The Perfect Soldier: Special Operations, Commandos, and the Future of Us Warfare by James F. Dunnigan

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Dirty Little Secrets

Jim Dunnigan's Dirty Little Secrets is a collection of facts, anecdotes, descriptions and revelations about current military affairs. Each item is less than a thousand words. Designed for easy reading and high information density. A mosaic of insights and revelations about military affairs. Some unbelieveable items that, are, unfortunately, true.

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The Iranian Little Wonder
12/30/2007
Eight Years Of War For Nothing
12/29/2007
Israeli Weapons Conquer the World
12/28/2007
Quick and Cheap Defense Against EFP
12/28/2007
India Builds the Largest Tank Force in Eurasia
12/27/2007
Japanese F-3 Replaces F-22
12/25/2007
The Whales Strike Back
12/25/2007
Camouflage Developments
12/24/2007
Buy American, Or Else
12/22/2007
New Marines Are Different
12/21/2007
Chinese Catamaran Gunboats Proliferate
12/20/2007
Sidewinder Takes Down Ballistic Missiles
12/20/2007
Innovations Invented by Idiots
12/19/2007
The Falklands Radio Line
12/18/2007
Russia Sticks It To The Phalcon
12/17/2007
The Chinese SkyCatcher
12/16/2007
Where Have All The Harriers Gone?
12/15/2007
Robust F-18s Replacing Fragile F-15s
12/14/2007
The Return Of The U.S. Army Air Force
12/12/2007
Stealthy Cruise Missile From Europe
12/12/2007
Supersonic Bombing Breakthrough
12/11/2007
"Spray and Pray" Is Going Away
12/9/2007
Getting Ready For War
12/9/2007
Finish First, Fix Later
12/8/2007
Iranian Stealthy Spying Ships
12/6/2007
Pimp My Su-24
12/6/2007
The Gangs of Iraq Are Killing Each Other Off
12/4/2007
The Unnoticed Dead
12/4/2007
Warplanes, The Class of 2008
12/2/2007
Going After the F-22
12/1/2007
Virginia's Big Twins
12/1/2007
Theft Resistant Assault Rifle
11/30/2007
Taiwan Studies Carrier Killing
11/29/2007
Su-30s Over America
11/28/2007
Chinese Navy Heads for the High Seas
11/26/2007
Don't Get Taken Alive
11/25/2007
New A-10C Connects
11/25/2007
The Porn Wars
11/23/2007
Indian Air Force Gets Screwed
11/23/2007
NATO Plans To Invade
11/21/2007
France Helps Russia Design Better Boats
11/21/2007
The Black Tigers
11/20/2007
Cheap Alternatives To Expensive Jets
11/18/2007
Screwing With Superweapons
11/18/2007
Snipers Rule
11/17/2007
B-2 Fitted for 15 Ton Bomb
11/15/2007
Short Shotgun Replaces the Bayonet
11/14/2007
Cleaning Up The Cockpit
11/14/2007
Ohio Goes Looking For Trouble
11/13/2007
Screw the Bastards
11/11/2007
Too Late and Too Much
11/11/2007
Making a Three Engine B-1 Take Off
11/9/2007
Iraq, No One Knows For Sure
11/9/2007
A Larger Threat Than Nukes
11/8/2007
Future Heavy Bomber Loses Its Crew
11/7/2007
Culture Shock and F-16s
11/5/2007
Dutch Frigate Attacks Israel
11/4/2007
Japan Seeks F-22 Alternative
11/3/2007
Russia Aims Past the F-22
11/3/2007
The Pregnancy Problem at Sea
11/1/2007
Really Secret Weapons
11/1/2007
The Cylons Among Us
10/31/2007
Indian Carrier Costs Threaten Russian Arms Sales
10/30/2007
Mysteries of the IED Campaign
10/28/2007
Israeli Equipped Su-30s Replace Mig-25s
10/28/2007
F-35 Gets an R2D2 Unit
10/27/2007
Smiting Syria With Suter
10/26/2007
Why Blackwater is Invulnerable
10/25/2007
Chinese Spies Build a Gunship
10/24/2007
Chinese Boomers Googled Again
10/22/2007
F-22 Prepped For CAS
10/21/2007
The Losers Lament
10/21/2007
Where Have All The Red Army Tanks Gone?
10/20/2007
Killing Successful Interceptors
10/18/2007
Slow Victory in Sri Lanka
10/17/2007
Al Qaeda's Secret War With Itself
10/16/2007
Insiders See Doomsday Approaching
10/15/2007
Only Jedi Knights May Fly F-22s
10/14/2007
MRAP Kills JLTV
10/13/2007
Iran, Wars Are Hell
10/13/2007
The Cult of the Sergeant Major Expands
10/10/2007
Russian Claims That Theirs is Bigger
10/10/2007
Saudis Sustain Air Supremacy
10/8/2007
USAF Coup Thwarted
10/7/2007
SAS Supacat
10/7/2007
Battles in the War With Iran
10/5/2007
China, Are We At War?
10/4/2007
Marines Talking To The Higher Powers
10/3/2007
Where Have All The Aces Gone?
10/3/2007
An Offer You Can't Refuse From France
10/1/2007
The Ford F550 Goes Into Combat
9/30/2007
80,000 New Missiles
9/30/2007
Lone U-Boat Defeats NATO
9/29/2007
U.S. Army Aircraft Drops a Smart Bomb
9/27/2007
Battling the Bulava Bull
9/27/2007
The Forever Frigates
9/25/2007
Israel Defends Against ATGMs
9/25/2007
Another Mythical Arab Victory
9/23/2007
Poor Little Missiles Have Lost Their Prey
9/22/2007
Amazing Improvised Smart Bombs
9/22/2007
Phalanx Turns On Terrorists
9/20/2007
The Deadly Mahasohon Brigade
9/19/2007
Iranian F-14s Fly Again
9/18/2007
The Bloody End in Sri Lanka
9/17/2007
Iraq, The Facts On The Ground
9/16/2007
France Challenges the Royal Navy
9/16/2007
B-52s Rule the Waves
9/14/2007
This Judge Got It
9/13/2007
Oh, the Horror, the Horror
9/12/2007
A-10C Goes To War
9/11/2007
Slow Burn Lasers Roam the Skies
9/11/2007
Chinese Type 99A2 Arrives
9/9/2007
MiGs That Earn Their Keep
9/8/2007
Japan's Secret Aircraft Carriers
9/8/2007
Where Are The Tandem Warheads
9/7/2007
The Much Dreaded Day Has Arrived
9/5/2007
Blackwater Buys Brazilian Bombers
9/4/2007
Why China Must Rule the Waves
9/3/2007
Too Damn Good To Replace
9/2/2007
Iranian Azarakhsh Triumphs Again
9/1/2007
The King of Spain's Afghan Rifles
8/31/2007
Kill the 7.62x39 and Save the World
8/31/2007
The War Inside SOCOM
8/30/2007
M-1A3 Forever
8/29/2007
Electromagnetic Armor
8/28/2007
The F-35 Edge
8/26/2007
Spaceship Abrams
8/25/2007
Taliban Overshadowed By A Larger Threat
8/24/2007
Russia Aims To Be Number Two
8/24/2007
The Enemy of my Enemy is New U.S. Weapons
8/22/2007
The Enemy Wins One
8/21/2007
Joy Bullets
8/20/2007
Sons of Stryker Spread
8/19/2007
F-22s Aimed at North Korea
8/19/2007
Can't Run, Can't Hide, Can't Make a Deal
8/18/2007
In The Belly of the Beast
8/17/2007
Infidel Magic
8/16/2007
Russia, As Screwed Up As Ever
8/14/2007
The HARM Sure Shot
8/14/2007
M-109 Replacement Enters Production
8/13/2007
Majority Backs Getting Invaded
8/11/2007
Ma Deuce Replacement Stumbles
8/11/2007
Not A Good Time To Be Sunni And Arab In Iraq
8/10/2007
Now Mandatory For Marines To Master Martial Arts
8/8/2007
Something Is About To Happen
8/7/2007
B-2 Fitted for Huge Bunker Buster
8/6/2007
The Ultimate IFV
8/5/2007
The Real War and Why It's Ignored
8/5/2007
Letting Sailors Be Sailors
8/4/2007
Israel Doubles Its F-16I Fleet
8/3/2007
The CIA War Against American Spies
8/2/2007
Islamic Bio Weapon Hits New Zealand
8/1/2007
The Ghost Fleet Fades Away
7/31/2007
Aluminum Armor That Works
7/29/2007
The Lie Mutually Agreed Upon
7/29/2007
Second Hand Sometimes Sucks
7/28/2007
American Naval Infantry Go To War
7/27/2007
Who Screwed the ARH-70?
7/26/2007
China Applies Muscle in America
7/25/2007
Civilian Subs Become a Nuisance
7/24/2007
Iraq, Fairy Tales
7/22/2007
Warlords Make a Living Off Disaster Relief
7/21/2007
Big Heron Flies Above It All
7/21/2007
USAF Cuts The Crap
7/19/2007
Su-30 Sales Soar
7/19/2007
Slick New Pistol Sight
7/18/2007
Israeli Air Force Faces Catastrophic Pilot Loss
7/16/2007
Why The South No Longer Fears the North
7/15/2007
Gentle Japan Drops a Live One
7/14/2007
Sea Fighter Seeks a Back Door
7/14/2007
Tank Division Killers Roam The Skies
7/12/2007
Unreported Tragedies
7/11/2007
Japanese Propaganda and American Mass Media
7/10/2007
Shake a Leg To Save Your Life
7/9/2007
V-22 Goes To War
7/8/2007
Chick Magnets Get Thick Necks
7/8/2007
Landing Ships Outmaneuver Terrorists
7/7/2007
Russia Does UAVs Differently
7/6/2007
Politically Correct Body Armor Sucks
7/5/2007
Taliban Admits Defeat
7/3/2007
A Loud Failure
7/2/2007
We Won?
7/1/2007
The Big Lies
6/30/2007
An Unprecedented Capability
6/29/2007
For the First Time In History
6/29/2007
Naked Women Driven From Afghanistan
6/28/2007
Son of SR-71 On The Way
6/26/2007
The Chinese Nightmare
6/26/2007
Russia Deploys the Mighty S-400
6/24/2007
Confronting the Swarm at Sea
6/23/2007
The U.S. Navy Suffers From Success
6/23/2007
The Worst Wars You Never Heard About
6/21/2007
Portable Rockets, Must Have More Portable Rockets
6/21/2007
Japan Rolls Its Own
6/20/2007
Iraq, The Guaranteed Solution
6/19/2007
New Class of USMC Aircraft Carriers
6/18/2007
Accidental Discovery Aids In EFP Protection
6/16/2007
Phalanx Mutates
6/16/2007
Chinas Heavenly Thunderbolts
6/15/2007
Iran Scrambles to Defend Itself
6/14/2007
Street Fighting Men
6/13/2007
The War Against the HH-47
6/12/2007
Torpedo Wars
6/10/2007
It's the 1930s All Over Again
6/9/2007
Indias Carrier Fleet Comes Together
6/9/2007
USMC Seeks New LMG
6/8/2007
Dragon Skin Deconstructed
6/7/2007
The Shocking Truth
6/6/2007
Sending China a Message
6/5/2007
Iwo Jima on the Euphrates
6/3/2007
NATO Threatens War With Russia
6/3/2007
Attacking American Warships To Survive
6/2/2007
TUSK Kits Off to Iraq
5/31/2007
Desperate Taliban Changes Strategy
5/31/2007
China's Hot New RPG Warhead
5/30/2007
Iraq, Respecting the Local Traditions
5/28/2007
A Matter of Life and Death
5/28/2007
The Prince Harry Story
5/26/2007
USN Bomb Design Undercuts USAF Design
5/26/2007
Turning a Battle Into a War Crime
5/24/2007
Iran, Scary Spring
5/24/2007
Israel Extends Its Reach to Iran
5/22/2007
The Menacing Missiles of Taiwan
5/21/2007
Why World War II Never Ended
5/20/2007
Iran Wants to Get Bombed
5/20/2007
Why Islamic Militants Hate Women
5/18/2007
Russian Stryker
5/17/2007
The Menacing Missiles of Taiwan
5/17/2007
RG-31M Proves Itself in Afghanistan
5/16/2007
The Immortal M9
5/14/2007
High and Blind
5/13/2007
MiG-31M
5/13/2007
Taliban Spring Offensive Stumbles and Falls
5/12/2007
It Looks Like a Shipping Container That Flies
5/11/2007
Horny Troops Succumb to Chinese Vamps
5/10/2007
New U.S. Army Sniper Rifle
5/9/2007
Sticker Shock for the Air Force
5/8/2007
Iraq, The Alternate Reality
5/6/2007
A Toast to The de Gaulle
5/5/2007
Apache Blues
5/5/2007
A Convoys Expendable Little Brother
5/3/2007
Israeli Rules in Iraq
5/3/2007
North Korean Mass Diplomat Defections Nightmare
5/2/2007
Islam Triumphant
4/30/2007
Why China Takes Its Time
4/29/2007
The Curse of the AK-47
4/28/2007
Taliban Casualties
4/28/2007
The Strange Impact of Predator Losses
4/27/2007
Destroyers Disappear
4/26/2007
The Incredible Mutating Carrier Class
4/24/2007
HUD Begins to Fade Away
4/24/2007
Russia Makes Big Buy of AH-64ski
4/22/2007
South Koreas Secret Revealed
4/22/2007
The 5 Inch Turret is Unpopulated
4/20/2007
Air Superiority Redefined
4/20/2007
Blackwater Builds a Better Armored Truck
4/18/2007
No One Ever Expects the Israeli Mercenaries
4/17/2007
Canada Gets a Scarier Tank
4/17/2007
JSOW Annoys the Russians
4/16/2007
Deadliest Diesel Boat in the World Goes to Sea
4/14/2007
Antidote for High Speed Anti-Ship Missiles
4/14/2007
Down and Deadly
4/13/2007
Carnage in the Air
4/11/2007
Iran, Civil War Brewing
4/10/2007
USMC Shuns Marked Men
4/10/2007
Marines Use the Wrong Rules
4/8/2007
The Tank Builders Blues
4/7/2007
What is This Pre-Owned MiG-27 Worth?
4/7/2007
Secret Sauce for Chinese Air Attacks
4/6/2007
Mobile Helicopter Killers Found and Destroyed in Iraq
4/4/2007
USAF Bites the Bullet on UAV Pilots
4/3/2007
USMC Shuns Marked Men
4/3/2007
Death Before Dishonor in Iraq
4/2/2007
MiG-29 Forever, Or At Least Until 2033
4/1/2007
Reviving the Tu-160
3/31/2007
Myths About Russian Nuclear Stockpiles
3/30/2007
JSOW Annoys the Russians
3/29/2007
Chinas Uncertain New SSBN Goes To Sea
3/28/2007
Brazil and Venezuela Fight a Quiet War
3/26/2007
Growing Violence Over Oil Wealth in Nigeria
3/25/2007
Let's Get Small and Quirky
3/25/2007
Intact F-14s Escape Into the Wild
3/24/2007
The XM8 Lives, Sort Of
3/23/2007
Another Son of Armored Hummer
3/22/2007
Blackwaters Little Birds
3/21/2007
Raven Romps
3/19/2007
USAF Gets 20mm Hot Shot
3/18/2007
Where to Find Hookers in the Persian Gulf
3/17/2007
Cluster Bomb Gold Mine In Sight
3/17/2007
Protecting Prince Harry
3/15/2007
Why F-22s Cannot Fly Into Tomorrow
3/14/2007
The Deadly Vision of Armored Knights
3/14/2007
Turks Prepare to Invade Iraq
3/13/2007
Combat Uniforms Evolve On The Fast Track
3/11/2007
Wartime Rifle Training Returns
3/11/2007
Islams Secret Weapon
3/10/2007
China Surprise
3/8/2007
The Dutch Defend Their World Empire
3/8/2007
Combat Uniforms Evolve On The Fast Track
3/7/2007
ARH-70 Lost In Development Hell
3/6/2007
What's Not News in Iraq
3/4/2007
Plans For Defeating Space Invaders
3/4/2007
The Tiny, Mighty Air Force in Afghanistan
3/2/2007
Survival of the Cheapest
3/1/2007
Why the Stinger Unit Was Sent to Iraq
2/28/2007
F-22 Secrets Too Precious to Sell
2/27/2007
China The Superpower
2/27/2007
30mm AC-130 In The Air
2/25/2007
The Other Iraq
2/25/2007
The Battle for Baghdad Begins
2/24/2007
Lightweight Howitzer Joins the U.S. Army
2/22/2007
Iran Likes Them Big and Dumb
2/21/2007
Russia Loses the Quantity War
2/20/2007
The AK-47 Ammo Crises
2/20/2007
Little Guys Become Low Riders
2/18/2007
India's Land Based Ship Killer Works
2/17/2007
The AK-47 Ammo Crises
2/16/2007
Making Life Tough for Snipers
2/16/2007
Plain Talk About 5.56mm Versus 7.62mm
2/14/2007
Smoothbore Discarding Sabot Sniper Rifle
2/14/2007
Chinas F-15E
2/12/2007
Big Bullet Blues
2/11/2007
Bashing Baby Killers
2/11/2007
Predator Kicks F-22 Ass
2/10/2007
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad J-10?
2/7/2007
Wonder Weapon Wariness
2/7/2007
The War Against U.S. Submarines
2/5/2007
The Secret War Against Iran
2/4/2007
Russia Screws China
2/4/2007
Apache Gets High
2/3/2007
The Deniable Hero
2/2/2007
U.S. Army Shopping List Shockers
2/1/2007
U.S. Navy and the SR25 Sniper Rifle
1/30/2007
The Mighty Swiss Army Fades Away
1/30/2007
Stand Down and Shape Up
1/28/2007
Vikings Conquer Afghanistan
1/27/2007
The Myth of the Broken Army
1/26/2007
Merkava Muddles and Miracles in Lebanon
1/25/2007
Chinese Building Boom Goes Bust, On Purpose
1/24/2007
France Goes for the Scalp
1/24/2007
Sucked Into a Collision
1/22/2007
Phalanx Fitted With Laser and Passes Test
1/21/2007
Clear Vision From Below
1/21/2007
Strange Vibes Out of China
1/20/2007
U.S. Wonder Weapon Works Its Magic
1/18/2007
Britannia Flees the Seas
1/17/2007
China, The Internet Monster Lurches Out of Control
1/16/2007
Strange Vibes Out of China
1/16/2007
Marines Mutiny Over Underwear Ban
1/14/2007
The Chinese Paper Tiger
1/14/2007
Google Earth Goes to War
1/13/2007
China Builds a Nimitz Class Carrier
1/11/2007
Ethiopians Blitz Their Way Across the Country
1/11/2007
Serious, Unpublicized, Side Effects of an EMP Attack
1/9/2007
A Helicopter By Many Other Names
1/9/2007
Serious, Unpublicized, Side Effects of an EMP Attack
1/7/2007
Marines 0, Geeks 1
1/7/2007
Must Have More Su-30s Before F-16s Arrive
1/6/2007
Why Germans Won't Fight
1/4/2007
Super Hornet Shoots Down F-35s
1/4/2007
Global Hawk Gets Death Ray
1/2/2007
The Secret War in Afghanistan
1/1/2007
A Russian Warplane That Is Best in Class
1/1/2007

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