David Knights' Weblog

June 2, 2021

You’d have to have….

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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a heart of stone not to laugh at this one.  Add this to the recent explosion at the Iranian drone factory and the explosion at the Iranian oil refinery, and maybe you begin to wonder if a certain country isn’t getting some payback.

June 1, 2021

More of this, please.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:48 am
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These types of tests need to be conducted a lot more often, especially by the seaborne forces of the USN and our allies.  If you would have peace, prepare for war.

April 29, 2021

We are not alone

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The USN isn’t the only navy with problems.

Warships with problems

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:10 am
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I’ve followed Jim Dunnigan’s career since he was a wargame designer in the 70s.  He now runs a website called Strategypage and below is a YouTube of his podcast.  This one is on problems with current ship designs, focusing in part on the LCS (Little Crappy Ships.)

April 19, 2021

Wild

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:05 pm
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I am still amazed at what happened to several Soviet ships when the USSR collapsed.

April 6, 2021

Hmmmm

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:47 pm
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Someone smacked the Iranians.  Was it the Israelis, the Saudis or both?

March 18, 2021

Save The Sullivans

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:40 pm
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The USS The Sullivans needs help.  Dig into your pocket a bit if you can.

February 17, 2021

German Commerce Raiders

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:17 pm
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I have always been fascinated by this subject.  This is a great video. (P.S. Check out this persons other videos.)

January 12, 2021

Paper tiger

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:56 am
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You have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this story. Modern Russia is the very definition of a Kleptocracy. 

December 4, 2020

Why have I never heard this story before?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:51 pm
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