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November 6, 2019

More frikkin’ laser beams

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:53 pm
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Another story on the US military about to deploy laser weapons.  These, when combined with unmanned weapons platforms will be game changing.  When you take away the potential for heavy casualties, many military actions that were unthinkable, no longer are.

October 28, 2019

Making the world a better place

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:05 pm
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By removing one terrorist at a time.  Glad these guys are on the case.

October 16, 2019

Blurred lines

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:25 am
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The Army wants artillery that can fire at targets up to 1000 miles away.  Story here.  I am skeptical that it can be done, but if it can be, it would change warfare in some fundamental ways.

October 9, 2019

An interesting story

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:50 am
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...from the end of the cold war.  I recall that the Israelis did something similar stealing an entire SA-2 or SA-3 SAM radar unit from the Egyptians back in the 70s.

June 6, 2019

Another D-Day account

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Read the whole thing.  Great Churchill story at the beginning, but the meat of the story is the interview after.  Read it and be in awe.

June 1, 2019

Tank upgrade

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:19 am
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Looks like the US Army is getting its tanks upgraded a bit quicker.  I, for one, am happy to see that the U.S. armed forces are not ignoring conventional war-fighting.  Given our experiences with non-traditional combat (terrorism and insurgency) it would be easy to lose focus on conventional warfare.  I am glad we are not.

May 27, 2019

Medal of Honor

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:51 am
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A good article on the medal. I had not realized that there were only 70 living recipients.

May 8, 2019

The return of “Pinks and Greens”

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:02 am
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I, for one, am happy to see this change.

April 8, 2019

New Whizz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:01 pm
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The Army developing new hi-tech visual augmentation devices.  Today’s soldiers who grew up on video games will now have many of the features they are use to available on the real world battlefield.

March 19, 2019

Polish Artillery

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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It looks like the Poles are going to purchase the US HIMARS system for their army.  This seems to me to be a smart move.  Not only is it a capable system, but the more integrated into NATO equipment, the better off the Polish military is.

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