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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


Okay, beautiful people, it is TIME. #Merrittocracy, batting lead-off: The absolutely brilliant and amazingly kind… https://t.co/lU3Ic0KAbd
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @PlunkettPrime @JohnBuc08179594 @PearlsAmongUs Combination of effects of widespread death. Also, lots of people ju… https://t.co/J8ySu1Qu7s @PearlsAmongUs yeppppp
9/21
2020
@Astrotuna You know it @BradTrefz First FULL division SemanticsI passed two small girls hauling a little wagon with a third little girl in it along the side of the road, all hold… https://t.co/1be5fgbYczSep 20 1915 #OTD A French official photographer took this photo, IWM Q 58189, of the messenger dog kennels of the F… https://t.co/6m9At7h2Ji
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @ErrantStrategry @pacouceiro As De Tocqueville said, Americans are chiefly driven by self-interest Unfortunately, that hasn't changed muchMaatje Benassi, a US Army reservist, who has been falsely accused by conspiracy theorists of starting the Covid-19… https://t.co/CpZJh9sl7m
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @attackerman @GregJaffe That, and we're conditioned to never accept defeat, or the perception of defeat @TheMermaidAg I can't stop laughingRead this entire article, but this one paragraph is THE BEST explanation of history, and historiography, I have eve… https://t.co/OwFfwZyCd2
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @historysmith Oh, for sure @historysmith Hey, they're not all winners But seriously, if you had to sit in Congress and hear about how Canada… https://t.co/d3obRbHfvBPlease, check up on your friends who are teachers. Especially the history teachers. They're really fighting battles… https://t.co/aU3ZOUySt4Blind old lady cat (aged 20!) needs a home in #London #Kent and surrounding areas. I have applied but if you can… https://t.co/2hyjs47NM2
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @TradocDCG Doing a little writing and editing before packing up for a hike! @AuthorKRPaul Sounds like you could use some more coffeeYD showing up to France from New England, being like, "Hey bud, where's the nearest Dunks? We're wicked beat, dude.… https://t.co/YKV5JjS78U @john_in_Ky Always, my friendThis is really lovely https://t.co/g7CK52gbP1 @MartinMartinez_ I mean, I rewrote something four times, so... @haroldsmith3rd I'm hoping. It takes a while to trickle downMental Health in the Military: A Parable https://t.co/6kfdw5pcZxApparently, she's helping me write She's not as much of a help as she thinks she is https://t.co/bS8PNHgzuT @JABell27 That is fascinating! @DreadPirateWade I could do with some Dunks Drinking straight black right now @CombatCavScout MY HEART @senatorsforever Meh. His trail up Mount Madison in NH is horrible.brain: it's that time me: no, we're sleeping brain: but it's that time me: SLEEP brain: IT'S ANXIETY TIME Which is… https://t.co/95re1Afq9pThis is decidedly cool https://t.co/wKxaW2b8cz @neilpoynter @wavellroom Oh my, yes, I can't believe I forgot that oneWait, wait John Calhoun was an insufferable shit There we goHenry Clay was an annoying prat That is all
9/20
2020
@CIAspygirl Very much so @donachaidh JFCThere's generations of powerful Jewish women in this photo I can't stop seeing them I hope we never stop seeing t… https://t.co/wOvcshqRemRuth Bader Ginsburg was an incredible person - a towering intellect with a searing wit. Her absence leaves a gaping… https://t.co/kYAhwnjJrwHere We need this right now https://t.co/5zW1u4s2M2
9/19
2020
@billallbritten @eamonhamilton @LandOfHistory No, it's because a few days ago, the Army ran a recruitment thing usi… https://t.co/Ki1bdJNmqr @ZhanikB @TradocDCG @wambat2o Haven't read this one yet, but it's on the list. Development of the Bureau of Militar… https://t.co/zhxtxDUA3Y @eamonhamilton @LandOfHistory Nah, it's a work of art @DaffodilSwain Thanks! @DaffodilSwain Ah, that is super kind of you! But you already pay for it with your tax dollars, I couldn't take mon… https://t.co/pgorg1p9kY @eamonhamilton @LandOfHistory Dying laughingCan’t say I agree with this new US Army recruiting poster but if it gets people talking about the service, maybe it… https://t.co/EyI9VY6Lx3
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerI just sent this to a media outlet that asked me to respond to today's "history" conference. Passing it along. https://t.co/dM9S5YYY3F
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @jm_beatty Almost all the new soldiers coming to my company are post-9/11 births It's bizarreThat’s it. I’m instituting an entire-ass Whole of Government vehicle and aircraft identification stand-down. https://t.co/Hl98KMqr3l
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerDuring WWII, he was shot down and spent two years as a prisoner before escaping the Nazis. Sgt Chuck Page recently… https://t.co/7zvoPyjeDg
Retweeted by Angry Staff Officer @DavidLarter Or they've taken the primary source out of context @JABell27 I would LOVE to see itPrimary sources make some people really uncomfortable @pacouceiro Coffee solves a multitude of things, so I'm back to being a nearly functioning human @DaffodilSwain No, I've yet to try that one. It's on the "to drink" list @pacouceiro In the cold and sober light of day, I thank you for this assessment @evo_kositz I'll be all bout thatHe's right. It is The Way for the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers - our shared tradition since splitting off fr… https://t.co/0MKclA2xFn @MeatballNonner @LeeFuell We do: the Air ForceNo one: Absolutely no one: PAO in office opposite mine, muttering, quietly to himself: yuuuuuut The Marine Corps runs deep in this oneWant a book that will force you to think, and consider your conceptions of an idea? This might be the one. https://t.co/gCwJVESPwl
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerHey, happy birthday, US Air Force. You're no longer the youngest branch at the table so now you can join the rest o… https://t.co/3qcpTlFPL0 @TheSharlinator No such thing I want takeout SO BADLY RIGHT NOW I know that's the hangover talking and I don't careYour 2 minutes of push ups are cute? Have you tried 20 years of pain? My latest for @DuffelBlog https://t.co/VW0wkdec3b
Retweeted by Angry Staff OfficerOmg who let me drink gin of a work night It was me, wasn't it The epilogue is never as fun as the main event Eve… https://t.co/a1CHrw4c0r @kairyssdal Same @atlasimpure The man invented US Army logistics @atlasimpure PrestagedSo, uh, yeah, that's the #drunjhistory of Yorktown Tip your delivery drivers Pet your dogs and cats Acknowledge… https://t.co/Q7zPvdRTeaThe bloodiest day in American history would lead to that emancipation that was the promise of the Constitution - a… https://t.co/jLJQSFZ5MW1787 would not bring that birth of freedom. It would not be until the final challenge to emancipation, to the const… https://t.co/kY4XlaNsYzDuring the convention, MA and PA delegates will loudly point out the lunacy of saying that all men are created equa… https://t.co/OwExNwtFx1Yorktown is what's gonna bring about the Treaty of Paris in 1783, with a free United States and a whole new birth o… https://t.co/ULjwVOPJsaAnd oh, how did that world turn right upside down, with the second British field army surrendering to a "rabble in… https://t.co/snhW74I89dMorning of Oct 17 Over the top of the British works A lone drummer boy. Beating the parley under a white flag Co… https://t.co/KzihhJzTkNYou can have all the best generals on your side, all the best troops But That doesn't mean the weather will coope… https://t.co/WyP22eHYNQThe sappers axe down the fence and abatis, obvs, because clear the way, duh, and then over go the infantry. Redoubt… https://t.co/gcR4Mzw4lSCode word comes down and the artillery goes off with a roar, covering fire for the attacks across the open area, ta… https://t.co/ckCkIz9oAPOrders are to go in with surprise and mass, those two principles of warfare. Hamilton gathers the light companies o… https://t.co/OPj3QtalJvYeah, that's right, they're just big piles of FUCK U AND YOUR PLANS becauze they're designed to break up the cohesi… https://t.co/KJyybRGPsFThat second parallel tho There's a problem The Brits have erected (HA!) two fortified positions called redoubts,… https://t.co/b7taDGseD3See, a siege is basically using math to kill people Or get them to surrender It's all about them sexy angles. And… https://t.co/FOBgWWjN5mand now must warn you SEXY ENGINEER SHIT TO FOLLOW cause it's a GD SIEGE and on the night of oct 5, the engineer… https://t.co/S6itkycetQBy September 26 1681 or 1781, one of those, G Wash and Rochambet no. Rochambeau. There we go. Well, they've arrived… https://t.co/m8qGUfHPKQToast to September 5 and the Battle of the Capes where De Grasse and Admiral Tommy Graves duke it off Chesapeake Ba… https://t.co/VhOEeQo4AtGW rushes south with all teh troopz, and meanwhile, something IMPORTANT goes down navy shit Yeah, that's right. T… https://t.co/vPwqXK0pfZIn August, 4k French troops March down from Rhode Island, the only time I'll ever mention that weird ass place, and… https://t.co/UK4kff1Lm0Now there's 8000 Brit troops in Yorktown and VA, but G Washington sees this as the chance he's been waiting for, to… https://t.co/NO1bn0MxNuThe our Earl gets a BRAINWAVE. Gotta think center of gravity, even tho that shit hasn't been invented by Clausewitz… https://t.co/o1Whewdfvj"The American fought like demons" Cornwally is gonna say after Guildford CH. Well, then, YA SHOULDA KNOWN, bud. He… https://t.co/SOpYxT4GzSHe wants to do badly that he's gonna chase Greene allllll the way into NC, over many rivers, that Greene gonna casu… https://t.co/h6Rx46logkNow, you might be asking, yo, ASO, we were promised Yorktown And, like Kipling, I will tell you, patience, O Jerus… https://t.co/q6zTth67jpGood ol Lord Cornwallis, when he hears about Tarleton's defeat & the 500 prisoners he's lost, says that Cowpens bro… https://t.co/Blu1VmtnguThe Brits over commit, get confused, then suddenly there's militia on one flank, coming back like a cold sore you j… https://t.co/0vrM1veX5gJan 17, 1781, and the Brits bear down on morgan aaaaaand the militia give 2 volleys & bounce, then the Continentals… https://t.co/z1kizGOftMMorgan, he draws out Banastre Tarleton, as played by @jasonsfolly BRILLIANTLY, like, give this man ALL THE AWARDS… https://t.co/SNXGeFnUl3To start off, Greene splits his force, which is, well, no, you don't do that. But one part was under Daniel "I punc… https://t.co/R2wfLBv3vMBut Greene is chill. "I got this, fam" is the feeling he exudes. He gets everyone food. Clothing. Ammo. Boats. It's… https://t.co/JJpunpFENJNow, in the south, shit is fucked I know I've used these qualitative words before, but I've never meant them with… https://t.co/Z7gMDS9dJXSo, shit is precisely and absolutely screwed for the Continental Army in the south, right? Wrongggg GW does one o… https://t.co/LlC6oT5v3b
9/18
2020

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