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September 06, 2006

H&I* Fires 6 Sep 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...


Ah, Military Cat Blogging. There is one factual error. The post states: "The cat was named Kauzer by its new owner." This is clearly incorrect. The line should read: "The cat allowed itself to be referred to as Kauzer by its new servant." Just sayin'. We serve 8 masters 'round here - I know what I'm typing about.

Hey, Jack - you won!

WASHINGTON — Bowing to critics of its tough interrogation policies, the Pentagon is issuing a new Army field manual that provides Geneva Convention protections for all detainees and eliminates a secret list of interrogation tactics.

The story is here. -the Armorer


Jim B wants you to know (if you're local to the KC area, anyway)

Sept 11 Freedom walk

In Kansas City:

There are two events on Sept. 11.

3:30 p.m. Support Our Troops rally at the VFW National Headquarters, 34th and Broadway (near the VFW Citizenship Soldier statue). Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

5:30 p.m. Wreath laying ceremony at the Liberty Memorial reflection pool. Participants are encouraged to walk around the park after the ceremony.

Sponsored by the Liberty Memorial and VFW.

No pre-registration required.

-the Armorer for Jim B.


Well, here's one reason to take the train into Seattle from the northern burbs.
- Barb


*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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