Browse the annotated links in the continuation and click on any of interest.
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The Fly Boys want a direct (not just support) role in counter-insurgency efforts. [NS /Danger Room]
Blackswift is the new space plane. [SW, Wired]
The surge in MRAP buying has been berry, berry good for Force Protection in SC.
POLITICS (Dems turning on a dime)
While the Dems in Congress introduce bill after bill intended to get our troops out of Iraq ASAP, those who aspire to run things after the presidential election are starting to speak more realistically.
Rush Limbaugh is saying "See, I told you so" as the NY Times provides cover for the new position by most Dem candidates that we can't get out of Iraq anytime soon.
John Gibbs @ Fox News notices the change in the NY Times drumbeat.
TC @ LA Times has a piece entitled: "Let the Mighty Liberal Hawks Soar."
Audio of Rush catching Hillary modifying her view on the war.
Hillary's in a recent debate, after saying we should bring our troops home: "But if it is a possibility that We leave and we stay?would stay in Iraq I think we need to stay focused on trying to keep them on the run as we currently are doing in Anbar province."
Latest polls show Americans are warming up to the notions that a) this is a war had to be fought or the terrorists would bring the fight to U.S. shores, and b) the troop surge and Gen. David Petraeus' new military strategy in Iraq are turning the tide. ... and we all know Dems are poll watchers.