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June 13, 2019

Flashpoint

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:11 am
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While I’ve mainly been focused on the South China Sea as a potential flashpoint, it appears things are heating up in the gulf of Oman.  First, several Saudi tankers were sabotaged.  Then some Iranian boats caught fire. Now two tankers have been attacked.  This could get real hot, real fast.

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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 23, 2019

CSS Stonewall

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:56 am
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I have an interest in ships of the civil war.  The Stonewall was one of the more interesting looking in my opinion.  Some of the details on the interesting story of the ship are here.

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.

May 15, 2019

Keeping the pressure on North Korea

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:26 am
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I suspect we will see more of this as the US ramps up the pressure on North Korea. The question is ultimately can they be starved into submission? I don’t think we have any choice but to try.  North Korea can’t be allowed to maintain nukes.

May 8, 2019

Well, this isn’t good news

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:55 am
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Looks like China has laid down steel for their third aircraft carrier.  Right now we don’t know much other than it is supposed to be their first “full sized” carrier.  Stay tuned.

May 3, 2019

Good

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:25 pm
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It was a dumb idea.

May 1, 2019

Fundraiser to help preserve the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:42 pm
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Story here.  Give a little.

April 17, 2019

Interesting USN proposals

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:17 am
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More unmanned ships for the USN.

Revival of the VPB using B-1s

Stories like this give me some hope that the USN is thinking out of the box and won’t get caught equipping itself to fight the last war.

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