Month: January 2007

I blame the tax cuts

Economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in 4th quarter Gross domestic product expanded more than economists expected And: An AP-Ipsos poll in early January found that 55 percent of Americans disapproved of the president’s handling of the economy, while 43 percent approved. UPDATE: Here’s a couple of more links with more on the economy. Power […]

KC-X Tanker RFP

Air Force Posts Request for Proposals for Tankers DefenseLink News Release: The RFP stipulates nine primary key performance parameters: air refueling capability, fuel offload and range at least as great as the KC-135, compliant communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management equipage, airlift capability, ability to take on fuel while airborne, sufficient force protection measures, ability to […]

Berlin Airlift Reimagined?

This is the DirecTV info blurb for the PBS American Experience episode on the The Berlin Airlift: The United States initiated a massive airlift of supplies to Berlin in 1948, causing a hostile relationship between the US and the Soviet Union. The US “initiated”? And “caused”? Just…wow. For the record, what I’ve seen of American […]

Recruiting troubles

When fighting a war that’s going badly, it’s going to be tough to find enough recruits to fill the pipeline. Budgets are tight. The number of dead and injured is growing. Promises of easy victory have been proven to be lies. Times are tough. Mixed emotions greet Taliban recruiters Those that joined the Taliban for […]


Fort Pickett, Va. (Jan. 23, 2007) – Sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron One (RIVRON-1) participate in a combat evolution, during a unit level training exercise. RIVRON-1 is part of the newly formed Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). NECC integrates all warfighting requirements for expeditionary combat and combat support elements. This transformation allows for standardized training, […]

3 Terrorists at UM

Three Former Terrorists to Speak on World’s Greatest Threat News Release: Zachariah Anani, a former terrorist-militant and refugee from Lebanon, will join two other former terrorists, Walid Shoebat and Kamal Saleem for “Terrorism: The World’s Greatest Threat,” a presentation at the University of Michigan on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. All three former terrorists […]