I have been fortunate enough to be able to check out a screener DVD of THE WAR TAPES. One word summary: Awesome. Incredible. Must see. Can’t miss. Touching. Breathtaking. Eye opening. I hope they don’t mind if I hang on to the disc for a couple more days so I can watch it again. After […]
Month: August 2006
New Aviation Brigade Takes Control of Air Operations in Northern Iraq TIKRIT, Iraq (August 30, 2006) — A Relief in Place ceremony was conducted today to transfer responsibility for air operations in Northern Iraq from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to the 25th Infantry Division. The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade from Wheeler Army Airfield, […]
You may have noticed the text links in green on the left sidebars. I signed up for the Text Link Ads program some time back, but didn’t see any revenue for a couple of months. I was about to cancel when my first sale came in. I’ve had five more since. Unlike Blogads and Google […]
This is where the Star Trek poll stands as of this evening: I’m a bit surprised. I would have expected ‘Star Trek II’ to fare better… If you disagree with this, be sure to vote.
This response to earlier comments was left on the post about Liftport’s space elevator development work from a few weeks back, and I wanted to toss them up so they weren’t overlooked. (Earlier comments in bold.) And that means getting beyond our primitive space technology. Maybe not. In terms of material needed we can – […]
POGO Blog points out a report (57 page PDF) on the status of this beast. Chicago Tribune story here. The problems with this seagoing platform have been noted on MO before, most recently here. Via Defense Industry Daily.
Nearly three years ago, in the early days of this site, I noted the effort to bring the heavy cruiser USS Des Moines (CA-134) to Milwaukee as a museum. Sadly, the effort failed. Last Monday, the old ship was towed out of Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on her last voyage. It’s a trip to the breakers […]
It’s the old “I supported Afghanistan but I don’t support Iraq” bit. Several people that have told me that I know for a fact did not support Afghanistan at the time. See Expat Yank for more.
MO has received unconfirmed reports of a new and terrifying device now in use against US forces in Iraq. No known defense is available, but you can bet the military is working overtime to figure something out. Picture below. Not for the squeamish…
The three Navy ships currently equipped for ballistic missile defense, the cruisers USS Shiloh, USS Lake Erie and USS Port Royal, will be joined by three destroyers with matching capability by the end of the year. The ships getting the upgrade are USS Stethem, USS Decatur and USS Curtis Wilbur. The Navy’s ballistic missile defense […]