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October 27, 2006

H&I* Fires 27 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.

You're advertising here, we should get an ad at your place...

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Denny of Grouchy Old Cripple seems to have found Werekitten or Maggie (can't tell which) 'workin' it' with BCR's Titanium Dancin' Poles. How ever did he pull that off and not have his head explode?
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Olivia, a military working dog, sleeps next to her trainer inside a U.S. Army Stryker after a morning of conducting vehicle searches in Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 19, 2006, in support of a joint U.S.- Iraqi army mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michele A. Desrochers) (Released)

Olivia, a military working dog, sleeps next to her trainer inside a U.S. Army Stryker after a morning of conducting vehicle searches in Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 19, 2006, in support of a joint U.S.- Iraqi army mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michele A. Desrochers) (Released)

H/t, Fuzzybear Lioness.

Soldiers from the Commander in Chief's Guard demonstrate the role of skirmishers in the traditional European style of warfare.  Skirmishers were used to harass and confuse the enemy by firing shots into the enemy's ranks.

Soldiers from the Commander in Chief's Guard demonstrate the role of skirmishers in the traditional European style of warfare. Skirmishers were used to harass and confuse the enemy by firing shots into the enemy's ranks.
H/t, US Army... -the Armorer

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Cassandra points out the DoD's new pushback against erroneous, incomplete or misleading journalism, and has a great graphic for those interested in linking their well-documented rebuttal site. - FbL

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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. 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".

Has Bill squished me like a grape yet? I'm afraid to look.