December 2009

It Ain’t Just Drones Being Hacked

December 18, 2009

Source:  Noah Shachtman, with Nathan Hodge, Danger Room, Wired Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones Using $26 Software Key

December 17, 2009

Now I have seen everything. “WASHINGTON — Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations. Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an […]

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Army Suicide Rate Out Of Control

December 17, 2009

“The Army released suicide data for the month of November today. Among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides, all of which are pending determination of the manner of death. For October, the Army reported 16 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and 13 remain under investigation. […]

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Can You Identify These Planes?

December 16, 2009

Can you identify this plane? Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Iran Tests New Missile: Sajjil-2

December 16, 2009

“TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday test-fired an upgraded version of its most advanced missile, which is capable of hitting Israel and parts of Europe, in a new show of strength aimed at preventing any military strike against it amid the nuclear standoff with the West. The test stoked tensions between Iran and the West, […]

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6 Americans, 7 Coalition Allies Died In Afghanistan And 4 Have Been Killed In Iraq Since Tiger’s Car Wreck. Just FYI.

December 15, 2009

Imagine for a moment that you are a member of a hallowed and venerable brotherhood, the few, the proud. You made it out of boot camp at 29 Palms. You’re a Specialist, you know the technical aspects of a specific weapons system. You’ve sworn out an oath to the flag and proudly wear the eagle […]

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Early German WWI Monoplane: The Taube

December 14, 2009

“The Taube Monoplane. 1914. Built in Germany by the Rumpler Factory at the outbreak of WWI, approximately one-half of the German Military Services’ 250 reconnaissance aircraft were Taubes. The plane used various engines of about 100hp.” The Taube was a fighter, a bomber and a surveillance plane. It was built by Rumpler, a German Aircraft […]

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US Surges. Canada Withdraws. As Paul McLeary Says: “Kinda”

December 14, 2009

“As the United States begins flooding 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan starting later this month, and various NATO allies have pledged up to 7,000 more combatants in a bid to try and turn the tide of the war in Afghanistan—or at least rescue what parts of the south and east of the country that they […]

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Eagle Style Kung Fu.

December 13, 2009

You can see him reprising the wings of an eagle, the claws and the flight. So friggin COOL! Related Posts:200,000 Chinese Worked For The Allies In World War I In The Trenches.Kung Fu Demonstrations In ChinaIs A Man’s Universe Comprised Of Only Himself?Fukien White CraneCool Chinese Halberd Form

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Shaolin Snake Form Kung Fu.

December 13, 2009

In the tradition of Shaolin Kung Fu, Snake Style is a major family of styles. This is really cool. Enjoy. Related Posts:Absolutely Beautiful Kung Fu FormMonkey Style Kung FuPhotos From China’s Chang’e 3 Lunar Lander and Yutu, Lunar Rover.How about a “Congratulations China” from the US?China Launches A Lunar Rover

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Why The Boxer Rebellion Was Called The Boxer Rebellion

December 13, 2009

The introduction of evangelicals into China was bound to have reprecusions that would result in outbursts of violence. The Catholic Church, seeing profits and souls in new converts targeted southeast Asia, China in particular, to find new members. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Japan, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United States, had all located […]

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Obama’s Epic Failure To Enact Real Change In Regards To Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo. And For That Matter, In Health Care And Financial Reform.

December 13, 2009

When Barack Obama’s marketing team came up with Hope as its mission statement, its tagline, its campaign slogan, I was hoping and voting for just that. Didn’t happen. In fact, what little Honeymoon Obama had has all been squandered and once again, an electorate that was for a moment on the same page is now […]

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Thank You

December 12, 2009

The other day I asked you to help me pimp this blog and literally thousands of people came upon us. Thank you. May we ask that you pimp our blog one more time to your friends? There is no other military blog like us!!! Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Pashtunistanians.

December 12, 2009

“That land is not on any map, but it’s where leaders of Al Qaeda and the Taliban both hide. It straddles 1,000 miles of the 1,600-mile Afghan-Pakistani border. It is inhabited by the ethnic Pashtuns, a fiercely independent people that number 12 million on the Afghan side and 27 million on the Pakistani side. They […]

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Ban The Mines

December 11, 2009

“Last year 5,000 people were killed or wounded by land mines, often placed in the ground years before, during wars long since over. They kill or blow away the limbs of a farmer or child as indiscriminately as they do a soldier. But still we refuse to sign, citing security commitments to our friends and […]

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Bored Servicemen

December 11, 2009

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Great 60 Minutes Feature On Navy Seals In Afghanistan

December 11, 2009

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What Do They Do On Carriers When They Have Nothing Else To Do?

December 11, 2009

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25 Years Ago, NASA Scientist Used Jet Pack To Reach Crippled Satellite

December 10, 2009

“On November 14th, 1984, astronaut Dale Gardner used a Manned Maneuvering Unit to travel, untethered, from the Space Shuttle to the Westar 6 satellite. And caught it. And serviced it. And came home, safe and sound.” Source: Boingboing Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And PrototypesGreat […]

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The Bell Rocket Belt.

December 9, 2009

“This is a Bell No. 2 rocket belt, also known as the Jet Pack or other terms. It is a small personal propulsion device strapped on the back and enables a person to fly short distances using low rocket power produced by a non-combusting gas.” It was Hollywood in the 1940s that created Buck Rogers […]

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