Month: February 2005

Another one down–11 to go

Six of Diamonds Captured For the first time in quite a while, one of the cards has been nabbed. About time. Syria had him and 29 other Baath Party officials. They turned them all over to Iraq. Hopefully this is an indication that Syria is willing to play ball with the new Iraqi government and […]


Thanks to the magic of Technorati, I discovered that I’ve been linked to by The Eggcorn Database. It collects unusual spellings of a particular kind, which have come to be called eggcorns. Typical examples include free reign (instead of free rein) or hone in on (instead of home in on), and many more or less […]

First KC-767 tanker

Boeing rolls out KC-767 tanker As I mentioned earlier, the first-ever 767 tanker is being delivered this week to the Italian Air Force. Three more will be delivered to Italy (though the tanker modification will be done in Italy instead of in Wichita) and four will go to Japan (of which three will be modified […]


Son of REFORGER Goes to Iraq Strategy Page has an excellent piece on the big troop rotation nearing completion in Iraq. The 18th Airborne Corps headquarters, the 42nd Infantry Division (a National Guard outfit), the 3rd Infantry Division and the 2nd Marine MEU (Division) have replaced the 3rd Corps headquarters, the 1st Infantry Division, the […]

MCR at SHOT Show

Cobb SCAR Candidate/MCR Prototype Weapons at SHOT Show 2005 I totally forgot to link to Defense Review’s awesome post on the Multi-Caliber Rifle (MCR) which was in the running at one time for the Special Operations Command’s Combat Assault Rifle. Tons of pics. Tons. Go look.

This I did not know

Unless Nixon was a king, George Washington’s Birthday is not Presidents Day Frank Warner notes that Congress did not change the name of the third Monday in February to “Presidents’ Day”. Ever. So that makes it “Washington’s Birthday”. So can I take my Dilbert Day-by-Day calendar back for a refund because it’s defective? Of course, […]