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February 12, 2006

H&I Fires 12 Feb 06

Open post for those with something to share. New, complete posts come in below. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite. You're advertising here, we should get an ad at your place...

Stop The ACLU has their Sunday Funnies up!

Gun/Milboggers! Have ya heard about the Gun/Milbogger Rendevous Mr. Competely is setting up? We're going to do our best to be there.

Jane at Armies of Liberation has some news of Yemen you might find of interest.

Over at Camp Katrina, where the troops document the stuff the Army is doing besides killing people - a new category, Helping Women.

How about a trifecta+1 on radical Islamism? The Sunday Times on how Britain shot itself in the foot, over at the Sunday Telegraph, a Muslim speaks on bringing brought up to hate... Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the The Right to Offend. And, in the interest of safety - Flag Manufacturer wants you to know - Burning Flags Can Be Bad For Your Health!

Hmmm. You guys and gals who stayed at home to raise the kids for those first couple of years - seems you were on to something... Even my left-leaning sister understood this one. As did SWWBO. And no - I'm not slamming you if you didn't have a choice, the bills had to be paid.

Sigh. For record - the only thing vaguely human SWWBO and I hit yesterday were the sillouhette targets. -The Armorer

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*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment... but, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to that particular topic. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".

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