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May 22, 2017

This is not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:33 pm
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5000 shoulder fired SAMs in a country on the verge of collapse.

May 4, 2017

Well this is depressing

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:18 pm
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There is tons of money to be saved by cutting out the waste in Defense Department.

May 3, 2017

Iran

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:32 pm
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Some of the stories out of Iran seem pretty crazy.  This one does.

April 27, 2017

Is it worth salvaging?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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It might be.

April 19, 2017

Indian Israeli military cooperation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:53 pm
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The Indians have been shifting a lot of their military procurement to Israel from Russia.  The story of their recent SAM purchase is here.

March 15, 2017

South East Asia gets hotter

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:16 am
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Taiwan is upgrading its fleet of aircraft. Makes sense to me, and IMHO the US should sell more such aircraft to Taiwan.  Only a united front will discourage China from adventurism in the South China Sea.

March 9, 2017

Russian strength or Russian weakness?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:15 am
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Russia is upgrading the missiles on two of their Oscar II SSGNs.  Originally they had planned to upgrade the missiles on all 8 boats, but now are upgrading only two.  I suspect this is an indication of economic weakness and budget problems.

March 8, 2017

A terrible tragedy

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 10:01 pm
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We are failing our veterans.

March 1, 2017

New Russian bomber

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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Cool drawing, but I wonder what it will really look like.

February 27, 2017

The decline of the carrier

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:48 pm
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Carriers are expensive and in this day and age, there is some question as to their survivability.  I wonder if that isn’t in part why Brazil is going carrierless, at least for a while.

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