I just noticed I posted the wrong video this morning; not sure how it happened but I’ve fixed it. Sorry for the mix-up!
Here’s the second documentary in the series that follows a company of Marines into battle in the most dangerous region in Afghanistan. Enjoy!
“…You are [fighting] for the guys to
your left and your right. You’re not fighting for the
commanding officer, you’re not fighting to
accomplish the mission, and you’re not
fighting for the President of the United States.
You’re just fighting for the guys that you’re there with.
And you really would, you know
put your life on the line for these guys.
You would take a bullet for them, you really would.
And I think that’s with everybody.”
Cpl Unis, USMC
Golf Co. 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines–Afghanistan
Airship Los Angeles, (wind lift incident)
On 25 August 1927, while the Los Angeles was tethered at the Lakehurst high mast, a gust of wind caught her tail and lifted it into colder, denser air that was just above the airship. This caused the tail to lift higher. The crew on board tried to compensate by climbing up the keel toward the rising tail, but could not stop the ship from reaching an angle of 85 degrees, before it finally descended. It was able to fly the next day.
The following is an op-ed written by Barack Obama, President of the United States.
Just over a decade ago, under my predecessor, our forces embarked on a campaign to fight the Global War on Terror after Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Our military performed flawlessly in Afghanistan, routing the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and ultimately, denied the terror group a sanctuary from where it could attack us again. Read more