Some stuff I wanted to get to but just won’t make it today.
Jason passed along an interesting article on China’s Top Guns. The Chinese are making great strides in equipping their air forces. But can they achieve any significant level of operational training?
You’re a LTC that passes the command selection board for battalion level command. But the Army G-1 drops you from consideration. Is that common? Maybe. Especially if you’re the guy that ignited a firestorm for giving a class on Islamic extremism at National Defense University.
Any O-5s here want to weigh in?
There have been a slew of reports that a soldier reported missing in action for 44 years has been found living in Vietnam. I didn’t post anything because I was pretty damn skeptical. Looks like I may have had reason to be.
The MC-130E Combat Talon I has gone to a well earned retirement. Combat Talon II and others continue to serve.