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June 18, 2006

H&I* Fires 18 Jun 06

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Gollum, doing penance for annoying Bigfoot(hey, how much of the portcullis do I have to polish with my toothbrush anyways?).
Here's Smash on a rather ignored angle about the whole 'Hadji Girl' thing. Remember Clint Eastwood yelling for Aponte to come up with a cadence, and the cadence being, well, unrepeatable on a family friendly=ish website? 'Late model Ford and a tank full off gas...'? Right?
But the guy who taped it and put it on youtube needs a good talking to. Winning the battles but losing the infowar leads to the joke about the American general and the Vietnamese general. 'The Strategic Private/Corporal/Noncom' doesn't stop being that the minute he/she steps into the squad bay.
Hmm. DPRK mad that we're flying 'Cobra Ball' flights while they're attempting a test of what's reported as a Taepodong II missile. Oh, the unfairness.
ry----(hmm, actually inserting the link to the story in the post might be good. Yes, I had to edit it in. Back to polishing the portcullis).

From the bottom… of my heart: Happy Farter **er** Father’s Day everyone!

++Sigh++ They are picking on Pooh again

Mark my words: Sporks are next - BOQ

What One Soldier's Mom Says: Forget the Number - Remember Their Names. It is only when we forget their names that they are truly, completely, gone. -The Armorer


*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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