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Wow - that was a life well lived. Impressive
1 week ago on Larry Thorne: Three Wars Under Three Flags
Right to the heart of it Chief. Well said.
Your are carrying the torch well.
1 week, 4 days ago on SOFREP on Newsmax TV Discussing Benghazi
Thanks for the update Mike,
Rest in Peace Warriors. I imagine this story will not get much coverage due to it's mission scope...a little bit out of the Laos playbook.
Please keep all in your prayers and keep us in the loop if possible.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on MC-12 Liberty Down in Afghanistan
I do have knack for seeing talent. Been great fun and an eye opening experience for me.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 1,000 Posts Into the SOFREP Story
Jack - awesome milestone. Considering I "followed" you over here from Eeben Barlow's site it really has been a helluva ride...
Thanks for the article Nick - it is good to keep things in perspective. Shock is definitely a wild animal and is very hard to predict where it will go.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Fear of IEDs in America!
Dang - that's right. About 1/5 of the way into Delta Force or so...I wonder if SOFREP can find an insider who can sell ice cubes to eskimos (but is not necessarily an expert) to get this pushed someplace...just like Colonel Beckwith was gifted a pitch man to get the Delta concept through after they had worked up all the architecture of it. I guess it is not a coincidence that I am in the middle of that one with Mike Ritlands latest...hmmmm
4 weeks ago on A Response to Linda Robinson’s “Future of SOF”
Jack - that is truly an extraordinary write-up. The wrap-up summary pointing back towards the Scouts with the middle meat explaining why direct action is so important circa 2005-2011 is the best bit of writting on the subject I have ever seen.
Very well done.
I hope this is getting a grade as well at Colunbia, I doubt they could ever see better.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on A Response to Linda Robinson’s “Future of SOF”
Ah heck...just stretching the neurons. I see this stuff in my sleep. Excellent info all around. Definitely love SOFREP for everyone here and all the awesome comments/content.
1 month ago on What Do You Do If Caught In a Bombing?
Excellent points all - (without having a major IITAR issue here since we are purely discussing academics here) depending on what effect you desire. Tamping is generally used to increase the shock effect of a detonation (shock is truly a wild animal and very difficult to tame in a controlled manner) where the pressure rise trick is used, to a point, to up the burn rate of a powder (which is roughly 1/6 the rate of detonation of an explosive as a rule of thumb) and counteract the effects of heat loss in a vessel before it bursts inflicting shrapnel effects. The assumption here is no Deflagration-to Detonation transition which invokes a different type of energy transfer to the metal pressure vessel walls. The Texas City disaster in the 40's is a prime example of this sort of mass event...
The best visual for explosive tamping is a depth charge in water damaging a ship 2-3 kilometers from the drop site. The "water trick" is used all over the place in shock application and is just easier for me to visualize than backfill on a blast charge - which is very effective in it's own right as you noted.
Different at a molecular level but similar in the timescale of milliseconds (instead of microseconds in a detonation event) as to its macro effects.
Wow - I am humbled. That was extraordinary.
1 month ago on Navy SEAL Sniper
Interesting - though gunpoowder is not technically an explosive, and it is a rather prrimitive propellant, the "tamping effect" is really just adding more energy to be released by upping the prressure in a fixed volume. Think pineapple grenades....
Tamping is truly something different altogether when working with a true detonation event.
Yep - he has turned to attack.
Excellent common sense approach - Thanks
What I am poking at is that it wold not be a 50/50 split like the 1860's. I do not see some crazed dictator state happening here. Out men in arms are way too honorable to dump the Constitution so easily.
But it would be very ugly in places - a level of carnage not ever seen on this continent.
Add in the mass-murder in Boston today and the peace here is very fragile.
1 month ago on The Long Shadow Of Katrina
The effects would be frightening beyond belief. We forget that there was warning for Katrina, and the neighboring states got hit just as hard without lots of whining (see Recon6's comments about Florida). An EMP attack would bbe lightning quick and the large metro areas would be eating each other within days.As to repeating history we are doing it but with very refined weapons and tactics from Iraq/Afghanistan. This would not be the civil war with single shot rifles...or current day Sarajevo. It will be ugly. I have faith 90% of the military would disobey orders.We won't see the gerneals split like the 1860.
That is one of the most frightening posts ever here. With gun control in debate in the Senate along with immigration reform do we all see a pattern? Ouch
Dang - this sounds like something that all companies should be doing to get their people in the game....
1 month, 1 week ago on It’s all mental… And about giving to the Green Beret Foundation
Check out Dalecomstock.com and watch his interview with Allen West....He went straight from the 82nd to Delta at like 23 yrs of age....and he is Mr. Delta Force, the American Badass.
1 month, 1 week ago on Shaping the World from the Shadows: The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force, Post-9/11 (Part 5)
Rest In Peace Warrior. We are less for your passing.
1 month, 1 week ago on Pararescueman (PJ) KIA in eastern Afghanistan