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March 15, 2019

A true hero

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:31 pm
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Man, this is bravery.


March 11, 2019

I don’t believe it

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:15 pm
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Story here.  Frankly, I have noticed a number of these stories in the last 6 months.  The Defense Department and the defense industries aren’t above pushing stories like these to get increased appropriations.  IMHO, the military is will funded, but the funds are wastefully spent.

March 8, 2019

A replay of 1979

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:20 pm
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Could we see a replay of 1979.  I will admit, I think that is one of the more likely scenarios in the South China Sea; a confrontation between Vietnam and China.  The two countries are butting heads more and more in the area.

March 6, 2019

KC-46 woes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:24 am
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The Air Force, which just started taking deliveries of the KC-46 is now stopping, due to tools and trash being found in aircraft being delivered by Boeing.  This is stupid and Boeing needs to clean up its act (literally) ASAP!

March 5, 2019

More India-Pakistan

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:58 am
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A New York Times article on the antiquated equipment of the Indian armed forces.

February 28, 2019


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:05 pm
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Looks like things continue to be hot on the border, but it doesn’t seem like they are escalating.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

February 27, 2019

Going in hot.

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:04 pm
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India and Pakistan are shooting at each other.  At least one Indian MiG-21 appears to have been downed.  Pakistani JL-17s may have been involved.  When two countries with nukes start shooting at each other, we should all get worried.

February 26, 2019

The Russian military

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:33 am
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This article makes the point that I have made numerous times on this blog.  While you can’t ignore Russia, it isn’t the first rate power it tries so hard to seem to be.  (BTW, you can see in the story why Putin is so desperate to have Ukraine back in the Russian orbit.)

February 22, 2019

New Iranian submarine

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:05 am
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What are the odds this thing is a movie prop built on a barge?  Is it just me, or does that sub look incredibly small?

February 19, 2019

Jamaica Defense news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:03 pm
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The government is making a substantial investment in the Jamaica Defense Forces facilities.  The biggest part of this is the completion of the new barracks near the Montego Bay airport.

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