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Iran War Game – Day One (Deux)

19 December 2011 Caracas (AP) State ran media announced Venezuela was sponsoring a ‘freedom flotilla’ to set sail tomorrow for Guantanamo Bay. Calling indefinite detention a “war crime against humanity,” the government slammed the U.S. based facility in Cuba, claiming additional … Continue reading

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Strong Defense – Strong America

Congresscat Randy Forbes fires up the initiative called, “Strong Defense, Strong America.” “Some argue that another $600 billion of defense cuts will not hurt America. We can do more with less, they say. Or, we can just do less. They … Continue reading

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Libya: Airpower, SOF and the NTC

Nick Prime gets his cherry popped over at das Elkus gruppen’s “Fear, Honor and Interest” (a group hug strategic website featuring sev cutting edge all stars) with a delish bit about Libyavention and future ‘ventions. Wild Blue Yonder + De … Continue reading

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Unbound Inquiry

Will unbridled free inquiry ensure Free world’s dominance in any endeavor? Pic – “Diffusion of Military Power”

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The Attack On Soft Power

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Oh snap! Just remember kids – Soft Power is totally fake believe without hard power hanging in the hood or just over the horizon! Pic – “Piece of Me” by the soft sexyful sirens of hard hyper puissance at GrEaT … Continue reading

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Fliegender Bleistift

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“Bomben auf England!” Way back in the last millennium during the Battle of Britain – one of Deutschland’s attack craft was the sexyful Dornier DO 17 “Flying Pencil.” Long, tall, lean and mean she was originally masqueraded as a super … Continue reading

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>A proposed change to the Aircrew Training Manual for the UH-60 Black Hawk (TC 1-237)

>With Memorial Day weekend and my impending move, I haven’t been able to post on the flotilla incident. Rest assured that Abu Muqawama, Voo Tatico, Zenpundit, Noah Shachtman, and the Small Wars Journal crew have covered this in great detail. … Continue reading

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>Britain’s upgraded Lynx helicopters arrive in Afghanistan

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>According to Helmand Blog, Britian’s new Mk.9A Lynx helicopters just arrived in Afghanistan. While the Lynx was first fielded in the 70s, the new Mk.9A Lynx boasts more powerful engines, upgraded communications systems, and M3M machine guns. The new engines … Continue reading

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>Do Aviators Get COIN–A Resounding "Yes"

>April in Upstate New York is usually a depressing affair. Large mountains of snow usually lay piled in parking lots, long since streaked black with soot, oil, and dirt. If it’s not snowing–which it occasionally does as late as Mother’s … Continue reading

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>Infra-Red footage of a different sort…

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>For those of you looking for something other than commentary on the Apache gun camera video, I give you this footage taken from an OH-58D, presumably at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Enjoy, I’m off to … Continue reading

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