2.11 - Under Pressure
It's the terror of knowing what this world is about
This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 10 - “Reunion” (再会), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on the real-life city of Amman (and how it might have inspired events in the episode), language and translation notes, and missile countermeasures.
- U.S. Joint Military Contributions to Countering Syria’s 1970 Invasion of Jordan, by Richard A. Mobley for Joint Forces Quarterly, issue 55, 4th quarter 2009.
- The 1967 War and the birth of international terrorism, Brookings Institute, Daniel L. Byman, May 30, 2017.
- Black September: The Jordanian-PLO Civil War of 1970, Pierre Tristam, July 3,2019 for ThoughtCo.
- NYT archives articles from September 1970:
- Jisho.org page for 機 (き/ki), and Tofugo page about the use of 機 as a counter for airplanes and airplane crew.
- Army study guide (for promotion exams), section on “Command Voice.”
- From a website that provides full-text of classic flight simulation handbooks, The Official F-15 Strike Eagle Handbook section on defensive tactics, including when and how to use chaff.
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