

I met with a Marine veteran who will join with me to record the stories of all living WWII veterans, men, women, Black and White and Brown and Red. We are looking to find sponsors, perhaps Dell will donate server space, perhaps Sony or Wal Mart will donate cameras and computers. We  believe we can […]

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Francis Gary Powers Was Born 80 Years Ago Today

August 17, 2009

  An F-84 Thunderjet pilot in the Korean War, Powers was tapped by the CIA to fly reconnaissance missions in a high altitude spyplane. The U-2 is still flying today although it is going to be replaced with the Global Hawk. It can reach 70,000 feet and during the late 1950s, the Golden Dragon could […]

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Elvis Presley, Third Armored Division, Died 22 Years Ago.

August 15, 2009

At a press conference in 1957,  the Memphis Draft Board announced that the teen idol rock star Elvis Presley was about to be drafted into the United States Army. He was in the middle of filming the movie King Creole and the draft board was kind enough to grant Mr. Presley a deferment to finish […]

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They Can Fight Too.

August 14, 2009

Related Posts:Peleliu. A Battle Few Have Heard Of Was Considered The Hardest Fought In The Pacific.Around Saipan The United States And The Imperial Japanese Brought The Biggest Ships And More Naval Firepower Than The World Had Seen Previously.Somali Pirates Take Shipping Freighter, US Marines Take It BackTop Secret Edinburgh Drum Corps90,000 Japanese Protest Marine Base

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Russian Upgrades The R-77 Air To Air Missile.

August 14, 2009

Russia’s leading guided-weapons manufacturer will wheel out revised–if long- touted–versions of its two key air-to-air missile products this month, as it tries to bolster its position in the export arena. Tactical Missile Corp.–also known as TRV–will formally unveil its so-called RVV-SD and RVV-MD missiles for the first time at the Moscow air show later this […]

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Chinese Military Conducts Mobility Exercise

August 13, 2009

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) marked its 82nd birthday on August 1, with the Hu Jintao leadership having taken several major initiatives to raise the quality of its senior personnel. President and commander-in-chief Hu has also given a big boost to military modernization by pledging unprecedented civilian support for the PLA’s ambitious goals “in the […]

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Nazi Sentenced In Germany.

August 11, 2009

Prosecutors said that after Italian partisans had killed two German soldiers, Mr. Scheungraber commanded his soldiers to shoot three Italian men and one woman. The prosecutors said he then ordered that another 11 civilians be herded into a barn that was then blown up.

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What Are These?

August 10, 2009

Kites? Balloons? Something else? Related Posts:Ronald Reagan Was Absolutely Certain UFOs ExistedThe Citizens Disclosure Project.A Website For UFO Abductees.UFOs Have Been An Elusive Phenomenon Since Antiquity.Assorted UFO Quotes By Military Figures

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The Fight For Robots Begins

August 10, 2009

Among the displays was a mock-up of Northrop Grumman’s UCAS, a futuristic unmanned vehicle currently being developed to operate from carriers. The first UCAS is slated for first flight and then a year of flight testing in November or December at Edwards Air Force Base, according to Capt. Martin Deppe, UCAS program manager.

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