Monday Open Thread

Hellcat burning on the deck of the USS Lexington ca. 1942

Wednesday Open Thread 

A close-up of a British heavily armed patrol of L Detachment SAS in their jeeps, just back from a three month patrol, 18 Jan 1943. Source: Imperial War Museum.

Mother Of All Dumb Tweets

So, lately I’ve been seeing one liberal tweet after another that are all variations on the one above, whining about how much MOAB (the Mother of All Bombs) costs – and what we should be spending the money on instead – and they’re so stupid in so many ways that I don’t even know […]

Saturday Open Thread 

Dick Winters and Easy Company (Band of Brothers) at the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s residence.

Friday Open Thread

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly over Guam after launching from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations […]

Tuesday Open Thread

From the website StrategyPage:

This is not photoshopped. It happened in early 1989 off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. carrier Ranger and B-52s were holding joint exercises. At this time Russian Bears and Badgers would locate carriers and take photos. The Air Force was playing the role of the Russians and the carrier’s […]

Saturday Open Thread 

Tuesday Open Thread 

Painting of Sgt. 1st Class Michael R. Rodriguez by Pres. George W. Bush Great piece on Pres. Bush and his art here at a site called “Task and Purpose” […]

Saturday Open Thread 

Finally saw it. Well worth your time and money. 

Tuesday Open Thread

The Defeat of Ahmed Gragn by King Claudius on 21 February 1543 by Kegneketa Jemlieri Hailu of Gondar

on this date in 1543 a joint force of Portuguese soldiers and Ethipoian soldiers (led by King Gelawdewos — “Claudius”) defeated the Ottomans at The Battle of Wayna Daga.