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Angry Staff Officer @pptsapper The Edge of Empire

History person, Army officer, transplanted Buckeye. Writes stuff. Some Star Wars. One half of @warstoriescast. Views do not reflect or represent the DoD's.

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Joined Twitter 9/30/11


The years-in-the-making moment we have reached in #Idlib. Thinking of young people I met in December who lost their… https://t.co/dPnp5sHM5H
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerI wrote for @WIRED about how Qanon conspiracy theorists are using 'information warfare' tactics in an attempt to in… https://t.co/ozoEvu5fpt
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer(I'm kidding it's actually kinda the best) https://t.co/z0hpNiG98HPerfection https://t.co/ZVzCpyJACHWoops. Ran out of land. Hate when that happens. https://t.co/O11UWdpmWL @bernaert1776 I think it is, but I'm not sureAaaaand someone added it to the actual survey that we do, post-presentation https://t.co/YjKcvs0AynSince military mental health is raging through Twitter I guess it is a good time to share my story. Tens of thousan… https://t.co/169grvWmPr
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @donachaidh @jgb00m We were. We should really get around to thatThe slums on Persephone in Firefly look like a US military base OCONUS: nothing but containers and GP Mediums, far as the eye can see @XOofXOs Shhhhh @donachaidh Oh, I know I am
2/18
2020
From my new GW book: “Most of the stories Americans have told themselves about their country’s past have been by a… https://t.co/5bmZJPRhOr
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @AH64guntech Wowsers @valhallabckgirl It shall be doneOh for cryin' out loud... This is not what Lincoln said. It's a loose paraphrase. If we're going to start paraphr… https://t.co/3vfml9CFoh @CallMeMrWiggles Wait Are you me? @MrKrisViking Jackson, Truman, Garfield, Hayes, Harding, Eisenhower... @terrancesavery @ski2point0 @desiraekyann5 Where's ma damn eye bleach @LadyLovesTaft See, that's the TRUE meaning of Presidents Day @ski2point0 @terrancesavery @desiraekyann5 I have literally every regret for wondering what this thread on my TL could possibly be aboutOr, this is a crazy thought, I know, we could have a holiday that doesn't involve thinking about the troops. If y… https://t.co/h9dpEvnj2vThis has echoes-if not deliberate-of Operation INFEKTION where Soviets claimed AIDS was invented in a US military l… https://t.co/CCyeLnCHNB
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerParatroopers from the 11th Airborne Division prepare for the biggest jump in the Pacific on Luzon, P.I., 3 Feb 45 U… https://t.co/SmJyQN4pMz
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerBreaking: @Bellingcat and its partners @the_ins_ru and @DerSpiegel have definitively linked the murder of Georgian… https://t.co/IhCTsy0ZyP
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerGood morning, Twitter I've escaped. https://t.co/iqX3x0Csv9 @valhallabckgirl This is possibly your finest hour @andreamatranga 19aughts, with the rise of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Wilson let them March down Pennsylvani… https://t.co/CHvIoUjuwp @stevenbuccini The while assault veered in on itself, allowing units like the 8th Ohio and the Vermont Brigade to p… https://t.co/92YvX2ArSw @MichaelNeiberg Thanks for this. It sort of confirms everything I suspected @stevenbuccini Over half the assault was shot to hell before they even reached rifle range, with entire brigades br… https://t.co/vIoiX0Wefr @stevenbuccini Hunt used deception to draw Rebel artillery into believing their fire was effective, by withdrawing… https://t.co/aHDj6YGda8 @JamesGField Preach, brotherQuote is from Frank Haskell, observing Pickett's Charge from Cemetery Ridge, right before Henry Hunt and Freeman Mc… https://t.co/l6pweIa7o5 @andreamatranga CBRN units can produce smoke from generators, they don't use field artillery @gdrut But... We already own CBRN when attached as non organic units so I'm a bit confused.
2/17
2020
@gdrut The first two companies of a BEB are EN. Then MICO and SIGCO. That's organic. Non organic enablers are assig… https://t.co/4UsWx7Kk0S @Mother_of_Tanks @ReassessHistory @RobertEngen @crusaderproject @StephenClarkeNZ @BuddNicholas @sommecourthttps://t.co/bSjxwoXGPU @gdrut STBs turned into BEBs. Yes. BEBs also manage all EAB enablers attached to the BCT. @OldManWil In a world where you're conducting a combined arms breach, being priority for air support - or even havi… https://t.co/os3ZPHfepc @gdrut BEB already contains MI and Signal, so it's hardly a stretch.And almost guarantees losing those guns to counterbattery because you have to fire a LOT of smoke. Completely agree… https://t.co/FmSSj4oXrd @Erikhistorian Any love for the 6th Army? 37th Division was fighting it out in Manila right now while the 43rd was hitting the highlands @nocgarr @evo_kositz @TonyAggie I heard about this! @luke_j_obrien @evo_kositz @TonyAggie "Skookum love." Named for the company that serviced portashitters at Fort Le… https://t.co/c4s1U3fYd4All I'm saying is, things would be a lot easier if we continued to give medals to people for capturing Confederate… https://t.co/39mu6IXLMO @jkass99 Yes, but it was entertaining Also, have been owned by that same portashitter @NataliaAntonova Well, damn. Now I am, too. @JohnBuc08179594 I haven't. I need to focus more on the Western theater. Buuuuttttt I'm leading two staff rides in… https://t.co/xs32Pjm2uFPreble and his boys doin' WORK The burning of USS Philadelphia is still just so ballsy https://t.co/YU8s9g1bs5Why is the Daily Fail? I mean, really. What an atrocious rag https://t.co/b8o2AZn1prFor my Canadian friends out there You all know this is true https://t.co/YyivBGfR8I @kateejamieson @KahnPauli This is AMAZING @kateejamieson Privateering!!??Imagine being this human and thinking "I'm a gadfly, I'm a net benefit for society" Sad, really. https://t.co/te2I0B43KS @TheSharlinator All the floof. The best floof @WeGettinItDone Uh, did I just get turned on by this thread? https://t.co/N5Jyh4QSDE @therealjnic @rsayre @anikanaomi That's what we're saying tho -- literally anything other than the British perspective AGAINIn case your Saturday night was missing Master & Commander in the form of Lego... https://t.co/jDUIvOp9d7
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @kateejamieson It was, thank you @CombatCavScout @waitmanb I'll add to it that it's done at every level of maneuver - infantry, armor, Stryker, etc.… https://t.co/dmyvut7UugWorking on my Google Earth map system for the Vietnam War again as I prepare to start writing the 68-70 US combat… https://t.co/Oz0OrMzsBF
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @anikanaomi @wall_jules So. Much. This.Consumers: Hey can we get a movie about the Harlem Hellfighters or the Senegalese Tirailleurs or the Indian Expedit… https://t.co/4UvDP8rNsW
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerThat totally worked for the rest of my Jewish family that remained in eastern Europe after my great-grandfather lef… https://t.co/1bt4ayzPOm @alexdecampi Alex, you tryna kill me with alcohol poisoning?The real nonsense of this movie is that people got so excited about finding some treasure and not actually trying t… https://t.co/51KFEUVuxm @9coacheswaiting @XOofXOs I mean, his face is always developing, isn't it? @JohnBuc08179594 How's the book on Stone's River? @timmathews Omfg @alexdecampi Of course @XOofXOs As is your FACEOh my fucking gawdddd, really, we're gonna go ahead and say that words are capitalized in the 18th century because… https://t.co/PX3FecLQtyThis but about conspiracy theories was all funny in 2004 Wayyyyyy less funny in 2020 Also, the massssssssive miso… https://t.co/NWjKVCQ04eMontages of Nic Cage preparing to steal the Declaration of Independence are really all the motivation anyone needs… https://t.co/ou7UOlTlnCAlso, THAT SECTION OF THE DECLARATION DOESN'T ACTUALLY MEAN YOU GET TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK IT'S RIGHTAnd then gets rid of that feeling quickly because Nic Cage's character sounds like sooooooo many "history buffs" th… https://t.co/Zy7O4juMhMAh yes, all the gunpowder that is totally effective after 200 years of sitting in the ice after being shipwrecked… https://t.co/P9aF4SlWlS @MeatballNonner Dammit that shoulda been my closerCan we just pause to say that American TV has done Sean Bean absolutely wrong? He deserves better than this and Bo… https://t.co/RZ6SGBpheC @adamjschmidt Hahaha, true, my badI, too, as a historian, often ask the probing questions Like Why is the captain guarding the barrel? I often ask that oneAs if ANYONE could keep any secret over centuries Let alone one about moneyMight screw around and hate-watch "National Treasure" Oh wait it's happening Man, if Christopher Plummer was my g… https://t.co/AocabgNMKh @SRoseesq I don't see the problem @digimente I wrote some last night!
2/16
2020
@noodletwoone Fukkin riiiight @3Blackhorse Yes @waitmanb @3Blackhorse Soooooo... Guessing ya didn't see the deliberate and in-stride breaching in and around Mosul? @donachaidh O yes @evo_kositz @LadyLovesTaft @S1Your @ChemicalFire They're really good at it They're so good that they often wreck t… https://t.co/D82U04EWCM @ChemicalFire @LadyLovesTaft I mean...she's got a point, it's not like we literally fought two wars to say "recon"… https://t.co/8t8LF0Q499So, uh, yeah. Not even gonna touch Vietnam and GWOT and the massive collection of finger pointing memoirs out there… https://t.co/IeT1XaQmFqHe also refused to speak with or even acknowledge General Sharp, another of his subordinates who had surrendered on… https://t.co/gjPYVsr29nSpeaking of Mac, and pettiness, he bounced from the Philippines in '42 to Australia, where he told his subordinates… https://t.co/hikfHIrGRwThen the interwar years, where the cavalry branch chiefs threatened anyone with court martial for saying that horse… https://t.co/bBLRgHPUt4Not limited to Pershing, tho. MajGen Clarence Edwards disliked Pershing so much & was so absolutely OVER dealing wi… https://t.co/u1HRIGIM91And then WWI... Hell. Marshall deserves the MoH for handling Pershing's ego, because Pershing's solution was just t… https://t.co/RAgjpT7ytvThe War of 1898 is literally just political infighting. That's all it is. Some stuff happens in Cuba and the Philip… https://t.co/nOMgKYjuRTLike Dan Sickles, III Corps Commander, who shot his wife's lover (Francis Scott Key's son) & got Ed Stanton to plea… https://t.co/G2AhvNF6s3
2/15
2020

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