January 2011

Early Examples Of Combat Engineering Feats

by Daniel Russ on January 31, 2011

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701 BC Assyrians breach walls with mines and use ramparts at the Battle of Lachish in Palestine 480 BC Persians dig a canal Mount Athos isthmus. They did this because Xerxes was planning to invade the Pelopennese and they needed a way to bring the Persian fleets’ triremes and biremes to the Aegean  without having […]

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Interesting. Nothing Really Changes Does It?

by Daniel Russ on January 30, 2011

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“Trusting to escape scrutiny, by fixing the public gaze upon the exceeding brightness of military glory – that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood – that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy-he plunged into war.” Kurt Vonnegut quotes Congressman Abraham Lincoln’s criticism of President Polk’s war mongering in Mexico in his book A […]

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North Korea And The Possibility Of War

January 29, 2011

                          I saw an interesting documentary on life inside of North Korea. I watched it on Netflix, which rocks by the way. I have been thinking about what might happen if the north and the south were to come to arms again against […]

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25 Years Ago Today.

January 28, 2011

25 years ago today I was working at The Martin Agency, the ad agency now famous for Geico and Freecreditreport.com. Art director Danny Boone had a TV in his office and suddenly yelled out “Oh my God.” We all crowded around and watched the disaster unfold. Who knew then that this program would come to […]

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Egyptian Government Shuts Down Internet In Wild Bid To Stem Rebellion.

January 28, 2011

Confirming what a few have reported this evening: in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet. Critical European-Asian fiber-optic routes through Egypt appear to be unaffected for now. But every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, […]

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Appearance Of Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter May Help Save US Stealth Program Budgets.

January 27, 2011

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s test flight of a prototype stealth fighter will help insulate U.S. weapons spending against deeper cuts sought by deficit hawks and add momentum to efforts by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to redirect precious budget dollars to future threats. After years of shining a laser-like focus on winning “today’s wars,” […]

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Will There Be A Third Lebanon War?

January 26, 2011

I have been following the rising tensions caused by opposition groups clashing with Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon after the results of an investigation that shows that Hezbollah may be implicated in the assassination of the very popular Prime Minister Hariri in 2005. Also, the Hezbollah backed Prime Minister that just won election Hajib Mikati is […]

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Amazing Civil War Surgical Tools And Kits

January 25, 2011

Source:http://www.civilwarmedicalbooks.com/hernstein.html Related Posts:Civil War Musket Rounds Found Inside Dead Crocodile.Mary Chesnut Talks About Hearing Artillery In The Distance.Republican Gov. William Buckingham Admitted Freed Slaves Into The Connecticut Guard. The Reaction Was Just Like Today. Bigots Come Out Of The Woodwork.Going Home: How The End Of The American Civil War Was A Distinctly Different Experience For […]

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Let’s Start The Year Out Right With The Douglas XB-43

January 24, 2011

Before the Marines ever landed at Iwo Jima or the Russians counterattacked at Kursk, the USAAF was thinking about the possibility of creating a jet powered bomber. Certainly the Allied air losses over Germany ground into a desperate battle of attrition, and both the Allies and Hitler used the terrible losses as the impetus for […]

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Let’s Get Our Casus Belli Straight

January 23, 2011

I have written quite a bit about the notion that there may one day be several countries on this continent, not just two. But when talking about Civil War, it is important to note that we entered into this conflict primarily on moral reasoning. The Americans who lived in the north by and large felt […]

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Coded Civil War Message From Vicksburg Just Decoded.

January 22, 2011

A message in a bottle delivered to a Confederate general during the American Civil War has been deciphered, 147 years after it was written. In the encrypted message, a commander tells Gen John Pemberton that no reinforcements are available to help him defend Vicksburg, Mississippi. “You can expect no help from this side of the […]

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Someone Forwarded This Email Comment To Me.

January 21, 2011

DSchlageter I found the wiki leaks a refreshing breath of honesty. I wish that our government would speak that plainly to the public all the time. It’s all a game to these world leaders to sucker the US into doing their dirty work. Berlusconi is a rat, call him out for what he is. Don’t […]

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Reading Josephus.

January 20, 2011

  Flavian Josephus   Its amazing how nothing ever changes. I downloaded Josephus’ work, The Wars of the Jews on a free ebook site. and in his very first complaint, he cavils the other sources of accounts of the Judean revolt as wildly inaccurate and filled with bias. He lambasts them, he says they were […]

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Lieutenant Sargent Shriver, United States Navy, Dies at 95.

January 19, 2011

Lieutenant Sargent Shriver, United States Navy, Dies at 95. Once he tried to keep the United States out of WWII with an organization called America First, and then changed his mind, and served in the Navy for five years. Shriver was an attorney, and married into the Kennedy royalty by taking the hand of Eunice […]

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Officers And Their Dogs

January 18, 2011

Related Posts:More Proof That Dogs Are Better Than People.

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The Size Of The Alexandrian Empire.

January 17, 2011

By the time his father, Philip II, died in 336 BC, Alexander was already a blooded soldier and an experienced commander. His first battle portended well when he showed a certain gleeful and will-full aggression leading cavalry at Chaeronea. His first manned expedition of course headed east into Persia, the land of the classic enemy […]

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Jet Art

January 16, 2011

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Nihang Sikh Warrior Turbans

January 15, 2011

Nihang Singh or Sikh warriors is a militarized wing of the Indian Sikh religion. Nihang elders are known for their really big turbans. Sometimes their turbans could be ridiculously huge and literally covered with the steel religious decorations. The bigger the turban and the more decorations are hanging on it — the more respect its […]

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Fighters On Sticks

January 14, 2011

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The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin Parasite Fighter Concept.

January 14, 2011

    The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was a parasite plane concept. Think of the giant B-36 Peacemaker has the host body and the Goblin as the parasite. We were not the first to come up with the idea of a fighter launching out of larger aircraft. The Russians had experimental parasite fighters attached to Tupelov […]

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