October 2009

Send Leftover Halloween Candy To Soldiers.

by Daniel Russ on October 31, 2009

Look, we all know that candy corn has a shelf life of about a century. And we know you don’t need it. So….”For those that are sending priority mailed items, the post office now offers a flat rate box up to 70 pounds to anywhere in the United States for $7.70 this also includes packages […]

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Higher Rates Of Wounded In Vietnamistan

by Daniel Russ on October 31, 2009

“More than 1,000 improvised explosive devices, or roadside bombs, exploded or were found in Afghanistan in August, more than double any monthly total until this summer. The bombs account for 70 to 80 percent of U.S. and coalition casualties in that country, according to Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz, director of the Pentagon’s Joint Improvised […]

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The Northrup P-61 Black Widow, America’s First Operational Radar Equipped Fighter

October 30, 2009

The P-61 Black Widow was America’s first operational combat aircraft equipped with radar. It was a twin engine, twin tail boom fighter bomber, though used mostly just as a fighter. It had a spinning radar emitter in the nose cone, and a weapons officer in the cabin behind the pilot-the first Wizzo as it were. […]

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Things That Go Boom. The Famous M2 Pineapple Hand Grenade

October 28, 2009

The M2 or Pineapple Grenade was a small explosive device used by US soldiers in World War II. This is the most recognized hand grenade to Americans as Hollywood made it famous in literally thousands of films. It has a pineapple shape that made it easy to grip and of course easy to fragment into […]

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Be All That You Can Be

October 28, 2009

The Claymore Mine was invented by a Scottish engineer named McLeod. My brother Harvey was in the US Army and told me that the Claymore Mine actually had this inscribed on it: Front Toward Enemy. At first I didn’t believe it. Then I saw this photo. I guess you can’t be too careful. Related Posts:The […]

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The Wounds We Don’t See.

October 28, 2009

Source: New York Times The Minefield at Home   Michael Jernigan “In August 2004, while on patrol with my Marine unit in Mahmudiya, Iraq, I was severely wounded by a roadside bomb. My wounds included a crushed skull and right hand, traumatic brain injury and the loss of both my eyes. I am not alone. […]

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Eight US Troops Die Today In Afghanistan But Not To Worry. Balloon Boy’s Mom Finally Fesses Up!

October 27, 2009

Why does balloon boy get more bandwidth than eight US Troops? Because we have no media. That’s why. “KABUL (AP) — Roadside bombs – the biggest killer of U.S. soldiers – claimed eight more American lives Tuesday, driving the U.S. death toll to a record level for the third time in four months as President […]

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Amazing WWII Soviet War Paintings

October 27, 2009

Source: http://www.allworldwars.com/Soviet%20War%20Paintings.html Related Posts:StalingradUS War Time Rationing PostersBritish World War II War PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.CMIG’s First Audio Blog Entry

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Tuskegee Airmen Facebook Page

October 26, 2009

. The Tuskegee Airmen have a Facebook page Related Posts:B-25 waist gunner from the 617th BS, 477th BG.Lena Horne Visits The Tuskegee AirmenMore Tuskegee Airmen Memorabilia.Downed Tuskegee Airmen Reports.Great Tuskegee Airmen Photos And Memorabilia.

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Bosnian War Criminal Radovan Karadzik Threatens To Boycott His Own Trial

October 26, 2009

“Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader accused of masterminding the greatest genocide in post-war era Europe, is set to face the United Nations tribunal Monday. After 13 years as a fugitive, Karadzic was arrested in Serbia last year for allegedly overseeing the mass execution and deportation of tens of thousands of Muslims in Bosnia […]

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Helicopter Crashes Kill US Soldiers In One Of The Bloodiest Days In Afghanistan

October 26, 2009

In the deadliest crash, a helicopter went down in the west of the country after leaving the scene of a firefight, killing 10 Americans  seven troops and three Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Eleven American troops, one U.S. civilian and 14 Afghans were also injured. In a separate incident, two U.S. Marine helicopters – one UH-1 […]

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Marine Artillery in Afghanistan

October 25, 2009

M-198 155 mm Howitzer Related Posts:Marines Fire Vickers M777 155mm HowitzerPeleliu. 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.The French 370 mm Mortar.Great Footage Of British News […]

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Mission Accomplished.

October 25, 2009

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two powerful suicide car bombs blew up outside the Justice Ministry and city government offices in downtown Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 136 people in the worst attack in more than two years. Iraqi leaders said the attacks aimed to disrupt political progress in the months leading up to January’s crucial elections.

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The Men Who Stare At Goats

October 24, 2009

The Pentagon spent millions in the seventies on a corps of psychics who could tell us secrets or suss out threats just using their minds. The StarGate project was created when US officials found out that Russians were successfully finding secrets and classified installations using clairvoyants.

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Military Anecdote Day

October 23, 2009

  B-52 Refueling   An Air Force cargo plane was preparing for departure from Thule Air Base in Greenland. They were waiting for the truck to arrive to pump out the aircraft’s sewage holding tank. The Aircraft Commander was in a hurry, the truck was late in arriving, and the Airman performing the job was […]

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Iraqi Violence Continues

October 23, 2009

BAGHDAD – A bomb attached to a car killed a man and wounded his wife and their three sons in Abu Ghraib district of western Baghdad, police said. BAAJ – A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed one soldier in Baaj, 375 km (233 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.

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“What do you think I fought for on Omaha Beach?”

October 22, 2009

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Former US Army Officer And Author Of The Limits Of Power Asks A Great Question: Can We Even Win The Afghanistan War?

October 21, 2009

Fixing Afghanistan is not only unnecessary, it’s also likely to prove impossible. Not for nothing has the place acquired the nickname Graveyard of Empires. Americans, insistent that the dominion over which they preside does not meet the definition of empire, evince little interest in how the British, Russians, or others have fared in attempting to impose their will on the Afghans.

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The Taliban May Have A Not So Secret Weapon. (Or Welcome to Vietnamistan)

October 20, 2009

This is another in the series I should entitle: haven’t we been here before? A Democratic President, presiding over a war he inherited, escalates without a clear mission…in a country that has vanquished empires one after another…multiple deployments, troops beginning to abuse opiates…the appearance of  a puppet government that only exists while we are there […]

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Soviet Cold War Propaganda Posters

October 19, 2009

What the propagandists from the other side said of us. Sources: http://englishrussia.com Related Posts:The Amazing World War I Propaganda Art Of Louis Raemakers.The Soviet SU-100 Assault Gun.We Are The New Martians.US War Time Rationing PostersThe Corkscrew Tank.

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