Author Archives: Pat Lang

Thanksgiving in the Field – 1863 from “Death Piled Hard” reposted 2022

One of my pre-occupations is the cycle of novels that I wrote concerned with what I think I learned in life.  It is set in the American Civil War and called “Strike the Tent.”  Why?  If I knew why perhaps I could … Continue reading

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“Bison’s relocation to Native lands revives a spiritual bond”

“Collectively those tribes manage over 20,000 buffalo on tribal lands,” said Troy Heinert, a Rosebud Sioux Tribe member who serves as executive director of the InterTribal Buffalo Council, based in Rapid City, South Dakota. “Our goal and mission is to … Continue reading

Posted in Gastronomie, Religion | 6 Comments

AAA is back.

“Using big, expensive long-range surface-to-air missiles, known as SAMs, to stop a low-tech drone such as a quadcopter is like using an elephant gun to stop a flea. The increasing reliance on relatively slow, low-flying missiles and aircraft has made flak … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Russia, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 5 Comments

Iranian drones are made with NATO parts

“The Iranian drones that Russia has used to attack military targets and civilians in Ukraine are built with parts almost exclusively made by companies with headquarters in the United States, Europe and Asia, according to a report issued Tuesday by a weapons … Continue reading

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“La Grande Fete de Merci Donnant” Buchwald – reposted 2022

“They landed at a place called Plymouth (once a famous voiture Americaine ) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai ) in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing … Continue reading

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“Russia’s Pointless Attacks In Bakhmut Are Running Into A Wall Of Ukrainian Artillery”

“There were weird exceptions. For reasons that defy military logic, Russian troops in a few eastern sectors not only stayed in place—they attacked. These isolated Russian assaults—call them “countercounterattacks”—so far have not resulted in meaningful territorial gains for the Russians. They … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 13 Comments

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Eutelsat 10B

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SpX-26 launch

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“… Artemis spacecraft reaches the Moon”

“Nasa’s Orion spacecraft reached the Moon’s orbit on Monday, flying over Tranquility Base where Neil Armstrong walked 53 years ago. The Artemis mission launched its test flight last Wednesday, the first time an astronaut-class spacecraft has ventured into lunar orbit since the … Continue reading

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 ” … a sign they’re planning for more retreats, UK intel says.”

“In a Friday intelligence update, Britain’s defense ministry shared that after Russian forces withdrew from Kherson, they have prioritized reorganizing, refitting, and assuming defense preparations across different areas of eastern and southern Ukraine that are still controlled by Putin’s occupying troops.  … Continue reading

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