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January 04, 2007

H&I* FIRES, 4 JAN 2007

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. [Admittedly, I'm fibbing. Trackbacks are still broken]

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This is a bit familiar - though back in the day before all the comms were secure, our RTO procedure was a bit tidier, methinks. Which isn't being anal about rules - it's being anal about clearly understood comms. Not safe for work (soldier-under-combat-stress language and actual combat footage). You know your co-workers better than I do. At my place, this would simply draw a crowd, though I'd keep the sound down in consideration of others not watching.

Heh. Cindy Sheehan - free speech for me, but not for thee. Especially if it ain't what I'm looking to hear you say.

And lastly for the moment - Reason #569,485 that you didn't get that great job with the law firm. Or the investment banking house. Or Wal-Mart greeter, either. -the Armorer

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Maryann, of Soldier's Angels Germany, made todays Stand-to! email (news round-up for Army folk) with this worthy post - about our Canadian Brothers-in-Arms. -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. 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, 4 JAN 2007
BloodSpite briefed on January 4, 2007 08:34 AM

You have got to give a guy more warnin than that sir.

I was sitting here casually enjoying my coffee when I clicked that last link.

I don't think I'll finish it

Boquisucio briefed on January 4, 2007 08:51 AM

On Nº 1: Them boys had a great Hadj-Huntin' day

On Nº 2: That wasn't a heckling mob, it was Conyer's own cheering section. Give me an A...

On Nº 3: Though he may make a great counselor at the local hospice. He'll be great leading a "Let's meet your worst fears face-to-face" kinda Group Session.

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