Category Archives: Rest of World Military

A Change in Tactics

Apparently A-10 “Warthogs” dealing out death from the skies to bad guys wasn’t enough. The quote of the week:  “When God sends a Plague of Wild Boars against you, he’s done sending messages, and is now sending armored bacon.” [Emphasis … Continue reading

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Adding to the Absurdity

One of my frequent reads over at PJ Media is fellow (former) St Louisan Stephen Green at VodkaPundit (who “Covers the absurd in American politics,” and does it quite nicely from a libertarian frame of reference). I finally got a … Continue reading

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This Could Get Ugly

     I was a bit surprised to read Georgia had moved troops into South Ossetia and Russia had in turn moved troops in and had started bombing Georgia (CNN, FoxNews, Johnson’s Russia List (via e-mail)).      It’s like Bizarro-Kosovo/Serbia. 

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God Save the Prince!

     I was watching CNN International when the story broke that Prince Harry was RTBing from Afghanistan where he was apparently calling in airstrikes, which is the exact same job my Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) unit in Germany performed.  … Continue reading

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Whether or Not There’s Weather

     Today was the final day of our bilateral exercise.  The game plan for today was for our F-15Cs to join up with a four-ship of F-15Js from Chitose to play Red Air for another large-force employment exercise.  It was … Continue reading

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A Need for SEAD

     Scrappy and I got paired up again today to help a strike package perform a simulated attack on a surface-to-air missile site.  The plan was for a four ship of USAF F-15s and our two-ship of F-16CJs to take … Continue reading

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Counter Air – The Best Defense

     I learned today that sometimes the best defense is your opponents’ defense.      Scrappy, Cash, Bender, and I all went out to defend an imaginary lane in the sky today.  Four F-15Js from Chitose were to play our adversaries.  … Continue reading

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The New ASAT Race

    According to reports, China successfully tested and anti-satellite missile last week.  This barely seemed to get the media’s attention.  We as a nation are going to have to figure out quickly what our response will need to be to … Continue reading

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A Short Tribute to My Last Assignment’s Last Hurrah

     My friend Mad Max back in my last assingment in Germany had the good fortune to meet a man named Giro, a ranger in the Bundeswehr (the German Army).  Giro introduced Mad Max and our squadron to the German … Continue reading

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