Month: April 2009

Osprey to Afghanistan by end of year

Marine Corps Times: The MV-22 Osprey will head to Afghanistan by the end of the year, after it tests its sea legs on the amphibious assault ship Bataan, the Corps’ top officer said Wednesday during a briefing with reporters. Commandant Gen. James Conway also said the aircraft likely will stay in theater for the remainder […]

U.S.-Iraqi patrol ambused near Kirkuk

Still some bad guys around, of course. Iraqi officials claim US troops killed two civilians, not fighters. U.S. spokesman Maj. Derrick Cheng says several people launched grenades and began shooting Wednesday as the patrol was handing out micro-grant money to stimulate small businesses in the town of Riyadh. “Launched grenades”? “Began shooting”? So it could […]

Seen on the Late News

Specter says he’s switching from GOP to Democrats “I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans,” Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. In other late news, the Japanese attacked a US naval installation in Hawaii. Film at […]

An Alternate Approach to Building a Navy

Chinese Navy Requires Supercruising Fighter A supercruising combat aircraft is a high priority of the Chinese navy, the country’s top admiral says in a revealing official interview that gives strong clues of perceived shortcomings and future directions for the maritime force. Adm. Wu Shengli also says China must step up work on precision missiles that […]

Friday Linkzookery – 24 Apr 2009

VI – Day, Victory in Iraq, June 13, 2009 The time has come to recognize our brave troops for bringing victory to the Iraqi people and to the cause of freedom around the world. Concerns aired on number of Air Guard planes What? A potential aircraft shortage? Next thing you’re going to tell Murdoc is […]

Either that or she’s lying

Rep. Pete Hoekstra: Pelosi “Wasn’t Paying Attention” If She Thought CIA Was Not Waterboarding I work in Hoekstra’s district. He makes the national news once in a while, usually on big issues. UPDATE: Great observation in the comments: This whole “I knew about the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques but didn’t think they were going to USE […]