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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

here's a novel idea, fighting war with alternative energy

here's something i hadnt' thought of.
what is the most dangerous job in iraq? it's convoy duty, if you listent to the news.
here's a commander that is trying to do something to alleviate some of the pressure on the convoy system.
i find this encouraging on two levels.
first: the commanders on scene are being proactive on reducing the risk to their troops. or at least this one is.
second: if i have a technology that i want developed in a hurry, get the military interested in it. look what Rickover did with the nuclear navy. he turned the entire industry inside out and upside down, and put a nuke boat in the water decades before anyone thought it was possible. on board computers for weapons systems led to faster and more robust computers (NASA had a hand i know, but work with me here folks). advances in trauma care for wounded soldiers has translated to improved processes and products used in ERs across the country. ok, i'll give the opposition the Hummer. great idea for the military, probably not so great on the freeways in the heartland. but this all points back to my original statement: get the military interested, and watch the show.

i haven't been a regular viewer of the winds of change site, or as many of the taglines state "armed liberal", but this is going to change. i visited there a lot when i first discovered blogs, but got sidetracked with all the submariners that now post. i guess i'm just going to have to shoehorn that site into my daily rounds.


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