Sicily Jump Zone....120 pounds of combat gear per Paratrooper....gaining Division Ready Brigade status....
Great propaganda video of a Brigade in the 82nd getting DRB certified.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
APA has a network of friends and allies that is truly impressive. They have Sweetman at Ares and Aviation Week. They have this piss ant, Boeder, who hails from the European continent. And finally they have ELP. ELP is perhaps the most dangerous of their associates. Why? Because Sweetman will be reigned in by fellow writers at Ares/Aviation Week. Boeder is a marginal character that is attempting to gain attention by bombarding the press with his articles but is luckily have little luck. APA has marginalized themselves to such an extent that no one takes them seriously anymore and every study that they produce is picked at and torn to shreds. Which leaves us with ELP as being the most dangerous. Why? He has a blog that has a following. He is a noted critic. And finally he has a large soapbox to preach from since he is also a moderator over at F16.net. Anyway, it seems that APA is on another news making spree and ELP has linked to the story. You can read the madness here. Latest claim? That the F-35 is going to destroy the budget of not only the Air Force but the entire Department of Defense. Their has to be a treatment for what they're suffering from....
F-35 JSF: Becoming Your Own Peer Threat1 . . .While Killing Off the “Best Bang for the Buck” Option - the F-22A Raptor
Air Power Australia - Australia's Independent Defence Think Tank
PS. This is the second letter to the United States Secretary of Defense in a couple of weeks. When does it switch from attempting to inform to outright stalking???? LOL!http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-NOTAM-111109-1.html
A terrorist in the ranks, a financial meltdown of global proportions, deficits for as far as the eye can see, two wars ongoing, societal meltdown and we are distracted (myself included) by a short dress on a silly college student. We're screwed.