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April 11, 2006

H&I Fires* 11 April 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...

I'm off to have my self-esteem wrecked - outbrief of my annual assessment. I'll leave it to you guys. -The Armorer


That went as well as could be expected. My excessive ego was only slightly scratched, not spindled or mutilated. -The Armorer.


Some days, the Bull Wins (not work safe in excessively prissy environments) Aaaaahhhhh. -The Armorer


Now hear this! All Sevice Personnel, whatever you do... Please Don't Spank the Monkey. BOQ

Now Carry On.

*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".