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C.J. Chivers
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Senior writer, The New York Times. Contributor, Esquire. Former Marine. Author of THE GUN, a history of automatic weapons and their influence on war.  Easy to find, on www.cjchivers.com
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Publishing a Female Marine’s (Almost) Silenced Dissent. On the NYT’s At War Blog:   For decades the Marine Corps has tolerated, even encouraged, lower performance from the young women who enlist in its ranks, an insidious gender bias that begins with the way women are treated immediately after they sign up and continues through their training at boot camp. The results are predictable – female Marines risk being less confident and less fully ...
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Ordnance Image of the Day. Posted without comment, because what could anyone possibly say.
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The Destruction of Syria. “The country is 83 percent darker at night than before the war,” and other findings. A powerfully essential visual report by Sergio Pecanha, Jeremy White and perhaps the best byline in The New York Times, K.K. Rebecca Lai. Above,  satellite images of Syria from 2012 and 2014. More. ABOUT THE IMAGES.
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The Carnage of Barrel Bombs. By Abel, a surgeon in Aleppo. While much of the public’s bandwidth is consumed by hyperventilating about ISIS, the daily death toll from other causes grinds on, and the world (and many of its politicians and editors) seems to have lost interest in even contemplating solutions.  On barrel bombs, an improvised weapon of the Syrian military that have evolved over time from largely ineffective to a frightening killing...
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An old investigation atop some of the materials for a new and ongoing investigation. Was in NYC this week and while there was handed a copy of The Gun in its new Polish form. It’s out in multiple languages and editions, including in Chinese, Russian, Finnish and Czech. Working on the next book now, and on several projects and investigations at work, where my job is soon to change. #latergram (This book left w Ravi, at his pod on Biz Day, from whe...
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With Apology, An Invitation to Exposed Veterans to Talk Directly With The Top Yesterday Brad Carson, the Under Secretary of the Army, apologized for the military’s mishandling of the cases of troops exposed during the last war in Iraq to old chemical weapons. An article about the apology, and about a set of steps the services are taking to identity and offer support to the exposed, is here.  But something else happened that was unusual for se...
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A 47-Year Effort to Honor Crew of a USMC Helicopter Downed By USMC Fire. A sole survivor’s quest, after his helicopter was struck by a Marine artillery round, to have a nation honor its dead.  The story of Dan Jones, who survived the plummeting crash from 1,200 feet, and an indelible commitment to remembering those who did not.   On the NYT. ABOUT THE IMAGE Investigator’s photograph of the wreckage of the downed CH-46. June 1968, NW of Da...
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The Old (Very Old) Practice of Writing Messages on Bombs. This example from Libya, with a note memorializing Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbah, the Jordanian pilot burned alive by ISIS.  In this instance the message has been written on the side of an RBK-250 cluster-munition canister affixed the wing of a Libyan aircraft. The canister contains PTAB 2.5 submunitions. This photo was posted earlier this month on the Twitter feed of @7our and is another data ...
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Recent Cluster Munitions Strike in Libya. David Kirkpatrick of the NYT reports on the stubborn presence of ISIS militants in Surt, and while in the field finds evidence suggesting a recent aircraft attack with old Soviet-style cluster munitions. His reporting suggest the submunitions were dropped by General Hifter’s war planes. In a pasture near the coast, the brigade fighters showed a journalist an unexploded cluster bomb, identified from pho...
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Today is only Tuesday, but this one may still hold the crown on Friday: A New York Post image, in an article claiming that new American Stinger missiles have reached the Taliban, and downed an American helicopter in 2012, showed two Talibs with two Stingers.   The article asserted that new Stingers “signed out by the CIA recently” were given to Qatar for surreptitious re-issue to rebels in Libya in 2011, and that the Qataris passed some of th...
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Battlefield Update: The Rebel Spotters of Northern Syria. The man, and mechanics, behind the human early warning system that shadows the conventional forces of President Bashar al-Assad in a large slice of Syria’s northern countryside. Inside one of a guerrilla campaign’s essential functions, on the NYT’s At War blog, here. ABOUT THE PHOTO Mudar Abu Ali, a.k.a The Wacthtower. By the author, a few weeks ago, near the Idlib-Hama line. 
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