The Yom Kippur War began today...
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Take a man and put him alone
Put him twelve thousand miles from home
Empty his heart of all but his blood
Make him live in sweat in mud
This is the life I have to live
This the soul to the devil I give
You have your parties and drink your beer
While young men are dying over here
Plant your signs on the white house lawn
"Lets all get out of Vietman"
Use your signs and have your fun
then you refuse to use a gun
There's nothing else for you to do
Then I'm supposed to die for you
There is one thing that you don't know
and thats where I think you should go
I'm already here and it's too late
I've traded all my love just for hate
I'll hate you till the day I die
You made me hear my buddy cry
I saw his leg and his blood shed
then I heard them say "This one's dead"
It was a large price for him to pay
to let you live another day
He had the guts to fight and die
to keep the freedom you live by
By his dying your life he buys
but who gives a damn if a marine dies
Found in the pocket of a dead marine – Quang Tri Providence,Vietnam
7 JUNE 1969
Rest in peace Steve Jobs...but remember...
Remember your Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen that are in harms way.
Steve brought you entertainment.
The military is fighting and dying for you.
Give a damn when one of them dies.
Check it out here but this part is telling...
The amphibious fleet of the US is in high demand because they are the most flexible ships in the US arsenal, but is seen as and is given a low priority by leaders in the US Navy with the total amphibious force now 15% below clearly articulated bare minimum size and 25% below stated requirement size. For whatever reason, both Congress and the DoD are watching the Avondale shipyard that builds amphibious ships go out of business due to lack of work.
What is the plan to address these problems, because all indications are there is no plan.
I got curious because I had never seen it. I knew of ArmorWorks but had no idea that they were working on this type of vehicle.
The Hyena is out of the UK branch of ArmorWork, this is good news for them and even better news for that country. The UK appears to be the new home for specialized special ops vehicles...or they're at least working to carve out that niche.