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March 06, 2006

H&I Fires 6 Mar 06

Open post for those with something to share, updated through the day. New, complete posts come in below this one. 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...

Fuzzybear Lioness notes you've not got much time if you want to submit questions for her interview by Basil.

Ry is hoping for loooooooooong sentences and uncomfortable conditions for these eco-terrorists.

Heh. Another year passes and I didn't watch the Oscar show. Another year passes wherein I also saw only one Oscar-nominated movie - Narnia.

A unanimous Supreme Court says, "If you take the Federal Dollar, you have to take the Federal Recruiter." A UNANIMOUS court. Kewl.

Blackstar retired? One hopes that if true, it's because something better replaced it. -The Armorer

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Um, I got a trackback from Bi-Polar Joe, to this post of his. Not a work safe post, though I suspect JTG will recognize a passingly kindred spirit. Mind you, Joe is a real newbie - but since I would rather *not* explain to the Air Force Net-nanny that this really isn't a sex site, please do *not* use my open post policy to cause the word p3nis(or similar-style words) to show up on the site. Just some basic etiquette for you newbies. That is all.

*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, right? 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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