Counterinsurgency success in Haswa
Bill Roggio at Combat Outpost Corregidor, Baghdad Province.
6 decades later, World War II gunner gets another mission in a B-17
Louis Correia had just completed his 26th mission in a B-17. Some time has passed since his 25th. That would have been in 1945. Go read about his narrow escape on mission #4.
‘We were abandoned’
The sad story of the investigation into the Canadian sniper team which scored a 2430m kill by Cpl. Rob Furlong with a McMillan TAC-50.
Iranian special-ops unit flees Iraq to avoid capture
Qods recalled to Tehran because captured operators are spilling the beans.
Building Loyalty, One Toilet at a Time
Fighting in the Horn of Africa. Africa will be trouble for a long, long time.
High-ranking al Qaeda operative nabbed in Afghanistan
Inayatullah on his way to Gitmo.
Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Bones in Alaska and northern Canada. With pics.
Much more Linkzookery below!
Blast kills top sheik working with U.S. in Iraq
Roadside bomb slays leader who cooperated in fight against al-Qaida
Iran upgrading its U.S. F-14s, testing GPS-guided smart bombs
Saber rattling continues. (Though they got 79 Tomcats, not 60…)
Bush cites Michigan soldier’s family in TV address
Family of slain soldier supports Bush and the war. Don’t they have “absolute moral authority”?
New ‘Tron’ races on
Joseph Kosinski to direct just as soon as he finished remaking ‘Logan’s Run’. Really. ‘Logan’s Run.’
CNN: Mystery 9/11 aircraft was military ‘doomsday plane’
Anonymous sources confirm that it was, indeed, an E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post in the air above Washington, DC, on 9/11.
Two of Seven Soldiers Who Wrote ‘NYT’ Op-Ed Die in Iraq
Spacecraft Zips Over ‘Space Odyssey’ Moon
Cassini hit by cosmic ray while passing Iapetus, sending the probe into reset. No monolith spotted. At least not that they’re telling us.
Compendium of Lost Words
Words “that have been entirely absent from the Internet, including all online dictionaries, until now.”
Bigger Brains, Better Genes
I’ve always believed that moderate exercise and a decent diet were more valuable than all the wonder drugs and medical prevention combined.
Two die in dog pack attack in Livingston
A 91-year-old man and a woman thought to be a passing jogger killed by a pack of vicious dogs? East of Detroit.
Russian ‘sex day’ to boost births
A day off with “benefits”? Leave it to the Rooskies.
The “Moon Trees”
Trees grown from seeds brought to the Moon by Apollo 14.