January 2012

How A Newspaperman Accidentally Leaked The Fact That We Had Broken Japanese Encryption Codes.

January 12, 2012

      Stanley Johnstone was an Australian Journalist who wrote for the Chicago Tribune. In 1942, at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Johnstone was sharing a cabin with the commander of the USS Lexington. This was the battle where the Japanese sank the Lexington.  Upon returning to the US, Johnstone leaked a report […]

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Chariots, The World’s First Tanks.

January 11, 2012

      On a piece of art that is over 4000 years old called the Standard of Ur, an inlaid box, there is a scene depicting an armed force of chariots, accompanied by an armed force of infantry. This is one of the earliest records of warfare in the world. The Sumerians of course […]

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Assorted UFO Quotes By Military Figures

January 10, 2012

    “The UFOs are no figment of the immagination.” –Lieutenant-Colonel Lou Corbin, Army Intelligence     “I had the evidence that a crash did happen here….Give this information to the young people of the world and this country….They want it. Give it to them. Don’t hide it and tell lies and make stories. They’re […]

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Modern Day War With Bows And Arrows.

January 9, 2012

  The Kalenjin and Kisii tribes in Kenya have been squabbling over borders and a Dutch photographer placed a link on Paleo Planet. It shows the unfortunate result of one of the victims of this ancient tribal ritual battle. Over 20 deaths were reported from this conflict in 2008. The use of ancient weapons has […]

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Simo Hayha Was The Top Sniper In History, With 505 Kills In 100 Days.

January 8, 2012

  Snipers took a tremendous toll on the Russians on the way into Finland and on the way out as well. This is a tale about a man who was part of a small nation that almost defeated a huge empire, and the role he played in it. A modest Finnish outdoors man who grew […]

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Pillboxes.

January 7, 2012

          Pillboxes are the last vestige of the static defenses of World Wars I and II. People say new weapons make them worthless, but that isn’t entirely true. Every occupational force uses static forward bases. The Maginot Line was the greatest example of how static defenses can become targets and death […]

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The First Crusade. The Reasons We Do This Haven’t Changed.

January 6, 2012

    When Alexius, governor of Constantinople send an envoy to the Vatican to ask the Pope for help building an army, he expected a large contingent of French and English Knights, and a few regiments of Barbarian auxiliaries. He didn’t expect that there at the gates of Constantinople that he would be greeted by […]

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Forward Operating Base Armadillo. The Documentary. The Review.

January 5, 2012

    This is a documentary made in 2009 in Denmark and debuted at Cannes in 2010. It follows a modern Danish military regiment serving a six months tour in Afghanistan. It is very well made. It is filled with surprises. Not everyone makes it back, or makes it back in one piece. The demographic […]

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Random Historic Photos From CNN’s Photofile.

January 4, 2012

Corporal Edward Scott, 10th U.S. Cavalry. (Baker Johnston) A U.S. Marine wears camouflage face paint during the battle for Najaf, Iraq, 2004. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times) Soldiers play cards circa 1870. (Unknown photographer) Wing Commander Diethelm von EichelStreiber, circa 1940-1945. (Unknown photographer)  Source: CNN.com Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Soviet Robot Spaceship Blasts Off With Three Astronauts, One American.

January 4, 2012

In the American press all you hear about is the crap. The failing Soviet spacecraft, the crashes the moribund equipment. Silently, the Soyuz TMA 03M takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Khazakstan in this upgraded and modernized robot ship that will transport American Astronaut Donald Pettit, Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers. […]

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Ahmose I, “Born Of The Moon” Reunified Ancient Egypt.

January 3, 2012

    1561 BC, Egypt was in dire shape. It was on the verge of extinction as a unified empirical power. Years of dominance had come to an abrupt end when invaders occupied the rich Nile Delta, pushed put the Egyptian army and took control of the Nile and exercised power over its use. The […]

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Bigotry Is The Wet Nurse Of Torture.

January 2, 2012

  The President desires to know in the fullest and most circumstantial manner all the facts…for the very reason that the President intends to back up the Army in the heartiest fashion in every lawful and legitimate method of doing its work. He also intends to see that the most vigorous care is extended to […]

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Bastille Day From Tunisia To Zucotti Park. 2011 In Review.

January 1, 2012

  Algerian protests against a corrupt regime began at the end of 2010 and continue today and they have resulted in massive concessions, heavy pressure but no regime change. Tunisians threw their hands in the air when public stipends were cut and they, like Americans, saw a discernable and immediate abatement of their standard of […]

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