Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cumshaw

"Cumshaw" is/was a military slang term for stuff that a unit "acquired" outside of the normal supply chain.

There is a shitload of it in Iraq. Apparently there is no real plan for dealing with it.

2 comments:

deadstick said...

We called it "midnight requisition".

deadstick said...

Remember all that stuff we hauled over the Hump to Chiang Kai-Shek? From Barbara Tuchman's bio of Stilwell:

"...an American OSS unit discovered a cache of arms hidden in the hills around Tushan...In 20 or more warehouses each about 50 feet long there was stored 50,000 tons of weapons and ammunition, including 50 new field guns and their shells...Kweilin and Liuchow had fallen, the Japanese were probing at Kweichow, Chungking was trembling -- and the arms were still being stored against a crisis."