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World War I Mortality Figures. 8.9 Million Dead.

by Daniel Russ on July 6, 2012

  No two sources really quotes the same numbers. So these are rough median figures. Austria – Hungary   1,200,000 Belgium – 13,716 United Kingdom – 900,000 Bulgaria – 87,000 France – 1,375,000 Germany – 1,773,000 Greece – 5,000 Italy – 650,000 Japan – 300 Montenegro – 3,000 Portugal – 7,300 Romania – 335,000 Russia – […]

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France Declares War On Al Qaida

by Daniel Russ on August 2, 2010

PARIS — France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network’s North African branch, after the terror network killed a French humanitarian worker it took hostage in April. The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete […]

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The Music Is Horrific, And I Apologize For That. But This Is A Reminder That Those “Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys” Are Fighting And Dying Shoulder To Shoulder With Us In Afghanistan.

June 20, 2010

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The Airbus A400M Military Transport

June 16, 2010

The brand new Airbus A400M is a French manufactured four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed by Airbus. It boasts high payload and short take off capabilities that challenge both the C-130 and C-17. It showed up recently at the Berlin Airshow. Currently 184 aircraft are ordered by 8 nations. First deliveries to the French Air […]

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Brothers In Steam

June 14, 2010

June 13, 2010: French carrier based Rafale aircraft continue to expand their ability to operate on American carriers, and vice versa. This was demonstrated June 4th when a Rafale landed on an American carrier, was taken below to the hanger deck, where French technicians made some adjustments to one of the Rafale’s engines. Then the […]

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Helio II French Spy Satellite

March 10, 2010

“France recently launched the second of its Helios II spy satellites, an infrared (heat sensing) one. The operation took place at France’s satellite launch center in South America (French Guiana). The first Heilos II, a photo satellite, was launched five years ago. While the Helios satellites are mainly for French intelligence agencies, there is also […]

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And The Winner Is: Rafale.

September 9, 2009

Brazil will buy 36 Dassault Rafale strike fighters, giving France the first export order for its aircraft after years of trying. The deal cements a growing defense industrial strategic relationship between Brazil and France. Brazil is already buying 50 EC-725 transport helicopters and will develop, with French help, nuclear submarines. Now, as part of the […]

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India Elects To Buy A Version Of The Grumman E-2C Hawkeye.

September 3, 2009

  NEW DELHI — Last month’s export authorization from the U.S. government now permits Northrop Grumman to have discussions with the Indian navy on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, a platform that provides a highly adaptive form of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C). A U.S Navy representative, E-2 New Business Manager John Beaulieu, last week […]

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The Plane That Helped Build Israel.

August 27, 2009

  Maligned by the French for its underpowered engines, the Israelis bought 31 Vautours and respected its range and versatility as a strike aircraft. Built in the mid 50s the Vautour was typical of the sort of generic fighter/bomber being built around the world. Israel was the only nation other than France to buy the […]

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