Month: June 2006

Romanian 17th Supermodel Regiment

Over at Frank Warner’s place a commenter was arguing that he would rather live in a police state or military dictatorship judging by how poor some of the free East European nations like Romania and Bulgaria are. I disagreed; I said I would gladly live in those countries and take advantage of the freedom afforded […]

Great Campaign Patch Collection

While looking for information for the next Lesser Known GWoT Allies post, I stumbled across this site which is an unofficial history of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). It has a fantastic collection of Iraq/Afghanistan campaign patches, my favorite at right, including a number of American and international ones. I appreciate them […]

Murtha Correction…?

Reader Zapper passed on this South Florida Sun-Sentinel correction to their article (blogged on Murdoc here) that reported Rep John Murtha (D-PA) stated the United States is “…more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran”. Instead, the Sun Sentinel corrects, Murtha was “misinterpreted”: Murtha was citing a recent poll, by […]

Apology / MacDill Thunderbolt

First off, please let me apologise that many of my posts (esp. Lesser Known GWoT Allies) were not being formatted properly for Internet Explorer users. I use Linux myself and as such don’t have easy access to IE in order to test my posts. I had assumed that IE should render my HTML properly since […]

Early Composite Armour

Lately Airborne Combat Engineer has been on fire, posting several articles a day, many of them quite interesting. The latest one which caught my eye is this commentary on the latest U.S. Navy SinkEx. It seems they discovered that .50cals and 20mm cannons are capable of rapidly disabling destroyers. Well, that is hardly surprising, and […]

Rooskies to operate in Iraq?

Russian special services told to strike militants who killed 4 workers in Iraq This is quite a development: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s special services to hunt down and “destroy” the killers of four Russian diplomats in Iraq, the Kremlin said. Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Federal Security Service — the main […]

Help Murdoc date this Bremerton photo

While checking out locations in the Seattle area (where I’m vacationing), I noticed this photo offered on Windows Live Local (currently viewable here): click for better view I see three Essex-class carriers, two Iowa-class battleships, and the USS Midway (CVA 41). The battleships must be the New Jersey and the Missouri before their reactivation in […]

Lesser Known GWoT Allies #3

Australia As with Poland, Australia sent a number of special forces troops during the initial invasion of Iraq to help scout and take out some important target in advance. I heard that Australian soldiers fired some of the first shots in anger, one or two days prior to the official invasion began. Currently we have […]