Join 3,574 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

12 posts tagged with war by stbalbach.
Displaying 1 through 12 of 12.

Related tags:
+ (692)
+ (207)
+ (202)
+ (198)
+ (172)
+ (160)
+ (155)
+ (140)
+ (126)
+ (104)
+ (85)
+ (71)
+ (68)
+ (67)
+ (67)
+ (66)
+ (64)
+ (61)
+ (58)
+ (58)
+ (56)
+ (55)
+ (55)
+ (51)
+ (51)
+ (50)
+ (48)
+ (47)
+ (47)
+ (46)
+ (45)
+ (42)
+ (40)
+ (38)
+ (38)
+ (38)
+ (38)
+ (37)
+ (37)
+ (35)
+ (35)
+ (34)
+ (34)
+ (33)
+ (32)
+ (32)
+ (31)
+ (31)
+ (31)
+ (29)
+ (29)
+ (28)
+ (28)
+ (28)
+ (28)
+ (28)
+ (27)
+ (27)
+ (27)
+ (26)


Users that often use this tag:
homunculus (134)
y2karl (71)
Postroad (44)
amberglow (44)
digaman (41)
zarq (31)
the man of twists ... (24)
chunking express (18)
Artw (17)
kliuless (16)
owillis (16)
skallas (15)
insomnia_lj (14)
goodnewsfortheinsane (14)
specialk420 (13)
troutfishing (13)
Joe Beese (13)
stbalbach (12)
fold_and_mutilate (12)
kirkaracha (12)
XQUZYPHYR (12)
adamvasco (12)
matteo (11)
mathowie (11)
mr_crash_davis (11)
madamjujujive (11)
gman (11)
mapalm (10)
Ignatius J. Reilly (10)
four panels (10)
tellurian (10)
nickyskye (9)
xowie (9)
nthdegx (9)
thedailygrowl (9)
The Jesse Helms (9)
Smedleyman (8)
infini (8)
Voyageman (7)
srboisvert (7)
semmi (7)
Ty Webb (7)
turbanhead (7)
Brandon Blatcher (7)
reenum (7)
The Whelk (7)
netbros (6)
raaka (6)
bas67 (6)
acrobat (6)
mediareport (6)
languagehat (6)
psmealey (6)
empath (6)
Chinese Jet Pilot (6)
unliteral (6)
Fiasco da Gama (6)
nofundy (5)
sheauga (5)
mwhybark (5)

Let's be clear: Russia is invading Ukraine right now

Russia has invaded Ukraine opening a second front to the south to open a land-bridge between Russia and Crimea. The Southern Front Catastrophe – August 27, 2014 translated from Ukraine has military details. Map of Operations Aug 10-27 (detail Mariupol and detail Lugansk pink/red is separatists). So far it's been a stealth invasion and slow escalation, today Russian troops, armor columns and artillery have openly crossed the border (video). Thousands more Russian troops are amassed. Ukraine has announced a reinstatement of the draft to commence in the Fall, and is demanding EU military assistance. An emergency UN meeting is currently in session (the 24th). Russia claims "No Russian forces are crossing in any point the border of Ukraine."
posted by stbalbach on Aug 28, 2014 - 359 comments

Vice in the Islamic State

Vice has obtained "unprecedented access" inside the Islamic State in a 5-part documentary The Islamic State. War photographer and corespondent Medyan Dairieh spent weeks alone among the Jihadists. Other films by Dairieh include Rebels of the Bridge, and A City Left in Ruins: The Battle for Aleppo
posted by stbalbach on Aug 12, 2014 - 97 comments

MANPADS proliferation

Surface-to-air missile proliferation in Syria has become something to watch. [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Nov 29, 2012 - 44 comments

Syrian war in video

Watching Syria's War [Caution: war]. The New York Times is posting video coming out of the Syrian Civil War with context and background: Street Fighting in Allepo (related), Crusader Castle Becomes Rebel Redoubt (AFP report), Tank Stalking, Harrowing ride through the streets of Homs. The online video has "allowed the war to be documented like no other", according to the Times, presumably because of the ubiquity of video cameras among the fighters and access to the Internet.
posted by stbalbach on Aug 1, 2012 - 45 comments

Pentagon: computer virus an "act of war", can respond with military force

'The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.'
posted by stbalbach on May 31, 2011 - 88 comments

War-porn clearinghouse

Real Military Flix. Documentaries, combat clips, full-length movies. For all your warporn needs. Iraq/Afghanistan firefights. The Great War etc..
posted by stbalbach on Jun 26, 2008 - 6 comments

"The Worst Addiction of Them All"

"The Worst Addiction of Them All", by Kurt Vonnegut, 1983. A classic and prescient essay on addiction to war.
posted by stbalbach on Feb 1, 2008 - 19 comments

The Beast of Omaha

63 years ago today, 20-year old German lance-corporal Hein Severloh was armed with a rifle, a machine gun and 16,000 rounds of ammo when American forces landed in the early morning hours off Omaha Beach on D-Day. During the next nine-hour "Longest Day", Severloh gunned down up to 3,000 Americans before running out of ammo, making him personally responsible for about three-quarters of all casualties at Omaha Beach, comparable in scale to 9/11 or the Iraq War. Nicknamed The Beast of Omaha, today he says "I never wanted to be in the war. I never wanted to be in France. I never wanted to be in that bunker firing a machine gun. Thinking about it makes me want to throw up."
posted by stbalbach on Jun 6, 2007 - 127 comments

How Iraq and climate change threw the right into disarray

How Iraq and climate change threw the right into disarray.
posted by stbalbach on Jan 23, 2007 - 42 comments

A new Cold War with Russia

W Joseph Stroup believes we are headed to a new Cold War. It may be triggered when Russia attacks the West's Achilles' heel (part II: Russia tips the balance) and a Russian oil grab 'puts western supplies at risk'.
posted by stbalbach on Nov 26, 2006 - 39 comments

NATO's secret armies

The Puzzling Story of NATO's Secret Armies During the Cold War: Just What Were They Up to? Secret stay-behind armies served a dual purpose during the Cold War: They were to prepare for a communist Soviet invasion and occupation of Western Europe, and – also in the absence of an invasion – for an “emergency situation.” Further detailed in the book Nato's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe by Daniele Ganser.
posted by stbalbach on Jul 10, 2005 - 11 comments

war reporting

The War is about to Start and for those of us without a TV we are part of a grand experiment to see if we can be as well informed. According to this Reuters article, Radio had World War II, Television had Vietnam, Cable TV had the Gulf War and now, the Internet may have the U.S. war with Iraq...reporters and producers with wireless laptops and handheld digital cameras will file reports from battlefields and military installations. Cameras are at key locations for live feeds 24 hours a day. Interactive, 3-D maps will update troop movements, casualties and weapons used. ''You're combining the speed of television with the depth of print,'' says Mitch Gelman, executive producer of CNN.com. ''This could define how future wars are covered.'' (more inside)
posted by stbalbach on Mar 19, 2003 - 19 comments

Page: 1