Derp Wars: The Phantom Doctrine -
As an exclusive to my loyal readers, I am sharing some excerpts from the draft script of the newest installment of the Derp Wars saga, Derp Wars: The Phantom Doctrine.
Previous Derp Wars films tackled the subject of drones (Derp Wars: Attack Of The Drones), counterinsurgency (Derp Wars:…
Scene from a Friend’s Morning Walk.
Italian bounding anti-personnel fragmentation mine in southern Iraq, near the border with Iran, not far, “from the purported Garden of Eden.”
The Valmara 69. Know your weapons. And how they linger. These are remnants from the Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988.
A church with a dark sense of humor. http://ift.tt/1emiYqK
A Navy F-18 driver gives a wave to the crowd at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Airshow. Nice capture by Mike. Used with permission.
The Fairy of Eagle Nebula
Image Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA), ESA, NASA
Yes, even rotary wings get love from time to time on YLAT! Especially when they belong to the 160th SOAR.
A U.S. Soldier with the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment conducts a safety check from the ramp of an MH-47 Special Operations Chinook helicopter, over Everette, Wash., Aug. 26, 2013. The flight was part of a historic flight with a World War II B-25 Bomber and a U.S. Navy AT-6 training aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Daniel Hill/Released).
(Source: airvisual, via xizooor)
Big giant and small insect.
Simon Parkin remembers Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi: http://nyr.kr/19lkPZy
“Beyond the numbers, Yamauchi, who died this week at the age of eighty-five, was both the architect and the savior of the video-game industry as we know it today.”
Photograph: Asahi Shimbun/Getty
ShortFormBlog: Brazilian hacktivist protesting NSA hits NASA instead -
- The Plan A Brazilian hacktivist vandalized 13 U.S. government websites last week, posting messages condemning the NSA for, amongst other things, secretly monitoring the Brazilian president’s phone conversations. (Sample message: “Stop spy on us! The Brazilian population do not support your…
RETHINKING SECURITY: An Excess of Adaptation, or a Deficit of Huntington? -
At the National Interest, Gian P. Gentile has a column attacking what he views as the Army’s undue obsession with “learning and adapting.” Now why would one have a problem with learning and adapting? Here is how Gentile characterizes the issue:
The idea of “learning and adapting” in war,…
US is closer than you think -
When Australians have a lot of contact with Americans, they quickly realise how much they have in common. But sooner or later there’s an unsettling realisation that the two peoples are also seriously different.
The Duffel Blog: READER STORY -
So today I was leaving medical and started talking to a random Corporal who parked his bike next to mine. Come the end of the conversation, he said to me “Did you hear about the Sergeant that’s getting kicked out?”
I wasn’t sure of what he was getting at, so I asked him to continue. “Yeah, our…