- The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space
As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon’s shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles.
Category Archives: GWOT
CAS or Close Air Support is a staple of the Marine Corps combined arms approach to battle. For the grunt on the ground that is in contact the roar of a big radial engine, or a Cobra, or an A-10 … Continue reading
An interesting piece up at Army.mil about the Ironman prototype, and it’s development. It is a good story, and really is a bright spot in the equipment development story. Go here to read it all. The quick summary is that … Continue reading
Reference back to my economics post. Then consider this headline“Pentagon to Reconsider Landing Chinooks in Battle Zones”. Two Pentagon officials told McClatchy Newspapers on Monday that an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed 30 American troops would probe whether … Continue reading
I have refrained from posting anything about the events in Afghanistan on 5 Aug. Events like these leave me at a loss for words, and there are others that somehow manage to find the words that very closely match my … Continue reading
It appears that the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees with what the world has assumed to be true for four years now. Well, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency has come out and said that it strongly thinks … Continue reading
…but you will only die tired. Wow. With the demise of Usama Bin Laden (UBL), there is so much out there to point out. I think I will start with these tidbits, and then refer you on to some others: … Continue reading
Helmand, Sangin, far away high desert locations where history is being made. Where actions remind us of what the words “Honor, Courage, and Commitment” really mean. Where words that we hear often “… in keeping with the highest traditions of…” … Continue reading
Over at Blackfive the team took a look at: It’s worth thinking through the problem this author raises: how would the U.S. handle a Mumbai-like terror attack? It’s an interesting post on how different the US is regionally, and why. … Continue reading
Author extraordinaire Michael Williamson had this to say about the current TSA discussions: I get less harassment at security when entering the Pentagon than an airport. I’m waiting for some TSA fellator to explain why this is so.