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World War 4

US troops killed by attackers in Afghan uniforms. Again.

An Afghan National Army soldier provides security at an observation post in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, Nov. 25, 2012. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Nicolas Morales, U.S. Army/Released)

2 US troops killed, 4 wounded in Afghan attack Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in an attack Wednesday by gunmen wearing Afghan security force uniforms in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. defense officials said. It’s not clear whether the attackers were actually members of the Afghan military or simply in disguise. The story notes […]

MRAP to Scrap

A U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team fires his M4 carbine at insurgents during a firefight June 30, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The vehicle he is using for cover is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAO)

US military chops up $1-million vehicles A lot of folks were concerned that the military was overbuying the MRAPs by a pretty significant margin. It costs about $12,000 to crunch and dispose of a single MRAP here, said Mark E. Wright, a Defense Department spokesman. To ship one back to the U.S. and rebuild it […]

‘Planes. As in Plural.’ – 12 Years On

Two years ago: “We have some planes.” The man who said that is no longer in this world, and Murdoc strongly suspects that he is disappointed about how things turned out for him in the next one. For Murdoc’s thoughts and feelings about what happened on this day in 2001, see 9/11 Report: “Planes. As […]

Ty Michael Carter

From his citation: Specialist Ty M. Carter distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy […]

Punished

Army removes XM25 from service after incident The Army’s XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system has been removed from service after a training accident injured a soldier in Afghanistan early last month. A soldier was injured during a Feb. 2 live-fire training event during which the primer of a 25mm high-explosive air burst round ignited […]