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News Roundup 6/14/2024

News Roundup 6/14/2024

US News Military Officials:​ 'Widowmaker' Osprey Will Fly With Faulty Clutch X Ukraine G7 Leaders Agree To Provide Ukraine With $50 Billion Using Frozen Russian Assets AWC Biden, Zelensky Sign 10-Year Bilateral Military Deal AWC Stoltenberg: Ukraine Using F-16s on...

Pentagon: Send More Money!

You can't make this up, the scale of incompetence and brain-dead planning on the part of the most expensive military paper tiger in the Earth's history is breathtaking. Best of both worlds from a government perspective: huge budgets and no accountability. The Pentagon...

Frigate Failure Follies

I am currently doing a podcast series on what appears to be a droll subject but it is critical to getting big projects right. If you can't articulate and create a rational and effective Concept of Operations, you will fail. Th Navy never disappoints in failure lately....

The US is the World Leader with No Pier

Yet another existential chaos avalanche in American foreign policy. The pier took two months and $350m to build, lasted 12 days, and delivered less than 60 trucks' worth of food (most of which was stolen after it reached Gaza) before it broke and had to be towed away...

News Roundup 6/14/2024

News Roundup 5/28/2024

Russia NATO Allies Skeptical About Stoltenberg’s $100 Billion Plan for Ukraine AWC Ukraine’s Syrskyi Says France To Send Instructors To Train Ukrainian Troops AWC Sweden Says Ukraine Can Use Swedish Weapons on Russian Territory AWC Taiwan Rep. McCaul Leads...

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...

News Roundup 6/14/2024

News Roundup 5/22/2024

Russia Top US General Says There Are ‘No Plans’ To Send US Trainers to Ukraine AWC Zelensky Says NATO Should Shoot Down Russian Missiles Over Ukraine AWC China US Working with EU to Sanction China SCMP Israel Israel Seizes AP’s Equipment, Reverses Move After Pressure...

The Pentagon Follies Continue

The most expensive paper tiger in Earth's history. The F35 continues to bleed out the treasury for no return. The House Armed Services Committee draft version of the bill, released today, also includes $33.8 billion in defense spending at other federal agencies such...

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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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