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April 03, 2006

H&I Fires* 3 April 06

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The Huntress shares news of a work in progress. Check out War Like You Have Never Imagined, and help to spread the word.
- The Adjutant


The Red Ensign Standard flies at Dust My Broom.

Even though Princess Crabby didn't twig to the fact that the link was in the comment... Fuzzybear Lioness does have an entertainment
for the Denizens that she'd appreciate being put at
the bottom of H&I Fires, if anybody bothers to put it up tomorrow... ;)
There! I bothered.

Jay at Stop The ACLU points out that She Who Must Not Be Named Or She'll Sic The FBI On You (SWMNBNOSSTFBIOY) is up to her usual high standards of going along to get along, exciting much interest with Don Surber, Decision08, Ron Beas and Blogoland. Apropos not at all of SWMNBNOSSTFBIOY's thoughts and subsequent brou-ha-ha over Jill Carroll, I said my piece on the issue here. Regardless of what she said before she was caught, and what she says in the future - what she did to get released is exactly what the Joint Staff tells military personnel to do. Ya got a beef with Carroll, stick to the before and afters - not the during. As far as I'm concerned, she gets a pass for the hostage bit.

Thanks to the Adj for setting up the H&I. -The Armorer


Rick Rescorla is finally memorialized - at Fort Benning. One would hope there will be something at Ground Zero, too (if there already is, lemme know). H/t, Myron.

Time to board the bird. -The Armorer


I'm baaaaaaaaaaack! RINO-Sightings, for those who don't drink the Kool-aid. -The Armorer: Two 'Rita's down at LAX and counting!


Lex invites discussion on the new 9-11 movie.

Captain's Quarters ties together some interesting French threads and comes to a disturbing conclusion about France's future. I don't know enough to decide if he's right, but he makes some strong points. - Fuzzybear Lioness


IT'S OPENING DAY! President Bush was in Cincinnati today to throw the ceremonial first pitch, and meet some local military types. WOOT! ~AFSister


Uncle Jimbo over at Blackfive has something worth reading, and probably commenting on. I'm not sure what i think about it, but I'm sure a lot of you have something worthwhile to say about it...

*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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