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February 27, 2018

Possible chemical attack

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:01 pm
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Possible chemical attack on a US military base in Northern Virginia.  Developing.


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 20, 2018

February MMCL meeting

Filed under: IPMS,Kentucky,Modeling — dknights @ 10:33 pm
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My local IPMS chapter, MMCL held its February meeting last Thursday.  Sorry about taking so long to get this it.  The meeting was great.  If you have an IPMS chapter near you, I urge you to attend and join.  Also, join IPMS/USA.  This meeting we had a guest speaker who works for the Department of the Army, identifying and recovering remains of MIA soldiers.  It was an amazing talk.


Also, we had some great models brought in by the members.  Here are a few shots.

February 11, 2018

An American Foreign Legion

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:07 pm
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An interesting proposal.

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 5, 2018

Space 2018

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:18 am
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Some interesting predictions about happenings in space this year.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 4, 2018

Drone aerial refueling

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:26 am
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Looks like the Navy is committed to having its refueling done via drone aircraft.  I wonder why they are starting with the task of refueling?

May 26, 2017

The Navy needs some new cruisers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:51 pm
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Story here.  What is depressing is the previous designs that never went anywhere.  What a waste.

March 20, 2017


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:14 am
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The US Navy needs more ships, including more coastal ships.  However, the Navy’s solution, the LCS is very controversial.  It has suffered cost overruns and their are questions about whether or not it can defend itself. Here is a summary of some of the issues. 

March 17, 2017


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:09 am
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Barracuda Studios has released 5 sets of resin for the B-1.  See here.

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