This one’s for the home crowd The Japan Times on “Otokotachi no Yamato“. I’d be interested in seeing this if it makes it across the water. Farris Hassan’s not-so-excellent adventure U.S. teen goes to Iraq to see ‘struggle between good and evil’ Navy Normandy Monument Project Underway Walking the beaches of Normandy today and observing […]
Month: December 2005
Received this from someone deployed in Afghanistan. Notice the date. If you’ve been especially naughty, don’t be surprised to find a delivery from this little elf comin’ down your chimney.
Is it me, or has MO taken on a decidedly-naval flavor over the past month or so? Anyway, here’s the text of the battleship-related part of the latest Defense monstrosity appropriations bill. It specifically repeals the gunfire support requirements of the 1996 bill that I mentioned on Wednesday. It’s currently here but the link is […]
Here’s a Cat with its pants down: Taken a the 2000 Oceana Airshow and posted on a great site called Tomcat Sunset. The Tomcat Sunset Committee “is a nonprofit entity established to plan and execute the Official Farewell Ceremony for the F-14 Tomcat in September of 2006.” Check ’em out at tomcat-sunset.org. It appears that […]
Carnival of Tomorrow #16 The Ministry of Minor Perfidy is hosting it this week. Looks to be a lot of great stuff, so check it out if you haven’t already.
‘Is That All You Got?’ Neil Boortz writes that Saddam Hussein is not impressed with American attempts to torture him: Having witnessed what he called “the Americans’ half-baked, slipshod attempts at torture,” the deposed Iraqi president said he feared for the future of state-sponsored cruelty in post-Saddam Iraq. “Toppling my government, that was the easy […]
Gulfport, Mississippi is Not a Footnote Officers’ club points out a post on Blackfive titled Mississippi: The Invisible Coast: Thank you Matt for giving me the opportunity to post about my state. My name is Karen and I live in Gulfport Mississippi. On August 29, Hurricane Katrina slammed into my city as well as Biloxi, […]
Sub’s Unmanned Buddy Defense Tech notes the Cormorant, a proposed 19-foot sub-launched UAV. If you missed MO’s post on submarine aircraft carriers a couple of weeks back, check it out. I promised a follow-up post with more submarine aircraft carrier goodies, and it’s still in the pipeline. Maybe this weekend.
Soldiers secure the area around an Abrams tank which caught fire after a roadside bomb hit a U.S. convoy in the center of Baghdad, on Sunday, according to Iraqi police. Pic from Frontline Photos.
C-17, tanker collide off O’ahu Via Army Times: A C-17 cargo aircraft piloted by Hickam Air Force Base commander Col. William J. Changose collided with a Hawai’i Air National Guard tanker aircraft about 200 miles off O’ahu during refueling training Thursday, officials said. The collision sent the Air Guard KC-135R into a dive, causing some […]