January 2010

United States Marines, New Zealand Military Furious Over Biblified Sights.

January 21, 2010

“WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Biblical citations inscribed on U.S.-manufactured weapon sights used by New Zealand’s troops in Afghanistan will be removed because they are inappropriate and could stoke religious tensions, New Zealand said Thursday. The inscriptions on products from defense contractor Trijicon of Wixom, Michigan, came to light this week in the U.S. where Army […]

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Apaches Vs Insurgents

January 21, 2010

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Pakistani Army All Tuckered Out.

January 21, 2010

“ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani army said Thursday during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates that it can’t launch any new offensives against militants for six months to a year to give it time to stabilize existing gains. The announcement probably comes as a disappointment to the U.S., which has pushed Pakistan to expand […]

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How To Survive A Nuclear Attack Courtesy Of Mutual of Omaha

January 20, 2010

Source: Boingboing Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret ‘Jesus’ Bible Codes

January 19, 2010

  “Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found. The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker […]

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This Week In Space

January 18, 2010

Related Posts:Endeavor Touches Down. Only Four More Shuttle Missions Left.A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And PrototypesGreat Lunar Rover Prototype FootageMaking NASA’s Space Suit.

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Chaos In Kabul Today

January 18, 2010

Source: CBS News Related Posts:The Terrible Retreat From Kabul To Gandamek

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Coast Guard Will Quit Broadcasting LORAN-C

January 18, 2010

LORAN-C or the time tested long range terrestrial radio navigation system is going to go silent on February 8th. The reason? Global Positioning Satellites have made it obsolete.

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If You Can’t Beat ’em, Build A Wall Around ’em.

January 17, 2010

Vercingetorix was a swashbuckling, charismatic king of the Arverni Gauls who bucked under ham handed Roman rule, and like his father Celtillus, he united a group of Gallic tribesmen to form an army to resist the Romans and drive them out of the land. They both failed ultimately. He came to power in 52 BC […]

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Military Anecdote Of The Day

January 16, 2010

Scott McCellan was in charge of the Army of the Potomac for a while and simply refused to fight. He had delusions about the number of Confederates he faced and missed one opportunity after the next to win victories big and small. Lincoln was completely frustrated with him. One day, while walking in the War […]

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Military Anecdote Of The Day

January 16, 2010

During the Constitutional Convention, a legislator suggested that the Continental Army be restricted to no more than five thousand men. George Washington countered with a proposal that no foreign army should invade with more than three thousand. Source: Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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War Art

January 15, 2010

Related Posts:Shotgun EngravingsConcept Tanks. Click To Enlarge.Engraved Handguns. Click to Enlarge.Tsuba.The A2 Bomber Jacket Was Often A Canvas II.

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Global Hawk Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft Sent To Aid Haitian Relief Effort.

January 14, 2010

“One immense irony of the terrible destruction the earthquake wreaked in Haiti is that the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country is getting much of the world’s most sophisticated and expensive technology in its time of need. Global Hawk, the high-​​flying reconnaissance UAV which costs roughly $135 million apiece, left Beale Air Force Base on Jan. 13 for […]

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The Scutum

January 14, 2010

Re-enactments Of Roman Formations Polybius describes the Roman Shield in  Histories “The Roman shield is a curved outward surface of which measures two and a half feet in width and four feet in length, the thickness at the rim being a palm’s breadth. It is made of two planks glued together, the outer surface being […]

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Wheelchair Bound Gunman Surrenders To Robot.

January 13, 2010

A gunman in a wheelchair surrenders after a day-long hostage drama at a US post office.

Warren Taylor, who had reportedly entered the building pushing the chair while claiming to be carrying explosives, gave himself up and released three people he was holding.

The building, in a rural Virginia community, was surrounded by armed police, sparking a tense stand-off that lasted nine hours yesterday.

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50 Foot Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth Around Noon

January 13, 2010

“The object, called 2010 AL30is set to pass within 76,000 miles (122,000km) of the Earth, or just a third of the distance out to the moon, around lunchtime on Wednesday. Its discovery earlier this week has baffled scientists, with some astronomers speculating it may be space junk given its width is similar to a man-made […]

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French Vs. Taliban Part 1

January 12, 2010

Yes, or should I say Oui… the French are badasses. Make no mistake about it. And they are fighting and dying right alongside us. Related Posts:Dien Bien Phu.The Most Important Battle In North America You Have Never Heard Of.“Le Pantalon Rouge, C’est La France!”The French 370 mm Mortar.The Russians Scared Western Empires So Badly, France […]

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French Vs. Taliban Part 2

January 12, 2010

Anyone who thinks the French aren’t on our side is just an ignorant fool. Related Posts:Dien Bien Phu.The Most Important Battle In North America You Have Never Heard Of.“Le Pantalon Rouge, C’est La France!”The French 370 mm Mortar.The Russians Scared Western Empires So Badly, France And England Fought On The Same Side In The Crimean […]

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