January 2010

Leyte Gulf, The Largest Sea Battle Ever Fought.

by Daniel Russ on January 31, 2010

That said, the Japanese still possessed a robust surface fleet and included in it were to of the largest battleships ever built: the Musashi and the Yamato. These ships were 863 feet long, 172 feet wide, displaced 72,000 tons and carried the largest naval guns ever floated: each bore nine 18.1 inch guns.

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“Hammami responded that he understood how strange it might seem to “fight for beliefs,” especially as he had once been a liberal (under the influence, he wrote, of the teacher he still referred to as “Mrs. Hirsch”). But he had come to the realization that “we don’t live in a utopian society.” “When I came […]

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Russia Reveals Its Own Stealth Fighter, The Sukhoi T-50

January 29, 2010

“MOSCOW — Russia’s first stealth fighter intended to match the latest U.S. design made its maiden flight Friday, boosting the country’s efforts to modernize its rusting Soviet-built arsenals and retain its lucrative export market. The Sukhoi T-50’s flight comes nearly two decades after the first prototype of the U.S. F-22 Raptor took to the air, […]

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Lt. Col. Lee A. Archer, The Only Tuskegee Airman To Down Five Enemy Aircraft Passes Away.

January 29, 2010

Archer was acknowledged to have shot down four planes, and he and another pilot both claimed victory for shooting down a fifth plane. An investigation revealed Archer had inflicted the damage that destroyed the plane, said Brown, and the Air Force eventually proclaimed him an ace pilot.

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Newest Marine Corps Commercial

January 28, 2010

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Six Years After It Landed On Mars, The Rover Spirit Is Permanently Stuck In A Sand Trap.

January 28, 2010

Both Rovers Spirit and Opportunity are working five years well past their “Use By” date. Spirit Landed on January 4th, 2004. For the past three months, Spirit has been stuck in sand, and no amount of research or maneuvering seems to get it out. So they are thinking of shutting it down or just using […]

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Pashtun Tribe Vows To Fight Taliban – If We Pay Them For It.

January 28, 2010

“JALALABAD, Afghanistan — The leaders of one of the largest Pashtun tribes in a Taliban stronghold said Wednesday that they had agreed to support the American-backed government, battle insurgents and burn down the home of any Afghan who harbored Taliban guerrillas. Elders from the Shinwari tribe, which represents about 400,000 people in eastern Afghanistan, also […]

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The Largest Aircraft Ever Built.

January 27, 2010

The Russians built this plane to be a heavy lifter. Boy is it ever. According to Wikipedia “the An-225 has become the major workhorse of the Antonov Airlines fleet, transporting objects once thought impossible to move by air, such as locomotives and 150-ton generators, and has become a valuable asset to international relief organizations for […]

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CIA Torture Fetishist Changes His Story.

January 27, 2010

“In 2007, a former CIA operative named John Kiriakou told ABC that waterboarding cracked al Qaeda militant Abu Zubayadh, saying “From that day on, he answered every question. The threat information he provided disrupted a number of attacks, maybe dozens of attacks.” Now, in a new book, Kiriakou says he wasn’t actually there for the […]

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News You Haven’t Heard. North And South Korea Exchange Artillery Fire.

January 26, 2010

“SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire along their disputed western sea border on Wednesday, two days after the North designated no-sail zones in the area, the military and news reports said. North Korea fired several rounds of land-based artillery off its coast, an officer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff […]

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The Chinese Are Developing A Stealth Fighter Too

January 26, 2010

The general design concept of the J-XX is that of a fifth generation fighter which incorporates stealth, supercruise, manoeuvrability and VSTOL. One or more of the proposed designs are believed to incorporate several design features for increasing stealth and manoeuvrability while decreasing weight and drag.

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Flashlight? Wallet? No. Submachine gun.

January 26, 2010

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Military Anecdote Day

January 24, 2010

“The German controllers at Frankfurt Airport were a short-tempered lot. They not only expected you to know your parking location but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (PanAm 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground and a British Airways 747 (radio call […]

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Explode.

January 24, 2010

“The same group that was responsible for the Christmas Day plane bomber is training women, who may be “non Arab” in appearance and traveling on Western passports to attack targets in the West, officials warn. British spy chiefs raised the threat state to “severe” in that country this weekend. Said former White House terrorism adviser […]

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Small Miracle.

January 24, 2010

“In what appears to be a small miracle, an entire group of Marines in Afghanistan narrowly avoided a major explosion when Lance Cpl. Ryan T. Mathison stepped on an improvised explosive device that failed to detonate properly. Mathison, who one of his fellow Marines called a “lucky son of a bitch,” was on foot patrol when he stepped on a hidden IED connected to 25 pounds of explosives that would have likely killed or injured the entire group. “If that IED had worked like it was supposed to? Bye-bye, sweetheart,” said the staff sergeant later called into dismantle the device. As the conflict in Afghanistan continues, these types of explosives are growing larger and more sophisticated, but in this case the botched explosion did little more than send a few small rocks flying through the air. “We’re all lucky, man,” said Mathison. “That would have hurt us all.”

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Why We Took Dod Buzz Off Our RSS Feed

January 23, 2010

For seven months I have been linking to and reading and commenting on Dod Buzz, a blog that has journalists with access to Pentagon sessions that reports on upcoming and ongoing issues related to national defense. The comment section is sharply divided between a few progressives and lot of rightwing reactionary extremists. The editors see […]

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Injured Veterans Curate Army Corps Of Engineer Archeological Finds.

January 23, 2010

“The collection dates to the 1930s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building dozens of locks, dams and reservoirs, and the ground beneath them was excavated for archaeological treasures. Prehistoric and historic pottery, stone tools, arrowheads, Indian beads, necklaces, earrings and ear spools, and ceremonial artifacts, even human remains, were collected. The items […]

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Drones Strike Back Hard At Insurgents

January 23, 2010

“Pakistani militants are under heavy fire from drone attacks in response to their suspected involvement in an attack on a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan that killed seven Americans. According to the New York Times, the CIA have carried out 11 strikes, killing about 90 suspected militants, since the December 30 attack, including a raid […]

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US Marines Leave Iraq

January 23, 2010

“RAMADI, Iraq — The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped up nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan. In Baghdad, meanwhile, Vice […]

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For Sale, One Slightly Used, Somehat Damp Airbus A320. As Is.

January 22, 2010

Looks like the famous Sully plane is for sale. Story Source:CNN Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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