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Fire for Effect

Happy Tuesday, everyone. I’ve been at a briefing on Iran all morning so while I digest that I thought I’d give you this awesome picture of a Soviet Lun-class ekranoplan firing one of its six massive P-270 Mosquito anti-ship missiles while speeding over what’s likely the Caspian Sea sometime in the late 1980s or 1990s. […]

  Here’s your thurdsay Iran update. If you haven’t seen it, someone blew up yet another Iranian nuclear scientist. This is the fourth scientist to die from a car bombing in Iran in the last two years. According to multiple news accounts 32 year old Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan and his bodyguard were killed when someone drove […]

Air Force Now Has the MOP

by John Reed on November 15, 2011

Rogue states with nascent nuclear weapon programs (cough, Iran, cough), consider yourselves on notice. The Air Force has started taking delivery of Massive Ordnance Penetrators. Yup, the 30,000-pound bunker busters, known as MOPs, designed to penetrate 30 stories of reinforced concrete. (Oh, and the massive bomb’s name is almost as charged as the term, Pre-Dawn […]

This is interesting, the high-cost of using some of the world’s most advanced fighter jets in Libya against Gadhafi’s joke of a military has led some NATO allies to consider buying cheap light attack planes similar to the ones the United States wanted to buy to fight insurgencies. NATO’s chief targeteer for the Libyan campaign […]

Happy Birthday, Marine Corps

by John Reed on November 10, 2011

Happy 236th birthday, Marines! Above you’ll the see the official Marine Corps birthday video. Click through the jump to watch two more video tributes to the Corps’ that I like better. Be sure to turn the sound up on the first one at the 1:45 mark — just make sure you’re wearing headphones if you’re […]