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July 29, 2006

H&I* Fires 29 July 2006

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...

Frequent Castle guest Homefront Six waved goodbye to her husband this week as he left on his first wartime deployment.

Powerline has a round-up of discussion and background on the shooting in Seattle.

Andi of Andi's World is soliciting discussion and expert analysis of the two bills aimed at preventing unauthorized commercial use of names and images of military personnel currently working their way through Congress. - FbL


It's the Armorer's Natal Day today! Looks like his present is getting to go to Mexico and crawl around on the Rodgers. But at least he left a Choklit Gun for the Castle in the post below - Thanks, John!

Here's a little something for you that Bad Cat Robot found...

Happy Birthday, John!!


*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 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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