American Forces Press Service: The U.S. military is sending about 100 troops to Indonesia to contribute to international humanitarian relief efforts in the wake of a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck May 27 near the ancient city of Yogyakarta. The deployment is part of a larger U.S. government response to a request from the […]
Month: May 2006
Was out working in the yard yesterday and noticed that the pattern for the airport was bringing them in not too far from our house. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does we are treated to a non-stop line of aircraft coming in. They weren’t as close this time as they sometimes are, but […]
The family and some guests from out of town headed over to Detroit to catch the Tigers and Yankees on Memorial Day, and we passed this machine on I-96: They must have been doing about 60 MPH, and didn’t seem to be part of a convoy of any sort. I didn’t see any other military […]
Airborne Combat Engineer has the story.
DD(X), battle-wagons, the ‘Argo’, and arsenal ship-ish discussion over at Brickmuppet’s. He seems to be more or less in favor of all four designs…Now that’s what I’m talking about! He has a comments section. Shore bombard him for a while.
Great Britain and U.S. come to agreement on technology transfer Although the political relationship could change overnight, there’s no doubt that they’re the strongest of our close allies, and (along with Australia) a core member of the group that seems to be awake to the danger the free people of the world are facing. The […]
He sends a note to Glenn Reynolds: I’ve already dug around a little bit about the violence in the city yesterday after a US vehicle killed 1 to 3 Afghans during a traffic accident. The consensus among the folks I spoke to is the protests after the accident were staged by groups waiting for such […]
This plaque says that it memorializes “all American veterans”, but because it is at the base of the flag pole outside the funeral home where the memorial service for my wife’s grandmother was recently held, I’m choosing to use it for my Memorial Day 2006 post: It is those that fell in the service to […]
Instapundit points out PowerLine pointing out this purely innocent error [since corrected] at CBS News: Top law enforcement officials at the Justice Department and the FBI indicated to their counterparts at the White House that they could not, and were unwilling to, return documents to the Louisiana Republican which were seized as part of a […]
Iraqi tennis players killed for wearing shorts AP/MSNBC: BAGHDAD, Iraq – An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were killed because they were wearing shorts, apparently in violation of a warning by Islamic extremists. Gunmen stopped the car in which the athletes were riding and asked them to step out before shooting them […]