October 2009

Great Old Poster From The National Air And Space Museum

October 18, 2009

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Iranian Katyusha and Qassam Rockets.

October 18, 2009

While America discusses hitting Iranian weapons facilities, I found this great graphic of the mostly unguided rockets in the Iranian armory. The Shaheen is a guided missile and so is the Shaheen II, both are 1980s technology. Related Posts:In 1987 I Found An Actual Advertisement For Kamikaze Pilots.False Sourcing. The Unfortunate Ubiquity of Think Tanks. […]

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Congressman Alan Grayson Speaks Truth To Power.

October 18, 2009

“That’s ridiculous. We are fighting a 14th Century Enemy with an 18th Century strategy. There is no reason why we need to be there. We are not safer by being in Afghanistan. People say to me when should we get out and I say last year or the year before. We could pay for health […]

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Military Allows Photos Of War Dead

October 18, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Military leaders in Afghanistan have backed off an attempt to ban news organizations embedded with the Army from photographing or videotaping images of U.S. personnel killed in the war. But there was still confusion Friday about what photographers will be allowed to capture on the battlefield. The ban put in place […]

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Pakistan Finally Launches Major Offensive Against The Taliban In The Difficult Terrain Of Waziristan

October 17, 2009

The army expected the South Waziristan operation to last about two months, a period that stretches into the winter season there, a Pakistani official who has been briefed by the military said.

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Is The Navy Killing Flipper?

October 16, 2009

“Sonar can temporarily deafen dolphins, a new study has found, suggesting that mass strandings of cetaceans could be caused by military activities. The US Navy has suspected as much for years. In 2002, it admitted that a beaching incident was caused by military sonar, and autopsies on the dead whales revealed haemorrhaging near the ears. […]

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Star Trek Next Generation USAF PSA.

October 15, 2009

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Maybe It’s Time To Replace The Stoner Family Of Infantry Combat Fully Automatic Carbines.

October 15, 2009

Should the Heckler &Koch 416 replace the M4/M-16? Yes. The Stoner infantry combat weapons are almost 50 years old. These weapons have had bad reputations with soldiers from Vietnam to Afghanistan.  Burnt powder fouls the firing mechanism, sand jams the weapon and we just heard a shit storm of complaints about the M4 when US […]

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Who Would Have Ever Guessed That Energy Efficiency Has Now Become US Military Policy?

October 15, 2009

Finally, the US military is looking into something that the economy has forced on us all: energy efficiency. Some of the plans are bold but they are a long time coming. General James Conway, the Commandant of the US Marine Corps is pushing energy efficiency.

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The Green Hornet

October 14, 2009

Some idiot on Dod Buzz called this girly man. I guess because unless a vehicle sucks up fuel like a Hummer, or somehow if the Green Movement and the military make fuel efficient aircraft than somehow that isn’t manly! What a fucking nimrod.

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Israeli Artillery Strike – M109 Paladin

October 14, 2009

Pre Gaza strike Related Posts:The Underground War The Eilat Was The First Vessel Sunk By A Ship Launched Sea Skimming Missile.The War Of Attrition Was Furious, And Bloody And Hardly Even Reported.The S-300.Skunk, Israel’s New Anti Protesting Weapon.

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Norwegian Military Recruitment AD

October 14, 2009

Related Posts:Unusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.Georgian Army Recruitment VideoNewest Marine Corps CommercialFairly Hilarious Indian Military Recruitment Video Features Bollywood Like Sound Track.1950s USAF Commercial. Just Great.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Sends Additional 13,000 Troops Into Combat.

October 13, 2009

Obama made good on his March promise to send 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan—and then, The Washington Post reports, he kept going. The White House quietly authorized at least 13,000 additional “support troops”—engineers, medical personnel, and intelligence experts, among others—which the Pentagon is deploying with little fanfare. While the deployment of combat troops has Washingtonians […]

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Great 1950’s Film On Strategic Air Command

October 12, 2009

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USAF Recruitment Commercial From The 1970s.

October 11, 2009

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Afghanistan, Mullah Omar, the Taliban, the M-4 Carbine and the M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon.

October 11, 2009

Mullah Omar
Mullah Omar

It looks like Mullah Omar has led his troops back from the brink to what our leaders are defining as possible victory. Company to regimental sized ambushes, well coordinated and overall effective combat tactics and strategies would indicate that they have the advantage.

Recently we heard about an ambush at Kamdesh where NATO and US troops took significant casualties. Soldiers complained that their M-4 carbines over heated and jammed as did their M-249s.

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The Sea Battle Around Saipan

October 10, 2009

On June 6th, 1944, the USS Enterprise, the Lexington, and the Bunker Hill set out from Najuro to Saipan. Accompanying them were 8000 Marines, at least two divisions of US Army and hundreds of destroyers cruisers, LSTs and battleships. They faced a situation not unlike Iwo Jima, where thousands of Japanese were deeply dug into the island with interconnected tunnel systems and mine fields and cross-covered fields of fire.

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Sometimes A Man’s Castle Is His Home.

October 9, 2009

Constructed around the same time as the Tower of London (late 11th century), Dover Castle stands as one of the earliest castles built by William the Conqueror after his conquest of Anglo-Saxon England. Duke William had the castle built near an old Roman lighthouse and burgh, which King Harold (the last Saxon king of medieval […]

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Military Anecdote Day

October 9, 2009

No numerical or tactical advantage was so great that “Burn” (as General Burnside was affectionately known) could not clinch defeat from the jaws of victory. During the Battle of Antietam in 1862, he ordered his Union forces to cross the Potomac River in order to engage the Confederate forces in battle. They correspondingly marched across […]

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Military Anecdote Day

October 9, 2009

“In 1962, when working for Reuters, Frederick Forsyth was posted to East Berlin where he nearly started the Third World War. Returning home late one night he found his path impeded by Soviet armoured divisions; tanks, rocket-launchers, motorised infantry, rumbling along the Karl Marx Allee in the deep dead of night. As soon as he […]

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