Operation Northwoods “You can understand history, or you can trust the government – but you can’t do both. This is a statement that Southerners have understood for more than a century. Those that have served the American Empire in its futile military escapades are usually in tune with this sentiment. Of course, I don’t…
I remember reading Congo Mercenary while deployed many moons back. This guy was the stuff of legend.
H/T Mason Dixon Survivalist Association Not to be confused with the Russian BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV).
Know Your History.
William Morgan, The American Comandante If you are a Cold War/Espionage/Guerilla Warfare History buff and have not heard the tale of William Morgan, well you definitely need to watch this documentary. American Experience, Season 28, Episode 3 (Please remember to use VPN and Ad Blocker).
H/T American Partisan
M60: Its Purpose, Mechanics, and Development Two scenes come to mind for the venerable M60: The first is one of my favorite childhood movies of all time, First Blood. Watching John Rambo eradicate that town in Washington with that M60 he swiped out of the back of the deuce-and-a-half was pure poetry! The second…
The Rhodesian Vest, Fireforce Style (a YBH tale) Pretty cool little piece of history.
H/T WRSA The Malayan Emergency, and what it can Teach us about today’s American Emergency A large part of current U.S. COIN doctrine (Counter-Insurgency) that was re-vamped and rolled out around 2006 to ground pounders in Iraq and A-Stan is based upon the lessons learned by the British during the Malayan Emergency. Think Tankers…