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No Velocity Whatsoever: Hyper-Velocity Pipe-dreams

Since October 2021, it has either failed the flight test or scrubbed launches. Three years. The joint Army/Navy Dark Eagle Long Range Hypersonic Weapon, that despite the $8.3 billion in R&D invested in it have so far failed to successfully fire a single AUR, All...

The F35 Continues NOT to Stick the Landing

“I’m getting tired of over-promising and under-delivering,” F-35 program head Air Force Lt. Gen. Mike Schmidt said. The newly-envisioned Block 4 would instead focus on delivering “‘must-have’ content,” Schmidt wrote, which will include an undefined “subset” of 88...

John Boyd: Persona Non Grata at the Pentagon

COL John Boyd was quite the maverick in the military ranks and rocked the boat all the time. You will not though incredibly capable, he was never promoted to flag rank. One of the best insights he ever gave was that when one distills strategy simply, it is:...

North Korea Warns It May Shoot Down US Spy Planes

North Korea Warns It May Shoot Down US Spy Planes

Pyongyang accused the US military of conducting provocative surveillance flights which infringe on its airspace and trespass in its exclusive economic zone on Monday. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) admonished Washington that if such provocations...

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Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

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