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February 23, 2021


Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:36 am
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Thanks to Twitter, I learned a piece of history today.  I had never heard of this unit or their fight against the Fugo balloons. Amazing.

February 16, 2021

This is unreal

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:38 am
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This is unreal.  The technology is just amazing.

February 9, 2021

Sweden is smart

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:14 am
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While a lot of the NATO countries continue to whistle past the graveyard, Sweden is putting money where it counts.

January 6, 2021

SpaceX getting into national defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:58 pm
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Well, sort of.  Got to say I am happy about this as SpaceX seems to be one of the few competent companies out there.

December 2, 2020


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:08 pm
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As some of you may know, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting an undeclared war over the last few months.  Courtesy of Jeff “Inch High” Groves is an article listing the calculated losses for each side in equipment so far.  Given the small nature of the countries involved, these are some pretty significant losses.  Also, of note to me is how drones are changing the face of warfare, especially as it applies to the vulnerability of armored forces.

November 30, 2020

Way cool lasers

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:29 pm
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Looks like Lasers will be coming to a battlefield sooner rather than later.  Here is why.

November 11, 2020

Civilian pilots at Pearl Harbor

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:43 am
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Anyone who has seen Tora! Tora! Tora! knows that there was a civilian aircraft flying at the time of the Peral Harbor attack. What I didn’t know, at least until I talked to Jim Bates recently, was that there were a number of civilian aircraft aloft, and not all survived.  A really good article here.

October 14, 2020

Paper Tiger

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:45 am
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I’ve said before that other than its ageing nuclear arsenal, Russia is a paper tiger, and while we should keep a wary eye out, it is not our major concern. Here is a story that provides an example of that fading power.

Good for them

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:36 am
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The US government is going to sell three new weapons systems to Taiwan. Good.  The US needs to be firm in its commitment to Taiwan, especially in light of China’s broken promises regarding Hong Kong.

October 9, 2020

China is serious

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:01 pm
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China is serious about Taiwan.  Deadly serious.  You don ‘t go building a full size replica of another countries government buildings unless you have a real plan to invade.

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