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  • It’s designation is Tango Series I Fixed (which is odd, because in milspeak, Tango refers to a terrorist).

    A Knife for the Next Depression

  • The slides tell a story of counterinsurgency "COIN," in milspeak in action.

    General Petraeus's Surge Map

  • WASHINGTON Reuters - It's known in milspeak as RC-East, the vast, rugged and mountainous east of Afghanistan, where battle-hardened insurgents vow to wait out U.S. military might and the final phase of the decade-long war in Afghanistan is likely to be decided.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • McChrystal's verbiage is not casual milspeak -- the idea of "shaping" is deeply rooted in the US military mindset and derives from the doctrinal concept of shaping a battlefield prior to doing battle.

    CounterPunch

  • That's milspeak for contractor operation and maintenance of ScanEagle UAVs in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • Army were tasked (as milspeak would say it) to find a replacement for gun and cartridge, but they cannot agree on what’s required, and so the project is tabled, insuring that for the near future at least, soldiers and Marines will go into combat with a handgun that is generally considered inadequate for the job.

    The Twilight of the U.S.A, Number Two

  • (which is odd, because in milspeak, Tango refers to a terrorist).

    David E. Petzal - The Gun Nut

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  • Military neologisms/slang arising out of the war in Iraq.

    March 8, 2007