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The Lexicans · 1h ago

Fair and Balanced

By lex, on June 22nd, 2011 Last week we learned that our Pakistani allies were rounding up some of the usual suspects on suspicion of having provided the US with information on Osama bin Lad...
The Lexicans · 1h ago

Misplaced Priorities

By lex, on June 14th, 2011 Pakistan’s ISI has finally gotten around to capturing the true miscreants responsible the revealed presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad: Pakistan’s top milita...
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The Glory Hole

By lex, on June 10th, 2011 Between July and November 1916, Commonwealth and French troops engaged the Kaiser’s forces in the disastrously bloody Battle of the Somme, a campaign that cost the...
The Lexicans · 2h ago

A Reminder That I Am Getting Older

Although I was not sent to Vietnam, a lot from that era is still raw with me. Doesn’t take much to bring it back up. Some months ago, PBS I believe, ran a program on the life of Janis Joplin...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Navy Cross

By lex, on June 10th, 2011 Two Marines will receive the nation’s second highest award for valor for their conduct during a bloody ambush  * in eastern Afghanistan in 2009: Fabayo, then a fir...
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Punishing Certainties

By lex, on June 8th, 2011 Courtesy of occasional reader Trapper, the thoughts of Major General Buster Howes, Royal Marines, OBE, as expressed to the Royal United Services Institute: ‘If you’...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

Bonus Aircraft

By lex, on June 6th, 2011 A Pakistani Air Force F-16 pilot on exchange with the Turkish Air Force gives some interesting insights into the PAF’s procurement and tactical strategies: * Q 16: ...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

Go Down Hard

By lex, on June 3rd, 2011 Gurkha Cpl. Dipprasad Pun thought his life was ending. He decided to make it count: Cpl Pun, from the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was presented with the ...
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RLTW

By lex, on June 2nd, 2011 Meet Army SFC Leroy Arthur Petry, the second living awardee of the Medal of Honor: Recognizing the threat that the enemy grenade posed to his fellow Rangers, Petry ...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Deep Stall

By lex, on May 31st, 2011 On the weekend gig, I introduce the guest pilots to the notion of aerodynamic stall. Some of them get a gleam of fear in their eyes when they hear the word “stall”,...