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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Weekend Reading


CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday takes a look a special hero.

Steeljaw Scribe looks at naval aviation during the Allied invasion of Normandy (which went on for more than one day, in case you've misremembered).

SJS also has a nice post on the latest success story in ballistic missile interception here.

Chap get promoted and says it's terminal. There is a great deal of power in knowing that...if applied properly.

John Rosenthal finds Germany issuing a stern whine to Iran.

Dr. Walid Phares warns about premature speculation that al Qaeda is dead . Weakened and wobbling, but... at The Counterterrorism Blog.

UPDATE: Added way cool photo. Captions:
A modified Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) Block IV interceptor is launched Thursday, June 5, 2008 from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency test to intercept a short-range ballistic missile target. The missile intercepted the target approximately 12 miles above the Pacific Ocean 100 miles west of Kauai, Hawaii on the Pacific Missile Range Facility. This was the second successful intercept in two attempts of the sea-based terminal capability and the fourteenth overall successful test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program. U.S. Navy photo by the Missile Defense Agency (Released)

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