Monatsarchiv: Dezember 2015

To Close Out 2015: Iran Fires Rockets Next to US Carrier

To close out 2015, and maybe to give a foretaste of 2016… The USS Harry S. Truman was crossing international waters in the Strait of Hormuz when Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRCGN) conducted a live-fire exercise right nearby, according to a … Weiterlesen

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Heard From Today: Iraq, Floods and a Parade

The Institute is being heard from today (yesterday, tomorrow) all over the globe– in ev’ry clime and place, if I may borrow a phrase. COL Steve Warren ’89 on events in Iraq. (Give it a few seconds to begin.) Captain … Weiterlesen

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Hagel Speaks Out

This came in from a regular who asked to remain anonymous, with a request to be posted. We shall honor both requests. I have edited slightly. Somehow this interview with Chuck Hagel and the article from that interview in Foreign … Weiterlesen

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New Handgun for the Military

The Army is in the process of soliciting bids for a new pistol. They have stated that any company entering may enter two pistols of different calibers. The Army is also interested in a modular pistol. I was thinking about … Weiterlesen

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Gun-Day Monday Pt II: Gun Show and News from FPF Training

SPEAKING OF GUNS… 1) If you live anywhere near Northern Virginia, don’t miss out on the gun show at Dulles Expo Center beginning at 1500 on 1 Jan 2016. I myself will be there, as will Tango Seven-Six, and probably … Weiterlesen

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Gun-Day Monday: Forgotten Weapons

Super nifty neato site I just ran across called Forgotten Weapons ( I think I found it at Sipsey Street). The whole thing is worth looking through and visiting regularly, but tonight we’ll highlight one post, that is, the curious … Weiterlesen

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Over at Tom Rick’s is an article from September 2014 disputing the rumor that Military Working Dogs have been left in either Iraq or Afghanistan.  This quote makes it clear what the policy is: “These dogs are treated like Marines. … Weiterlesen

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A Very Brave Lady

I came across this article today in the Daily Beast; what a story. Captain Stephanie Czech was in the Women Army Corps, but in reality she was a member of the Office of Strategic Service and she spied on Soviet Operations … Weiterlesen

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Christmas 2015

We’d like to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of our readers, new and old, the stalwarts like GW’64, MDL, MikeB, John Minehan, URR, DRM’89, Oxidized William, and the many many others who have been long-time visitors but who rarely comment. … Weiterlesen

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Ramadi: “That Said, It’s Going To Be A Tough Fight”

Perhaps a small bit of good news from Mesopotamia. Ramadi fell to the Islamic State in May, in a sudden collapse after a long battle that exposed multiple weaknesses in the government’s ability to fight the militants, including stark military … Weiterlesen

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