July 29th, 2014
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thegreatwardaybyday:

29 July 1914 - Austria starts bombardment on Belgrade, capital of Serbia.

April 18th, 2014
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Avoid the mistake of those who meet with an extraordinary piece of good fortune, and are led on by hope to grasp at something further, through having already succeeded without expecting it…
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, 4.17.  Perhaps in reference to Vladimir Putin’s recent actions in Ukraine.
April 18th, 2014
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Engraved Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War.

Cowan’s Auctions

(Source: ultra-violence-blog)

Reblogged from The Political Notebook
April 11th, 2014
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Photo: Zawa, Central African Republic. Anti-balaka military patrol. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

@trdeghett’s “This Week in War”.

Reblogged from The Political Notebook
April 5th, 2014
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March 12th, 2014
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Reblogged from RETHINKING SECURITY
February 18th, 2014
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youlikeairplanestoo:

mr-x98:

su 37 perform cobra manoeuvre.

The always impressive “cobra” maneuver.

youlikeairplanestoo:

mr-x98:

su 37 perform cobra manoeuvre.

The always impressive “cobra” maneuver.

February 14th, 2014
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Baghdad: Romantic like Paris. Only not…
@A_Wiley_On (via sixwordwar)
Reblogged from Six Word War
January 17th, 2014
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bbcamerica:

Ian Fleming and the Creation of the First English Unit of Intelligence Commandos

Inspired by a specialized unit of German soldiers led by Otto Skorzeny, Fleming began to form the 30 Assault Unit in 1942. This unit was comprised of highly specialized soldiers who would often accompany or work ahead of the front line in raids.
Members of the 30AU were trained in unarmed combat and all manners of retrieving intelligence, including breaking and entering, safecracking and lock-picking. They specialized in undercover infiltrations of enemy territory in order to capture intelligence such as codes, documents, equipment or even personnel.
Fleming never fought with the unit, but he directed operations from behind the scenes. Under his leadership, the unit grew from 30 to 150 men. The group had more than 35 battle honors, and while it was disbanded in 1946, the 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group of the Royal Marines carries on their tradition today.

Read more about the real life Ian Fleming on the Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond blog at BBCAmerica.com.
Fleming premieres on BBC America on Wednesday January 29th at 10/9c.

bbcamerica:

Ian Fleming and the Creation of the First English Unit of Intelligence Commandos

Inspired by a specialized unit of German soldiers led by Otto Skorzeny, Fleming began to form the 30 Assault Unit in 1942. This unit was comprised of highly specialized soldiers who would often accompany or work ahead of the front line in raids.

Members of the 30AU were trained in unarmed combat and all manners of retrieving intelligence, including breaking and entering, safecracking and lock-picking. They specialized in undercover infiltrations of enemy territory in order to capture intelligence such as codes, documents, equipment or even personnel.

Fleming never fought with the unit, but he directed operations from behind the scenes. Under his leadership, the unit grew from 30 to 150 men. The group had more than 35 battle honors, and while it was disbanded in 1946, the 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group of the Royal Marines carries on their tradition today.

Read more about the real life Ian Fleming on the Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond blog at BBCAmerica.com.

Fleming premieres on BBC America on Wednesday January 29th at 10/9c.

Reblogged from BBC America on Tumblr
January 13th, 2014
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Reblogged from RETHINKING SECURITY
December 28th, 2013
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instagram:

Top Locations on Instagram in 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s once again time to look back on another amazing year on Instagram. It’s inspiring to see moments shared from all around the world, whether it’s a photo from your hometown or a video from your vacation. We took a look at the location trends to find the most-Instagrammed places of 2013.

Like last year, a popular location in Thailand tops the list. The Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน)—a massive shopping complex, movie theater and aquarium in Bangkok—was our top spot, edging out 2012’s most-Instagrammed place, Bangkok’s International Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport dropped to number nine, while the Eiffel Tower dropped off the top-ten list altogether. (See more from last year’s list here.)

New to the most-popular list in 2013: Walt Disney World, High Line and Central Park in New York City and the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.

The Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2013

  1. Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน) shopping mall, Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Times Square, New York
  3. Disneyland, California
  4. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
  5. Disney World Florida
  6. Staples Center, Los Angeles
  7. Central Park, New York
  8. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  9. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ, Bangkok, Thailand
  10. The High Line, New York

In the course of the past year, we’ve seen Instagram continue to grow across the globe. We’ve been amazed to see the community thrive in places like Indonesia, Russia and Brazil. 60% of Instagrammers are now sharing photos and videos from outside of the United States, so we wanted to also share the most-Instagrammed cities in the world.

The Most-Instagrammed Cities of 2013

  1. New York City, NY, USA
  2. Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Los Angeles, CA, USA
  4. London, UK
  5. São Paulo, Brazil
  6. Moscow, Russia
  7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  8. San Diego, CA, USA
  9. Las Vegas, NV, USA
  10. San Francisco, CA, USA
Reblogged from Instagram Blog
December 17th, 2013
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Reblogged from RETHINKING SECURITY
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