Action This Day

On May 9, 1970, Air Force intelligence detected an enemy POW camp near the North Vietnamese town of Sơn Tây. From aerial reconnaissance, they estimated that more than 50 American servicemen were being held there.

Action six months later

It wasn’t until May 25th that the Air Force informed Brigadier General Donald Blackburn from Special Forces of their discovery. I don’t know what the fly-boys spent the intervening two weeks doing, but the delay was neither the last nor the worst in the process leading up to the Sơn Tây rescue. Continue reading

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Infinite BBQ

Pass the cole-slaw!You know the joke about how did the computer programmer die in the shower?  He followed the instructions on the shampoo!

For you non-programmers, the instructions on the shampoo are “1. Lather 2. Rinse. 3. Repeat” and to a computer, that constitutes an infinite loop, since there is no explanation of when to stop repeating.

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