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 […]
Month: January 2007
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 […]
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 […]
Pentagon investingating Iran’s Qods Force role in Karbala attack This may have been a badly miscalculated move by the Iranians. Or a very carefully calculated one.
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 […]
Qods Force, Karbala and the Language of War I’ve meant to link to this for a couple of days, but I wanted to get my own two cents in as well. As I’m not having any luck getting the time to do that, just head on over and check it out. Excellent summary and analysis […]
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, […]
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 […]
Michael Totten notes that some Lebanese bloggers caught Hezbollah reutering photos. What’s double dog hilarious is that the original photo that was used to reuter the new one was itself the center of criticism because the caption was wrong when it was first published. Yes, folks, it’s Burning Tire Guy: Plus, he’s gone Christian. Note […]
ExPat Yank comments on the growing British Muslim counterculture.