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Enough Is Enough Part 2

French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet has urged the United Nations to investigate the dominant U.S. role in the relief operation, arguing that international aid efforts were supposed to be helping Haiti, not “occupying” it.

Lambert at Corrente posted most of an article by Ben Ehrenreich at Slate that is a classic of ignorance and stupidity.

People don’t understand what the military means by “command and control”, and assume it is some sort of fascist military plot. “Command and control” is part of everyday life, but civilians tend to use terms like: communications, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration.

You see “command and control” when you drive in the form of traffic signs and signals. You depend on “command and control” in an emergency when you dial 911. Flying would get very exciting if the “command and control” of the air traffic control system wasn’t in place. The Internet wouldn’t exist without the underlying “command and control” provided by the hardware and software systems.

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January 28, 2010   6 Comments

Challenger

Challenger

January 28, 1986

Commander:
Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

Pilot:
Michael J. Smith, Commander, USN

Mission Specialist:
Judith A. Resnik
Ronald E. McNair
Ellison S. Onizuka, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

Payload Specialist:
Gregory B. Jarvis
Sharon Christa McAuliffe

January 28, 2010   34 Comments