Phase Three: The B-17 Celebration

07/03/2013
07/03/2013: After visiting one site which saw B-17 operations, namely the U-boat pens, we then visited the key target for the July 5, 1943 attack, namely the airfield and factory areas in support of German air operations against the United Kingdom. Nantes airport (formerly known as Aéroport Château Bougon)owes its…

The Euro Crisis: Waiting for German Elections

10/24/2012
2012-10-24 By Harald Malmgren The mid-October Euro Summit illuminated widening divisions between the leadership in France and Germany. It is the German leadership which is most opposed to a single bank supervisor and a comprehensive “banking union” for the EU. In German politics, a EU banking union is little more than…

Paratroopers Jump in Normandy

06/17/2012
06/17/2012: Paratroopers from five different nations performed airborne operations commemorating the 68th year anniversary of D-Day. The Paratroopers were from the US, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France and with a bit of historical hyperbole thrown in from Germany as well. Credit:U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command…

173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team

04/30/2012
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during a training exercise. [slidepress gallery='173rd-airborne-brigade-combat-team'] Credit:VIPER COMBAT CAMERA USAREUR:3/16/12 In the first 2 photos, U.S. Army soldiers of Alpha Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team conduct a mission convoy during a training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in…

Whither the Eurozone?

01/03/2012
01/03/2012 - by Dr. Harald Malmgren News headlines about the European Union summit on 8-9 December declared that “Eurozone leaders agree treaty changes.”  UK Prime Minister Cameron vetoed change of the EU Treaties.  So what was really agreed? Leaders of the 17 Euro members and several other EU members agreed…