November 2009

Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

November 20, 2009

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Rifle Spinning Drill

November 20, 2009

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Marine Commercial

November 20, 2009

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Swiss Army Drum Corps. Amazing!

November 19, 2009

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Today is Alan Shepard’s Birthday.

November 18, 2009

On November 18th, 1923 Alan B Shepard, Jr., USN, astronaut was born. Mr. Shepard was an experienced aviator who chocked up 8000 flight hours testing the F3H Demon, the F8 Crusader, the F4D Skyray and the F11 Tiger.

He was the first American in Space in Freedom 7 on may 5th 1961. He also walked on the Moon in the Apollo 14 mission.

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Disturbing Video

November 18, 2009

Tuning out the Taliban A famous Pakistani band writes songs that point the finger of blame at the west and the US in particular for formenting violence in Pakistan. Despite bombings that kill and maim citisens, Pakistani’s increasingly see the US and the use of torture as their biggest problem. Related Posts:The Most Astounding Fact […]

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Pirates Get Paid.

November 17, 2009

“MOGADISHU, Somalia – Pirates freed 36 crew members from a Spanish trawler Tuesday, and a self-proclaimed pirate said the hostage-takers were paid $3.3 million in ransom. Spain’s prime minister did little to deny a payment was made – one reason the lucrative attacks are on the rise. Shortly after being freed, the tuna boat Alakrana […]

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Mortar Training To Reduce Civilian Casualties.

November 17, 2009

“FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Deep in the woods on the Kentucky-Tennessee line, soldiers who call in powerful weapons like mortars are learning how to get close enough beforehand to better identify targets, a key element of the military’s new mandate to reduce Afghan civilian deaths. The directive to curb civilian casualties, being pushed down the […]

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The Shenyang JL-9 Trainer.

November 16, 2009

The JiaoLian-9, also known as FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle (Shanying) in its export name, is an tandem two-seat, single-engine advanced jet trainer developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Group Co. (GAIGC). First flying on 13 December 2003, the JL-9/FTC-2000 is competing with the Hongdu Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) L-15 for the contract of PLAAF’s next generation trainer programme.

With more high-performance third-generation fighters such as J-10 and Su-27/30 entering the service, the PLAAF’s existing JJ-6 (MiG-19 Farmer) and JJ-7 (MiG-21U Mongol) trainer fleets struggled to meet the training requirements that will enable the pilots to fly these fighters in their best performance. The PLAAF is in desperate needs for a new trainer that could match its new-generation fighters in aerodynamic performance and avionics.

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F-35 Six Months Behind Schedule

November 16, 2009

“The senior Lockheed executive running the F-35 program, Dan Crowley, said in an interview that the reports are largely accurate. But the worst of the delays have been surmounted and good progress is now being made, he said. “We’re not drawing farther from the schedule. We’re going to meet the schedule beginning in 2011,” said […]

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A 5th Generation Chinese Fighter?

November 16, 2009

“The existence of a Chinese fifth-generation fighter, usually tagged J-XX, has been rumored for years without official confirmation. If the aircraft does go into service before 2020, then at that time China may well have jumped past Britain, France and other Western European countries in terms of deployed, domestically developed combat-aircraft technology. That will depend […]

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Hongdu L-15 At Dubai Airshow 2009

November 16, 2009

“The L-15 is an advanced trainer aircraft currently under development by Nanchang based Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation. The aircraft made its maiden flight on 13 March 2006. The aircraft’s general designer is Mr. Zhang Hong (张弘), and the development is reportedly assisted by Yakovlev OKB of Russia. The L-15 is a direct rival to the […]

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Eric Shinseki To Fight Veterans Homelessness

November 16, 2009

“Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Tuesday unveiled a plan to end veterans’ homelessness in five years, saying that without action the improvements of recent years could be lost because of the bad economy. Shinseki said the VA will spend $3.2 billion next year to reduce homelessness among veterans and is working to strengthen partnerships […]

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Churchill’s Displeaure With A Scottish Hotel

November 15, 2009

Queen’s Hotel Dundee, Scotland was not to Winston Churchill’s liking, and the current owners are proud of it. Pre WWI. Source: BoingBoing Related Posts:Most Politicians Would Have Been Destroyed By A Fiasco Like Gallipoli. Not Winston Churchill.Churchill’s Address to the Congress of the United States (December 26, 1941)White Man’s Burden.Churchill Was Inspired By The Finns […]

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The Lonely Germans

November 15, 2009

This article really struck me how a country lets its people go to war and pays little attention to them. The Germans are seeing heavy ground combat an it’s just an odd thing to consider that they feel unappreciated. “Instead of marking Veterans Day or Armistice Day on Nov. 11, Germany on Sunday observes Volkstrauertag, […]

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November 15, 2009

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$1 Million Per Soldier Per Year

November 14, 2009

“The latest internal government estimates place the cost of adding 40,000 American troops and sharply expanding the Afghan security forces, as favored by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American and allied commander in Afghanistan, at $40 billion to $54 billion a year, the officials said. Even if fewer troops are sent, or their mission […]

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America’s First Drill Sergeant

November 14, 2009

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, was born on September 17 1730 in Magdeburg, Prussia, a junker, or person of mixed common and royal descent in the house of Hohenzollern.   He was a poor commoner who was trained in the warrior tradition in the best sense of the word, in a warrior nation. […]

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Upping The Ante.

November 14, 2009

A reminder that the Taliban is upping the ante in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, showing that they can hit anywhere, anytime. That doesn’t mean we need to continue escalating. It means we need to think of a way out of it. Think of the battle of Lake Trasimene. Hannibal incites Flaminius to attack and Flaminius […]

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Taliban Make Gains

November 14, 2009

“MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — The insurgents’ tactics are familiar. Night letters warn village elders to cooperate or face death. Religious “taxes” must be paid, and fiery sermons in mosques attack the Karzai government and international forces. The locale is startling, however: Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, which in the years after the fall of the Taliban emerged […]

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