Month: August 2010

C-RAM News

Northrop Grumman Awarded Major C-RAM Task Order Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $68 million award to provide personnel for operating Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) systems at forward operating bases (FOB) supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. These are civilian contractors running combat equipment in the war zone. Certainly not the “mercenaries” that […]

Surge? What Surge?

Just a reminder: Barack Obama, January 2007: “We cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war,” Obama said on CBS’ Face the Nation. “And until we acknowledge that reality, we can send 15,000 more troops, 20,000 more troops, 30,000 more troops. I don’t know any expert on the region or […]

Katrina +5

Instapundit points out Mainstream media ‘fractured’ in covering Katrina. While many of us now realize how over-the-top some of the stories were, and some realized it at the time, it’s also important to realize that at least some of the blame for exaggerated stories lies squarely on the shoulder of Mayor Ray Nagin and New […]

Loading Up the Strykers

M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS): 4/2 SBCT is the brigade that was accelerated for deployment after 5/2 SBCT’s deployment was shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan, and the same unit which the media fretted about being sent to Iraq without enough training. Seems to me that the guys are pros and managed just fine despite […]

Friday Linkzookery – 27 Aug 2010

Pakistani Taliban hint at attacking aid workers The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country’s history, saying their presence was “unacceptable.” Army Cancels GCV Competition Is going to change the RFPs and will re-start within a few months. The China Gap The US […]