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November 26, 2006

H&I Fires, 26 Nov 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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Once John leaked the location of the steel covered 6-inch gun from yesterday's post, I was able to track the little critter down and post more pics, with some added history. Now, I just have to go into town and take my own pics! - The Adjutant


Negotiation or paying off kidnappers is the humane thing to do, right? Only if you don't worry about the consequences.

This story has been running around the blogs for a week or so, but it's finally hit the mainstream: Sunni tribes turning against the terrorists in Ramadi. UPDATE: Greyhawk has more . - FbL


It is not too late. The United States can still extricate itself honorably from an impending disaster in Iraq - Sen. Chuck Hagel in the Washington Post

Where I have heard that before... Well, I was too young to have actually heard it... - 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".

Comments on H&I Fires, 26 Nov 2006
Aakash briefed on November 27, 2006 12:00 AM

I hope that Mr. and Mrs. Donovan, your second blogger
(there's been another blogger here for some time, hasn't there been?... [sorry, I've been out of the loop, for awhile, due to CRs, the elections, graduate school, and other important things])

had an excellent Thanksgiving weekend!

Despite the results of earlier this month, there is a great deal that we all have to be thankful for.

God Bless!!