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August 11, 2006

H&I* Fires 11 Aug 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...

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Clean-up on Aisle 5. Warning - now and again "F" word usage.

Snerk! Flat Fatima... for hurried photogs with an agenda everywhere! -the Armorer

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Oh - and the answer to this question? Owen. Yep. Owen. -the Armorer

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The Blogs Strike Back. -the Armorer

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Grim, writing over at Blackfive has a poser for you: "On the virtues of killing children."

Meanwhile, the Castle gets dissed - I don't censor dissent, just pottymouth, but I can't score a mention! Dangit! -the Armorer

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*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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