Articles by hambling

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Rapid Fire 02/14/07

* Centcom targets bloggers * Blogger arrested for terrorist ties * Google Earth, Iraqi lifesaver * Bad turn in Beirut * 222 “chipped” * Atmospheric…


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Navy Phone Bill: $4 Billion

And you thought your phone bill was high. The Navy is paying about $4 billion a year for calls, according to Defense News. And not…


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Nazi Roots for Iraq Super-Bombs

The debate these days is all about whether or not Tehran is supplying Iraq’s armor-piercing bombs. But the roots of these explosively formed projectiles, or…


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Nork Nuke Deal: Back to the Future?

Great news. According to the Times, “The United States and four other nations reached a tentative agreement to provide North Korea with roughly $400 million…


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Rapid Fire 02/12/07 (Updated)

* Nork nuke pact? * Must read #1: Iraq’s four wars * Must read #2: NSA cyber-hunter, losing the scent * Illuminati selling Q-branch stock…


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Old Crows, Nest Here

If you’re an “Old Crow” — or a friend of one — drop me a line. I’m trying to learn more about the fine, fine…


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Deadly Bombs’ Long, Winding Trail

The U.S. government’s claim yesterday, that the Iranians are supplying weapons to Iraqi militants, was met with a huge amount of skepticism — and with…


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Prez’s New Top-Secret Net

The Pentagon’s IT geeks are putting together plans for a new White House “top-secret network and multimedia Crisis Management System (CMS) designed to operate in…


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Defense Science Board’s Big, Scary Study

Typically, the senior scientists and military-industrial graybeards who sit on the Defense Science Board are asked to examine specific issues, one at a time. Stuff…


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Worst. Bomb Squad. Ever.

It takes most people more than a year to graduate from the the U.S. military’s explosive ordnance disposal school. With good reason: bombs are beyond…


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Vegas!

Any Defense Tech people in the Vegas area? I’m headed out to Sin City tomorrow for the weekend, to catch a little family entertainment. If…


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NYT’s Lame Camo Coverage

I’m not one of those bloggers that feels the need to play gotcha every time some big paper gets a story wrong. But yesterday’s article…


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Bump: New Weapon Targeting Copters?

I’ve put this post back up at the top of the site, after today’s tragic events in Iraq. When three American copters crashed over Iraq…


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Amphibious Vehicle Leaks Cash

“After 10 years and $1.7 billion, this is what the Marines Corps got for its investment in a new amphibious vehicle: A craft that breaks…


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Rapid Fire 02/07/07 (Updated)

* Sea Knight down; 5th copter in 18 days (background) * Double the IEDs in Iraq * Air war picks up; 10K CAS missions in…


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Baghdad Push Just the Start

“News that an Iraqi Army brigade and 2,000 American troops have begun an operation in [Baghdad’s] Sunni dominated neighborhood of Azamiyah has kicked off speculation…


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Undead “Warrior” (Updated)

As expected, the Army has eliminated funding for its high tech soldier ensemble, Land Warrior, in its budget for 2008. The gear — a collection…


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Giant Blimp Deflated; Laser Jet Delayed

The big weapons — the destroyers, the aircraft carriers, and the stealth jets — all emerged pretty much unscathed in the Pentagon’s latest budget. Some…


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Pentagon Sued Over Milblog-Monitoring

The digital rights crusaders over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation are suing the Department of Defense, “demanding expedited information on how the Army monitors soldiers’…


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Rapid Fire 02/06/07

* Astronaut kidnap! * “Pimp my cascade” * Africa Command stands up * MRE = malnutrition? * Friendly fire cockpit vid * GoogleMaps spies Blackbird…