David Knights' Weblog

July 29, 2020

Wuhan Flu

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:18 pm
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This seems reasonable to me.  There needs to be a reckoning when this is behind us.

July 28, 2020

Seed terrorism?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:24 am
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Weird story here.  Most likely it is just an internet seller trying to boost their ratings on Amazon or eBay, but you can’t rule anything out when it comes to China.  Some were apparently sent to KY.

Flooding in China

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:55 am
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The Three Gorges Dam was built in China to reduce the flooding along the Yangtze river.  Even with that massive dam, they are having record floods this year.  Story here, and here.

July 27, 2020

Chinese Navy plans

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:34 pm
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They are building a bunch of destroyers.  We should be paying attention.

July 17, 2020

J-20 mock up

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:30 am
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USMC apparently has one.  Wonder what they are using it for?

July 15, 2020

Chinese spying

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:46 pm
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Here is another story.  We need to get serious about this.  China certainly has.

July 10, 2020

Submarines: The future or the past?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:37 pm
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If the technologies in this article ever get developed, then the submarine may have outlived its usefulness.  This would be both good and bad for US interests.  It would make one of the legs of our nuclear triad more vulnerable, but it also would mean that our CVNGs would be less vulnerable.

July 1, 2020

Seaplanes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:08 am
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An interesting article arguing that the USN needs to look at reviving the seaplane as a strategic disruptor in the Pacific.

June 24, 2020

US Carriers

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:53 am
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Looks like we have three in the Pacific now.  I suspect that absent a flair up elsewhere, this will be standard for the foreseeable future.

June 5, 2020

Good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:49 pm
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Australia and India are committing to closer joint military cooperation.  Both countries realize the danger the CCP represents.  Taking these steps now may prevent worse problems later.

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