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May 03, 2006

H&I Fires* 3 May

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...

L'Affaire Schlussel is not over. We're doing some learning on copyright law. I don't think La Schlussel will like the Lessons Learned.

I'm gonna go for the cheap thrill and post some Gun Pr0n. Just because I can. The Gunner's view of a Russian/Soviet/Finnish/Castle M1910 Maxim machinegun.

Gunner's view of Max the Maxim

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Fran O'Brien's again: it ain't over.

The DoD noticed the MilBlog Conference (no, I'm not talking about the officer CENTCOM sent) - FbL

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RINO sightings are up! (no, Debbie, I'm *not* some right-wing extremist, especially compared to you, else I wouldn't be a RINO...)

Another group I belong to, The Red Ensign, Bloggers Militant in the Great White North, has their round-up posted. -The Armorer

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Just a reminder: KEEP HYDRATED!!! - BOQ

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Sometimes I really wonder how stupid people think most of us are?
Yes, space is now a critical realm to modern warfare. Some people need to understand and just accept that space has been militarized for close to 40 years, and quit the fear mongery.
But ASAT ground based lasers? You'd have better luck with ultra high power microwave emitters. Come on journos(not you Owen, you're a Mensch), some of us follow this seriously and aren't buying what you're selling today.
ry
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Moussaoui gets life. Some are resigned. Some are vexed. Me? Let him share a cell with Linzie and Graner. -The Armorer

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LIFE??? In light of the start of his sentence. THE MOUSSAOUI ACTION FIGURE is out in the market. (Warning: not PG-17 in sensitive environments) - BOQ

*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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