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July 15, 2019

Just when you think….

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:19 am
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that maybe the Straight of Hormuz is the new world hot spot, the Chinese do something to bring the focus back to the South China Sea.  It is hideously expensive, but this is why the US needs a world class navy.

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July 3, 2019

South China Sea

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:17 pm
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More great news from the region most likely to start a hot war.  The Chinese have put anti-ship missiles on the man-made islands in the South China Sea.  This was the inevitable end of the Chinese behavior in the region.  Where do we go from here?  Who knows?

Iranian oil

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:28 am
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An interesting article in the New York Times regarding the tankers evading the Iran sanctions and how its done.

July 1, 2019

Well, this isn’t good

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:50 am
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China testing a new SLBM. 

June 21, 2019

Chinese military

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:53 pm
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Interesting reports on the capability upgrades to the Chinese military.  Story here.

June 19, 2019

XQ-58A

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:00 am
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I’ve posted on this thing previously.  It seems to have come out of nowhere.  I can see where something like this will be very valuable as a force multiplier, which the US really needs if China is our biggest strategic threat.

June 4, 2019

Oh, good

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:40 am
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Looks like the Chinese are doing some missile testing.  Possibly a sub launched missile.  Possibly hypersonic?  The US defense establishment needs to make sure that it doesn’t relax in its own technological development.

May 24, 2019

Freedom of the Seas

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:44 am
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More freedom of the seas exercises by the US in and around the South China Sea.

Is the aircraft carrier obsolete?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:35 am
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That is the question addressed in this article.  The author’s conclusion is an emphatic no.

May 22, 2019

The Chinese Navy

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:39 am
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A nice top level analysis of the current Chinese Navy and where they are heading.

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