Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day

Social media will explode with people “mil-splaining” the meaning behind Memorial Day (hat tip to the Angry Staff Officer for the “mil-splaining” term). As a guy who has watched Soldiers lowered into the ground and rendered final honors by their … Continue reading

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From the “pass the popcorn” department…

Victims of the planned parenthood shooting two years ago are suing planned parenthood for not protecting their lives and safety…. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/victims-sue-planned-parenthood-over-colorado-shooting/ar-BBtqLX5?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U221DHP One one hand, the courts have long ruled that the police have no duty to protect you as you … Continue reading

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Why NATO scrambles fighters for Russian cargo planes…..

Russia tests cargo planes as bombers: https://theaviationist.com/2015/02/06/russia-il76-bomber/ Russia tests Baltic Airspace with cargo planes flying in coms blackout with transponders turned off: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/raf-typhoon-jets-scramble-to-intercept-russian-aircraft-approaching-baltic-airspace-a7026876.html Any questions?

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New Recon Vehicle, more downsizing

JLTV chosen for Light Recon Vehicle.  http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/land/vehicles/2016/05/12/jltv-us-armys-interim-light-recon-vehicle/84278086/ This isn’t a bad choice, and it is definitely a logical choice. The JLTV is already in production, the JLTV has very good reliability (a massive amount more than the HMMWV recon vehicles … Continue reading

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Business Idea…

It may be stupid to share a business idea over the internet, but what the heck. Do you think there is enough of a market for nitrided chrome moly (4140 ordnance steel) slow twist 3 groove barrels in 30 cal, 8mm, … Continue reading

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Human Resources, Intellectual Capital, People Business

Corporations are free to manage their personnel as they see fit within the existing frameworks of the law. They often go to considerable lengths to attract and maintain talent in order to gain competitive advantage in their field of business. … Continue reading

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The war is over son, time for you to go back home

The size of the military increases in war, and shrinks rapidly after the war. Service members cost money, and while you want your wartime soldiers to be a bit young, independent thinking, pissed off, and effective generally the establishment wants … Continue reading

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Training for civil unrest is like emergency medicine…

Firehand pointed this out, and I wanted to address this news with some context. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/665870/eu-military-police-carry-out-extremely-worrying-civil-unrest-crisis-training In Europe there is always the danger of civil unrest. Soccer hooligans, unhappy minority neighborhoods, deliberate riots caused by a foreign intelligence service (FSB anyone?). … Continue reading

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Wheels versus Tracks

In the last year and a half I’ve had the opportunity to observe first hand the performance of various vehicles during training operations. Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Abrams, M113s, CV90s, Leopard 2 Tanks, BTRs (various models), Strykers, ROSOMAKs, BMPs (various models), … Continue reading

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Ballistics for Service Rifle

The AR-15 is the Service Rifle that is breaking records set by Garand and M1A rifles. It is doing this with bullets that have less advantageous ballistic coefficients than the larger 30 caliber bullets. This often sets up a conundrum … Continue reading

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