Month – January 2007

Contractors in the line of fire

Contractor deaths in Iraq nearing 800 Nearly 800 private military contractors have been killed in Iraq since the campaign began, and nearly 8,000 more have been injured: Statistics kept by the Labor Department indicate fatalities among civilian contractors working for American firms escalated rapidly late last year, with at least 301 dying in Iraq in […]

First Airborne Laser Mine Detection System pod delivered

Northrop Grumman news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the first production Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) pod to the U.S. Navy in ceremonies here last week… The ALMDS system is designed to operate from the MH-60S helicopter, using a Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging blue-green laser to detect, localize and classify near surface, […]

High Powered Assault Rifles

Assault rifles escalate violence Noticed this: The beginning of the U.S. supply chain, federally licensed importers such as Century International sell guns to licensed dealers, from whom the guns might be stolen or bought and illegally resold, authorities said. In August, one of thousands of guns the company has imported and shipped to dealers nationwide […]

2007 MilBlog Conference

Details are still being put together, but the 2007 MilBlog Conference site has been launched and a few tidbits are coming to light. Last year’s conference, the first go at it, was a blast. This year promises to be even bigger and better. The conference will be on Saturday, May 5, in Washington DC. The […]


Once again, the spammers are on Murdoc’s case. I think I’ve got everything cleared out, and please let me know if I’ve accidentally junked your legitimate comment. I’ve done that more than once while digging through hundreds and hundreds of spams. Also, I’ve added a small text-based CAPTCHA-type thing at the bottom of the comments […]

The Plan – More good news

U.S. troops authorized to kill Iranians in Iraq The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran’s influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program, according to government and counterterrorism officials with […]

More V-22 Osprey

A V-22A Osprey aircraft flies over the bow of the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD 1) during shipboard compatibility trials. Camera Operator: PH3 RAUL L. SOLCIDO Date Shot: 5 Dec 1990 “Date Shot: 5 Dec 1990”. Think about that. This Osprey was conducting shipboard compatibility trials while the military build-up of Operation Desert Shield […]