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March 1, 2018

Putin’s new weapons

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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Vlad has bragged about a bunch of new weapons.  See here.  Frankly, I think Russia is a broke paper tiger, and the fact that Putin is bragging about these just makes me think I am right.


February 26, 2018

5 places where WWIII could start in 2018

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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Interesting article.  While they mention Taiwan, they don’t mention the South China Sea.

Underwater drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:56 pm
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An interesting article on the future of underwater drones.  IMHO, subs will play a much greater part in an all out war than most people think.  Underwater drones make that even more likely.

February 21, 2018

Syrian flashpoint

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:03 pm
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Regular readers of this blog know that I keep highlighting the growing tensions between the US and China in the South China Sea.  I still think that is the place in the world most likely to be the focus of a great power conflict.  However, recent reports out of Syria indicating that US forces killed 100+ Russian mercenaries working for the Syrian government may raise an alternate flashpoint.  While I don’t think Russia is the treat that China is, Russia still has formidable capabilities and could inflict serious losses on US forces, at least in the short term.  (h/t Jeff Groves.)

February 3, 2018

South China Seas happenings

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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The US continues to assert its rights to freedom of navigation.  China is on track to create 50 or so artificial islands in the next 20 years in the South China Sea.

January 26, 2018

This is outrageous

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 7:59 pm
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Story here.  The Indonesian government needs to actively pursue those who desecrate these sites.  Frankly, the US Navy should be authorized to attack and sink any vessel involved in such activity.

January 25, 2018

Military deployed to fight crime in Montego Bay

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 7:22 pm
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The Jamaican Defense Forces (the equivalent of the Jamaican Army) have been deployed to the resort town of Montego Bay and the surrounding St. James parish.  This is an effort to reduce crime, especially murders, that have spiked in the parish over the last year.  While crime has always been a problem in the southern part of the island, the tourist area in the northern half has typically been very safe.

This is a sad development sure to hurt the tourist trade that the island depends on.  Story here.

January 24, 2018

The next step in manned space exploration

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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It looks like a space station orbiting the moon is the next step.  Story here.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 18, 2018

Russian spy ship

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:33 am
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I’ve had this story around for awhile and meant to post it.  The Russians have a couple of interesting spy ships that may be doing undersea spying and aircraft recovery.

December 18, 2017

Communists are idiots

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:31 pm
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but you read a story like this and you almost think they might have a point.

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