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* Sea Knight down; 5th copter in 18 days (background) * Double the IEDs in Iraq * Air war picks up; 10K CAS missions in ’06 * Early, bad “signs” for would-be killer astronaut… * … her sudden descent * Yikes! Giant cyberattack * Israel talking up Iran strike * All kinds of fraud at […]

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Rapid Fire 02/06/07

by hambling on February 6, 2007

* Astronaut kidnap! * “Pimp my cascade“ * Africa Command stands up * MRE = malnutrition? * Friendly fire cockpit vid * GoogleMaps spies Blackbird * NYT eyes orbital debris * Contractors gobbling up the gov’t * “The briefcase that changed the world“ * Raptor to Japan? * “La la la la la! I can’t […]

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* Pentagon’s tank-sized budget (more to come, later today) * McMaster, Kilcullen in Petraeus “dream team“ * Troops uncover uniform stash in Iraq * Anbar’s “baking tray” bombs * NYT flies Iraqi air (background) * Milblogging king deploys, again * Welcome home celebrations cut * Surfers’ nuke tech * Plea deal in MySpace murder (background) […]

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Rapid Fire 02/02/07

by hambling on February 2, 2007

* Pentagon budget $30B short * Gloomy intel estimate for Iraq * DHS won’t give locals terror info * $10K rewards to dis global warning * Israel picks rocket defense * DoD finagles casualty count * Boston, city of wimps * Conventional Tridents, extra dead (background) * Spec Ops’ pack mules * Tax man kills […]

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Rapid Fire 02/01/07

by hambling on February 1, 2007

* House GOP: space weapons, please * Sat-killer history * Bush: “That satellite that was blown out of the sky… The Chinese didn’t do it. Cheney was out hunting again.“ * Security woes at NSA listening post? * Nuke cage match: Wonk duo vs. Weekly Standard * “Richter Scale for the Information Revolution“ * Pic: […]

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