Monday, January 18, 2010

Ambush-by-Howitzer and Night Ops

This nighttime piece by Michael Yon is beautiful and humorous in a disturbing way. Tom Ricks thinks Yon is a pioneer. He may be, but this isn't his first piece on military night operations, and he's been doing this for some time. Ricks only noticed now, but even ordinary digital cameras CCDs are sensitive enough to see a lot of detail at night without the special optics.

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Nice photography. The "boys toys" tone of the article, which reads like an Artillery Corps recruitment advertisement, is typical of what embedded journalists have to write.
 
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