1st LAI Takes Friendly Fire

“Can you tell us how they describe the event? I have not read that book or read any accounts of that event outside official and classified military documents.” As promised, ST, here’s the account from: “Desert Storm: A Forgotten War”: RAS AL-KHAFJI AND OTHER MAJOR GROUND ACTIONS(29/30 JAN 1991) “The first attack occurred in the … Continue reading 1st LAI Takes Friendly Fire

Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Riverine Counterdrug (smoove) Operator

Where to begin? It seems that war is just too big of a topic for Hollywood to handle in 90-110 minutes. Go figure. I know I can’t do it justice in 300-plus pages, either, but it will be more accurate than anything Hollywood can dish up. I suspect what people want from Hollywood is to … Continue reading Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Riverine Counterdrug (smoove) Operator

Winning the Peace Ch. 1 (AKA: Not Nation-Building Ch. 96)

I’ve had opportunity to work overseas with many of Uncle Sam’s alphabet soup agencies (DEA, CIA, DOS, USAID, etc.) and have generally been underwhelmed by their lack of foreign language skills and understanding of the local culture. On the other hand they are filled with lot of really intelligent people with advanced degrees who speak … Continue reading Winning the Peace Ch. 1 (AKA: Not Nation-Building Ch. 96)

All US Military War Veterans Are Not Same-Same

It seems that some veterans want to create an impression that a veteran is a veteran is a veteran. Then there are guys like me who think combat arms veterans, in particular, have paid one hell of a lot more dues than the majority of vets, especially those we call rear echelon mother fuckers (REMF). … Continue reading All US Military War Veterans Are Not Same-Same

Virga Joy (or the Adventures of El Colonel De Corona) – Redux

Written by Douglas Kimball Publisher Description Colin Campbell is developing the first black pepper plantation in the West Indies. His days are spent clearing jungle, planting and fighting vipers. His nights are spent playing jazz piano at a local bar and enjoying the company of the local ladies. He meets Alan Greene at a jazz … Continue reading Virga Joy (or the Adventures of El Colonel De Corona) – Redux

Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Riverine Counterdrug (smoove) Operator

Where to begin? It seems that war is just too big of a topic for Hollywood to handle in 90-110 minutes. Go figure. I know I can’t do it justice in 300-plus pages, either, but it will be more accurate than anything Hollywood can dish up. I suspect what people want from Hollywood is to … Continue reading Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Riverine Counterdrug (smoove) Operator

WheelTug receives FAA go-ahead for airplane e-taxi system certification plans

 BY ANTHONY JAMES ON 12TH JANUARY 2017 https://www.aerospacetestinginternational.com/news/industry-news/wheeltug-receives-faa-go-ahead-for-airplane-e-taxi-system-certification-plans.html From the last paragraph: "...entry into service is expected in late 2018." I posted a link recently to a more current news(?) article that predicted WheelTug's (WT) entry into service (EIS) in 2021. From 2018 - 2021 is at least three more years of no return on investment (ROI) for … Continue reading WheelTug receives FAA go-ahead for airplane e-taxi system certification plans

Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Shadow Warrior

Where to begin? It seems that war is just too big of a topic for Hollywood to handle in 90-110 minutes. Go figure. I know I can’t do it justice in 300-plus pages, either, but it will be more accurate than anything Hollywood can dish up. I suspect what people want from Hollywood is to … Continue reading Preface: LtCol S.x MacTemplar -Shadow Warrior

nCOVID-19 Alert – Redux (originally posted 2 Feb 2020)

Something is not right. This very deadly virus originated from the same province within China where they also have a biological weapons type laboratory. It is late here and that is all I've got for now but you will be hearing more about this soon enough. China is suppressing the truth as per SOP and … Continue reading nCOVID-19 Alert – Redux (originally posted 2 Feb 2020)

Winning the Peace: Defined Redux

Our current “strategy” seems to be designed to make Iraq a vassal state of Iran while spending over a trillion dollars to improve the infrastructure in Afghanistan before turning it back over to the Taliban. I haven’t seen it written so succinctly anywhere but that is sorta kinda how it looks from my bunker here … Continue reading Winning the Peace: Defined Redux