Data showed that while the Taliban can be canny and brave in combat their rifle fire is often remarkably ineffective.
The factors at play:
- Limited knowledge of marksmanship fundamentals
- A frequent reliance on automatic fire from assault rifles
- The poor condition of many of those rifles
- Old and mismatched ammunition that is also in poor condition
- Widespread eye problems and uncorrected vision
- The difficulties faced by a scattered force in organizing quality training
Full story at NY Times – HERE
NOTE: In the Taliban picture I used, I thought it was pretty hilarious how the guy 2nd from the end is armed with a crock pot.
Check out the whole set – HERE
Quite a few of the pictures show Marines who have tattoos all down their arms. Judging by the Marine Corps. tattoo policy, June 1, 2010 is the cuttoff in order to be grandfathered in, because the most recent version of the policy strictly prohibits “sleeve” tattoos.
I wonder what happens if someone violates the policy? My guess is they get booted out.
There is an interesting article over at usmc.mil regarding the new tattoo policy. It appears that having tattoos is a bad personal choice when it comes to your career, if you are in the USMC.
Jasmine was so happy in the Aladdin movie, look at her now:
Aladdin came out of the closet, and left her for the genie. Now she looks pissed off because she was forced to take up arms to defend the middle east.
I’m not quite sure about that terrible trigger discipline (times 2, considering she has both her index and middle finger on the trigger)
Also, she’s going to be unpleasantly surprised when she finds out that the ammunition she has draped over her shoulder, is not compatible with her M-16A1.
You can check out the full “Fallen Princesses” set – HERE (they are all awesome, but there are no other gun related ones)
Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder not only documents the war in Afghanistan with traditional digital cameras, he also used an iPhone camera, carried in his flak jacket pocket, coupled with a Polaroid film filter application to photograph the daily lives of Marines, Afghan soldiers and fellow journalists during the military offensive in Marjah, Afghanistan.
Check out the whole set – HERE
What a neat idea to use the iPhone; the pictures are very unique looking. When scrolling through the pictures it was easy to forget that they were current, and not from Vietnam or another war a few decades ago.
Shake It Photo is the application which the photographer used. It’s only 99cents in case you want to try it out.
Thanks to Steven S for emailing me the link!
The combination of television, the internet, and law enforcement is very powerful:
I was kind of surprised to find out they only have caught 17 guys off the FBI’s most wanted list since 1988. I supposed those guys are the worst of the worse though, cause he goes on to say they caught thousands more criminals.
Really neat how the advances in technology are flushing some of the scumbags out.
Do any of you guys that are in law enforcement have any stories to share about how the internet helped you catch a bad guy?
Hat Tip: Simon from Bloggasm (clever name for a blog!)
This is absolutely priceless:
Awesome camera work, music, and editing!
I like Kimmel’s choice of the Beretta 92