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ANA Rondel

That’s the rondel/emblem identifying equipment belonging to the Afghan National Army & Air Force.

The headline: NBC News finds abandoned U.S. military equipment at Kabul airport for a video report is wrong. The equipment belongs to Afghan Forces, not the US, and not all of it was built in the US. The correspondent makes it clear this was not US military equipment and that it was disabled.

Apparently headline writers at NBC aren’t required to look at the videos or articles before creating their headlines.

September 2, 2021   No Comments

Hurricane Larry – Day 3

Hurricane LarryPosition: 14.1N 37.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 985 mb.

Currently about 875 miles [1410 km] West of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 2, 2021   No Comments