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Author Topic: Blog Watch, anyone?  (Read 7697 times)
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« on: 21 April 2009, 19:46:43 »
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I think we need to install a Blog Watch, i.e. a forum (or sub forum e.g. in "War+Conflict On The Internet") where we members watch and update interesting stuff from other forums.

Following I have on my radar that I read regularily and that I would consider worthwile following:

- http://donvandergriff.wordpress.com
- http://newwars.wordpress.com/
- http://thinkprogress.org/
- http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/
- http://kingsofwar.wordpress.com/
- http://wingsoveriraq.blogspot.com/
- http://warisboring.com/
- http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/
- http://blog.wired.com/defense/
- http://armchairgeneralist.typepad.com/my_weblog/
- http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.com/
- http://kotare.typepad.com/thestrategist/

Anybody has other interesting blogs?

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« Reply #1 on: 21 April 2009, 20:34:00 »
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A whole list of mil blogs needs some scruiny, currently myself do not have the time, anyone?:

http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/BLOG/blogs/Bloggers.aspx

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« Reply #2 on: 21 April 2009, 20:40:26 »
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And some more:

- http://news.cnet.com/military-tech/?tag=blgs.list

- http://worldwidewarpigs.blogspot.com/

- http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/  smallclap

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« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2009, 09:25:32 »
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http://warisboring.com/?p=2108

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« Reply #4 on: 7 June 2009, 15:36:23 »
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and another one to follow:

http://informationdissemination.blogspot.com

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« Reply #5 on: 19 June 2009, 14:56:24 »
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http://defense-technologynews.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #6 on: 18 August 2009, 18:55:43 »
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Our member "Solideo" has made a nice site ´(in Spanish, though) about the Spanish Legion :

http://www.solideo.es/

Whenever I will find the time I will work on a translation to English, it is great material there, from an insider.

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« Reply #7 on: 29 August 2009, 01:24:37 »
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Our member "Solideo" has made a nice site ´(in Spanish, though) about the Spanish Legion :

http://www.solideo.es/

Whenever I will find the time I will work on a translation to English, it is great material there, from an insider.

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Thanks Rattler, actually no more than 15-20% exposed. when I have time I will dive into reporting the rest. Probably 2nd step is addig real photo supports and probably later to translate into English. Actually webmaster has linked it to a Legion forum that´s just being made by a friend (so incomplete and headless, but beginnings are hard, you know)

PS: Important: Need actualized report on your Canadian campaigng  Grijns.

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« Reply #8 on: 4 April 2010, 10:23:10 »
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I have the Military Technology.
I can post the news items from that mag here but I need to have a seperate forum.
Mil tech monthly shows a list with news about contracts and orders placed for the various defense industries.
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« Reply #9 on: 4 April 2010, 10:58:09 »
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Stoffel, we have to stick with the WaT forum. I have no time/money currently to make a new, special contract forum parrallel to WaT.

I would suggest you to post that stuff in WaT (why do you not want to? Its a good place also for "dry" matter?), I would for starters post contract stuff into Military News http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/the-military-newsflash!/, when there is so much of it that it starts clogging we always can make a sub-board with a name that fits the material collected. Tech related stuff from engineering/functional POV goes into the appropriate tech board.

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I have the Military Technology.
I can post the news items from that mag here but I need to have a seperate forum.
Mil tech monthly shows a list with news about contracts and orders placed for the various defense industries.

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« Reply #10 on: 4 April 2010, 12:55:22 »
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LOL,

I meant a seperate section at Wat divided into the main continents.
That way you can keep an eye out at every major continent to see whats happening Smiley
Example:

Europe
America
Asia
Africa
I can post updates every month.
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« Reply #11 on: 30 December 2011, 00:35:05 »
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Here another blog that I found fascinating to scroll through; "A Soldier´s Stories". The author titles it "On writing in general and stories relating to my 23 years in the US Army and 30 years in Las Vegas" and comes up with interesting tidbits especially about his time in Europe, here one example:

http://lvcabbie.blogspot.com/2011/12/end-of-my-first-army-tour-of-duty.html

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« Reply #12 on: 6 January 2012, 22:07:56 »
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Next blog I have read through, interesting I think for expecially ex USMC here, in an auto descriptive post the author said:

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-snip- ...blog about my personal experiences as a US Marine combat correspondent in Afghanistan. I took photos and patrolled hundreds of miles with troops from ISAF ranging from the British Royal Marines to the French Foreign Legion.
http://johnscottrafoss.blogspot.com/


Here one of those entries that make the blog worthwile reading from my POV, even if punctution and interdiction are not perfect:

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Why it is hard to pick up chicks in Afghanistan

The problem with picking up chicks in Afghanistan. First of all, all of the locals are hands off. As atheists and foreigners, we are not allowed to even acknowledge their presence. If a soldier talked to one, the girl could expect a stoning and the soldier an IED.

But there are some romantic advantages in Afghanistan. We live in the 21st Century. There are lots of Woman from America, and the other 40 something different armies that make up the rest of NATO from Europe.

Chicks dig guns and everyone has at least one.

You can take a girl through a mid-day walk with guns through an old fashion heroin farm. Afterwards, you can take her to a an Pizza Restaurant or chit chat it up at a Coffee Shop at Kandahar. If you are lucky enough to visit Northern Afghanistan, expect dozens of German bars and dance clubs, pouring with booze. Awesome and legendary parties. Equal to Rutgers University in Jersey.

I remember one such experience. I had just finished eating and lit up a cigarette outside the chow hall on a some deck. Sitting across from me was a pretty little Asian girl in a military uniform and supped up M4 assault rifle. Her rifle was better than mine. I wanted to maybe talk to her, but she was an officer. I thought about interviewing her for a news story as a reason to talk to her. But I did not.

The next day I left the area for a new one. A month passes. I read on the internet that she was killed in action. It was another reminder of war.


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