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October 21, 2006

H&I Fires* 21 OCT 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.

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Soldier's wife with cancer. They're moving back to CONUS from Germany. Need some financial padding. The boys at Op-For are trying to help. -the Armorer for ry


Greyhawk points us to another jaw-dropping case of lying headlines and selective quoting.

The chair of the House Armed Services Committee responds to CNN. - FbL


Quiz time! Who said the following?:

The Bush administration changed that policy [the agreement negotiated by Clinton and Carter in 1994, which North Korea promptlly violated for years]. They put in the trash can the agreement with North Korea...

It's like night and day. It was daytime when Clinton was in office that totally prohibited and prevented any sort of plutonium enrichment. All that was dramatically changed under George Bush and now we have the North Koreans having exploded a plutonium bomb.

[We should negotiate with Korea, but] unfortunately, the U.S. government has established an unprecedented international policy of not talking to anyone who disagrees with us.

Answer here. In all honesty, I'm starting to question his mental faculties. - FbL


*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. 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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