Category Archives: Military

All things war-like

Horses and Bayonets.

“we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.”We may have fewer horses, but we still use bayonets, Mr. President. Soldiers still need them because war is stil up close and persopnal you ignorant bastard.  … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Gated Community

At Fort Leavenworth the Army runs this little thing called the Command and General Staff College (CGSC)—an organization dedicated to the training and grooming of senior leaders for the United States military. Not only does it provide development for field-grade … Continue reading

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RoK not taking crap part II

The RoK new Defense Minister pulls no punches: “If there are further provocations, we will definitely use aircraft to bomb North Korea,” Kim Kwan-jin, a retired South Korean general, said at a parliamentary hearing today confirming him as the country’s … Continue reading

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South Korean Protests

Things are heating up as South Koreans take to the street, demanding that their government take action against Kim Jong Il. South Korean protesters have clashed with police outside the Defence Ministry in Seoul. Demonstrators are calling on the South … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

A year ago today I was sitting in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan where people wearing funny clothes and speaking exotic languages were doing their damndest to blow my boys and me into little pieces.  Today I get to spend … Continue reading

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Katchi Kapshida!*

We appear to be ramping up our support for the ROK government by sending some additional firepower over to that part of the world in the wake of the latest example of North Korean brinkmanship. A U.S. aircraft carrier strike … Continue reading

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Smart Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula

There is renewed tension in Korea after the North Koreans fired artillery onto the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong killing at least two ROK Marines and wounding over a dozen others.  Civilians have been evacuated to shelters and photos show … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing

Recently it was announced that the USMC is deploying an armor company to Afghanistan. This has caused somewhat of a stir amongst those who are following the trends of the Global War On Terror (or The Long War if you … Continue reading

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Preparedness

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You Can Fight Tigers…

In Ranger School! And for those of you who have already seen the previous video… I present the sequel. And the bonus track. Now pick your vagina up off the floor and get your tab today!

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Update

We’ve had this little sniper issue lately. He (or perhaps they?) liked to hang out along a certain part of a road popularly used by coalition forces and would take pot shots at us. I had at least one near … Continue reading

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Drake nails it again.

The oncoming buzzbomb filled Suilin’s forward vision. He saw it with impossible clarity, its bulbous head swelling on a thread of smoke that trailed back to the grenade-smashed room. The close-in defense system went off, spewing miniature steel barrels into … Continue reading

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Out and About

The Zombiekillers had to roll outside of the wire the other day to take care of some important business (like shipping home two sweet Martini Henry rifles) just down the road at The Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy. Since … Continue reading

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SITREP

As some of you may already know, there were some fireworks last night. And not the kind you see on the 4th of July either. Much to the chagrin of more than a few bad guys in the surrounding area, … Continue reading

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That killing the CIA thing? Maybe not so much a good thing.

Last week The Company reached out and touched someone. An al-Qaida leader believed to have played a key role in the bombing of a CIA post in Afghanistan last December was apparently killed by an American missile strike last week, … Continue reading

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Real Science Wins.

We’ve been commenting on the anti-inoculation band wagon..it’s stupid. Despite all other evidence to the contrary the anti-immunization people keep on going. Most likely because it gives a person, or corporation, to blame the unexplainable on. Usually a parent or … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Yuck Mouth

Cross posted from here. Yesterday some of the boys and I headed over to Camp Phoenix to knock out some dental appointments and to pick up some equipment. The team didn’t mess around and we took care of our business … Continue reading

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Red Dawn

Cross posted from here. We’ve been driving on with our collective training program here and getting the Afghans spun up for rifle marksmanship. We’ve recently been issuing the Afghans M16A2s and M16A4s and it’s been quite a challenge. They require … Continue reading

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More on the TSA Sicherdienst

From the MSM of flight, Aviation Week, comes support for the TSA from Christopher Fotos. I am no fan of bureaucracies and I’m not particularly awed by the Department of Homeland Security. In my opinion all kinds of security-theater stupidities … Continue reading

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Just when you thinkit’s time to change the green banner

All hell is breaking loose in Iran to the Point that even The Anointed One deigned to use harsh language. From AFP The White House on Sunday strongly condemned “violent and unjust suppression” of civilians in Iran, following a fierce … Continue reading

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