U.S. Army mulls adopting a new camouflage pattern for uniforms. (Thanks to Ron G. for the link.) I think that this would be a good switch, since the current ACU pattern is a horrible compromise with insufficient contrast It look like a solid color, from past 60 yards. It reminds me of the old joke about the camel being “a horse, designed by committee.”
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Matt in Tennessee reminded me about a Steve’s Pages, a very useful web site with almost all the US and Canadian military manuals and many other usefual references on many subjects.
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Izzy mentioned an article in the New York Times about a ‘missing’ Russian cargo ship, the Arctic Sea. Izzy’s comments: “This sounds like a prequel to the novel One Second After [by William R. Forstchen]. The ship was originally presumed hijacked, but has now been ‘recovered’. Of interest is the comment made near the end of the article by Yulia Latynina, a leading Russian opposition journalist and commentator: “The Arctic Sea was carrying something, not timber and not from Finland, that necessitated some major work on the ship… …During two weeks of repair works in the Russian port of Kaliningrad just before the voyage, the ship’s bulkhead was dismantled so something very large could be loaded, To put it plainly: the Arctic Sea was carrying some sort of anti-aircraft or nuclear contraption intended for a nice, peaceful country like Syria, and they were caught with it.”