How ’bout this little snippet from the Sunday London Times?
MILITARY scientists have designed a Batman-style set of wings to enable paratroopers to glide up to 120 miles into enemy territory.
The device enables the caped soldiers to be dropped outside hostile airspace from altitudes of up to 30,000ft and infiltrate enemy lines without [...]
Hell, I don’t know what happened there. Neither do you. Nor does “former Marine” John Murtha – and I use the expression “former” advisedly, with a very specific meaning in mind.
What we do know is that the city was considered hostile in every sense of the word by Marines sent to patrol its [...]
JHD sent this link along, pics of the sinking of the ex-USS Oriskany:
The Oriskany is now immortal! Thought you’d like these pics.
BTW, within 12 hours fish will begin setting up shop. Within one week the entire carrier will be habitat for thousands. Within a month she will be on every skipper’s honey [...]
Major of Marines, USMCR:
First, in battle you move forward from where you are, not where you want to be. No one was more surprised that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction than the soldiers who rolled into Iraq in full chemical protective gear. But it is time for the rest of [...]
Odds are people asked you, “What are you doing for Memorial Day weekend?” Because that’s what people do, when the weather’s fine and a long weekend’s coming up. They ask in a well-meaning, value neutral kind of way, the question taking the place of the equally meaningless conversational things people may ask such as, [...]
Late to the gate on this, I know, but the US Senate, you may have heard, approved four star Air Force General Michael Hayden to the post of CIA director. When his nomination first went up there were all the usual protests from all the usual voices, saying that he was, well: Too military. [...]
A t a l e i n t h r e e p a r t s , t h i s b e i n g . . . t h e l a s t !
A l i t t l e p o w e r P o [...]
I have to admit that while I’ve been watching the Rep. William Jefferson bribery probe with interest, I don’t feel smart enough on the legal issues surrounding the Justice Department’s late night raid on his offices to sensibly comment. My general sense is that Jefferson, who was caught with his fingers in the cookie [...]