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July 18, 2019

Good news?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:08 pm
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This seems like good news.

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July 13, 2019

Unsustainable

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:59 am
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Japan is in demographic free-fall.  At this rate China won’t have to take any action, they’ll just wait until Japan is to weak to respond.  Given that Japan is the strongest US ally in the region, this has a long-term impact on US policy as well.

 

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 18, 2019

The F-21 (no, not the Kfir)

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 am
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Lockheed is looking to sell an F-16/F-35 hybrid to India.  Frankly, I’d be shocked if they are successful.  However, India is a huge weapons market, so I understand the desire.

June 14, 2019

Area 51

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:55 pm
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An interesting story, with video of Area 51.  While interesting, I want to know what is going on at Area 52.

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 6th, 1944

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:12 am
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As we remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this column makes a very good point that, in addition to a lot of combat bravery, there was an incredible logistical challenge that had to be overcome.  Everyone alive today owes these folks a debt of gratitude.

 

B-1 problems

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:05 am
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Story here.  The B-1 has a troubled history.  Since we can’t go back and make different decisions, our only choice now is to invest in keeping the B-1 operational (while speeding up its replacement.)

June 5, 2019

Heartbreaking story

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 3:54 pm
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Story here.  IMHO the Feres doctrine has been applied to broadly and this would be a great case for the Supreme Court to limit it.

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.

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