Kiss those BCGs goodbye
The Army’s physical attractiveness just doubled. Tripled.
Details of a Collision in the Persian Gulf
The USS PHILADELPHIA, running on the surface at night, hit from behind by a Turkish freighter.
Quick summary of the reorgainized US Army
The “43 brigades from 33” plan, with a few details on what will be where.
Pacific Fleet commander: Sub threats top priority
I can’t shake the feeling that we’re a lot more vulnerable than we think we are.
Lockheed Martin Delivers 50th F/A-22 Raptor to the U.S. Air Force
Press release. According to this study noted at Strategy Page, we can now account for over 500 enemy Su-27s. And, when measured in theoretical combat vs. Su-27s, these 50 Raptors are worth over 630 F-15Cs in kills to losses. Now, despite the costs, I’m in favor of adopting at least some Raptors. But I don’t know that I’m buying these study results.
Armchair Generalist, who is personally knowledgeable in the field, on bioweapons sensors and an incident that I hadn’t heard about.
Download an essay on democracy in Vietnam, and get 5 years in prison
Maybe that’s why some people take their orders to go instead of eating in. And check out the comments section.
REPORTING FROM ROME
Expat Yank tries his hand at writing AP photo captions. If they don’t realize he’s being sarcastic, they’re going to offer him a job.
The Latest in French Fashion
If you come onto my property wearing this, you’ll probably leave it again alive. But you might not have all of your blood.
Shoes which avoid stepping on landmines
Could be handy.
U.S. Military Hardware in Korea ‘Dilapidated’
As the GI Korea Blog points out, this is pre-positioned stocks, not equipment in use. It’s still troubling, especially as we’re moving to relocate a lot of our troops in the US and will be more reliant on pre-positioned equipment more than ever.
Stryker Brigade Patrols Mosul, Iraq
1-17 INF photo essay at Defend America.
Fort Rich soldiers win praise in firefight
Two Stryker soldiers up for Bronze Star after a big firefight in September.
Paying teachers to vote
Must. Not. Laugh.