$1 Billion Telescope to Shoot Photos 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble’s
Published: Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:57
This is great, but our space research remains frustratingly primitive. We are like a bunch of monkeys with a few pocket monoculars.
Even this, plus the Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, Compton (R.I.P.), everything up on the hill in Hawaii, plus all the hills around the world, plus all the Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZs ever built, are together little more than the equivalent of handing out a few monoculars to map the earth on horseback.
Oh, and the Webb space observatory, gasp, which project first began when, 1848? Will it ever get off the ground at this rate? We sink billions after billions with enormous delays into single-use telescopes.
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Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 14:37
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RAVENS CHALLENGE: Counter-Drone Technology to be demonstrated in Thailand: US Military Coming -- American firms staying home
Published: Friday, 17 August 2018 22:44
Afghanistan: British MQ-9 Reaper UAV Delivering to Taliban
Note: the author is aware that the word “drone” has been expanded by popular usage to include any unmanned vehicle whether remotely or autonomously guided.
“Drone” attacks are not new. From my upcoming book, THE BOMB BOYS:
“Chinese described using the fire pheasant about 1,000 years ago. The idea was to capture pheasants in enemy terrain and, when needed, attach incendiaries to the pheasants then release them to fly home.”
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Canada Mass shooting: name of killer not yet released -- and for good reason: OODA Loop
Published: Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:01
As per normal, some folks are upset that law enforcement has not immediately announced the name, and we all know the reasons why everyone wants to know the name and where the gun came from.
You will sometimes hear military and intelligence people using the term OODA Loop. Increasingly, my friends in law enforcement use the same term.
For those who never heard of OODA, great idea to study up. This is worth the time to web search and learn. Applications are endless.
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Driving Mrs. Feinstein: Crucial, unpublished information about Feinstein’s 20-year spy
Published: Wednesday, 08 August 2018 02:30
The Chinese wage three types of war: Economic, Information, and Kinetic.
Our team is neck deep studying and countering the information war.
Daily Caller reports that Senator Dianne Feinstein's Chinese spy, Russell Lowe, went to work for a Comfort Women (CW) organization when he left her. Feinstein has been a primary CW proponent.
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Green Beret final Training Test: "It will look and sound like a war in 19 NC counties. It's supposed to"
Published: Sunday, 05 August 2018 15:46
This was our final test to earn entry into Special Forces (Green Berets). It's called Robin Sage.
The short version is that your 12 man A-Team receives a mission. The team plans the mission which requires a great deal of thinking and finally memorization of details of the plan. The team then conducts a "brief back" to the commander and other involved commanders and parties.
For Robin Sage, the mission is to parachute into the fictitious country of "Pineland." (North Carolina has a lot of pine trees.)
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Combat, Cannibals, and other True Campfire Stories
Published: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:00
BookX – The Michael Yon Campfire Series
I am an author, photographer, war correspondent, and former cannibal hunter. Stick with me, and you might find this to be the most interesting fundraiser you’ve ever seen. The best parts are near the end.
According to Los Angeles Times, my simple website was once one of the busiest in the world. This success was accomplished with only a laptop, camera, and willingness to swim deeper into war than practically any correspondent.
According to the New York Times,
“…[Michael Yon] has spent most of the last three years in Iraq, writing prolifically and graphically, and racking up more time embedded with combat units than any other journalist, according to the United States military. He has been shot at, buffeted by explosions and seen more people maimed — fighters and civilians, adults and children — than he can count.”
I was just getting started when that article came out in 2008. The ‘best’ is yet to come. Readers who invested in me always got their money’s worth.
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Gates of Fire
Published: Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:34
Published: August 31, 2005
Combat comes unexpectedly, even in war.
On Monday, while conducting operations in west Mosul, a voice came over the radio saying troops from our brother unit, the 3-21, were fighting with the enemy in east Mosul on the opposite side of the Tigris River. Moments later, SSG Will Shockley relayed word to us that an American soldier was dead. We began searching for the shooters near one of the bridges on our side of the Tigris, but they got away. Jose L. Ruiz was killed in action.
Although the situation in Mosul is better, our troops still fight here every day. This may not be the war some folks had in mind a few years ago. But once the shooting starts, a plan is just a guess in a party dress.
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