April 2010

Taliban Growing Stronger, Pentagon Report Says

by Daniel Russ on April 30, 2010

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“A Pentagon report presented a sobering new assessment Wednesday of the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan, saying that its abilities are expanding and its operations are increasing in sophistication, despite recent major offensives by U.S. forces in the militants’ heartland. The report, requested by Congress, portrays an insurgency with deep roots and broad reach, able to […]

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by Daniel Russ on April 30, 2010

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Decades Old Ban Dropped. Women May Now Serve In Submarine Force

April 29, 2010

“WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s ban on women serving on submarines passed quietly into history Thursday morning. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates notified lawmakers in mid-February that the Navy would be lifting the ban, unless Congress took some action against it. And Navy spokesman Lt. Justin Cole said Thursday morning that the deadline for Congress […]

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No Chatroullet For Afghanis

April 29, 2010

“Afghanistan’s Internet is about to become way less fun. The government is introducing new rules banning users from sites that conflict with the country’s Islamic culture, namely, sites promoting porn, booze, and gambling, the Financial Times reports. The communications ministry is working with Internet service providers to start filtering out such content and will begin […]

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Clooney’s Da Bomb

April 29, 2010

“George Clooney’s villa in Lake Cuomo, Italy is under attack from the past. A 500 lb explosive dating from the Second World War was found under 15 yards of water just in front of the actor’s $40 million, 30-bed mansion. On Wednesday, experts retrieved and disabled the device, along with mines and other raw explosives, […]

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Military Anecdote Day

April 28, 2010

Click Here For Audio Podcast On Military Humor Related Posts:“That When A Lady Lifts Her Skirt, She Shoots A Horrid Yankee.” The Story Of Confederate Women’s Urine And The Manufacture Of Gunpowder.

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The Persistence Of Pirates

April 27, 2010

A young hostage is taken to safety by French naval forces after they stormed the vessel. Two pirates and the boat’s captain were killed in the shoot-out. Three pirates were captured.” Excerpts from, Time Magazine’s discussion of the persistence of Pirates. “This time last year, Somali pirates dominated headlines in the U.S. The hijacking of […]

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Gettysburg Audio Podcast Part 3

April 27, 2010

Click Here For Gettysburg Audio Podcast Part 3 Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Military Anecdote Day – Uncommon Chivalry

April 26, 2010

This tale bespeaks a sort of understood respect between those of high position even during war. Josephine Bonaparte had started an exotic blooms display at her private garden in Malmaison. During this time, the English were allied against Bonaparte all across Europe. Much blood had been spilled. Yet the Admiralty sent notes that any exotic […]

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Military Anecdote Day- I Shot An Arrow Into The Air…

April 26, 2010

June 8th, 1189, Richard I The Lionheart has led an armada across the Mediterranean to lay siege to Acre. A Welsh archer outside the fortress and a Turkish archer inside the fortress decide to have a contest. Each will stand still while the other gets a free shot. The Turk goes first and misses. He […]

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90,000 Japanese Protest Marine Base

April 26, 2010

In one of Okinawa’s largest protests in years, 90,000 locals took to the streets Sunday. The demonstrators were fighting the relocation of an American air base from the central city of Ginowan to a less-populated area on the southern Japanese island—demanding that Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama renege on a 2006 contract with the U.S. […]

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Aliens May Kill Us All Warns Stephen Hawking.

April 25, 2010

“In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was “perfectly rational” to assume intelligent life exists elsewhere. But he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on. “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well […]

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Gettysburg Podcast Part Two Of Three

April 25, 2010

Click Here Gettysburg Part Two Related Posts:Abraham Lincoln’s Grand Strategy Of The Summer Of 1863.Military Anecdote Day

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That’ll Stop That Nasty Habit

April 25, 2010

“FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Thousands of soldiers, their bald eagle shoulder patches lined up row upon row across the grassy field, stood at rigid attention to hear a stern message from their commander. Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend addressed the 101st Airborne Division with military brusqueness: Suicides at the post had spiked after soldiers started returning […]

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US Army Vets Speak Out About Care

April 25, 2010

“COLORADO SPRINGS — A year ago, Specialist Michael Crawford wanted nothing more than to get into Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion, a special unit created to provide closely managed care for soldiers with physical wounds and severe psychological trauma. A strapping Army sniper who once brimmed with confidence, he had returned emotionally broken from Iraq, […]

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Gettysburg Audio Podcast Part One – CMIG

April 24, 2010

Click Here For Gettysburg Audio Podcast Part One Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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China Seeks To Expand Blue Water Navy

April 23, 2010

“YALONG BAY, China — The Chinese military is seeking to project naval power well beyond the Chinese coast, from the oil ports of the Middle East to the shipping lanes of the Pacific, where the United States Navy has long reigned as the dominant force, military officials and analysts say. China calls the new strategy […]

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New Secret Weapon X-37 B

April 23, 2010

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Pu Dao

April 22, 2010

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The English Longbow

April 22, 2010

The English Longbow was the go to weapon for the English Army during the Hundred Years War. It made the difference against French Cavalry at Agincourt, Poitier, Crecy, and a half dozen other skirmishes. Amazingly simple, but this old fashion bow and arrow was not a composite bow, but a 6 foot 6 inch bow […]

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