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Up in Smoke: The Other Space Race Continues

A comprehensive ban on all nuclear testing occurred in the 1990s. The Soviet Union's last nuclear test took place on 24 October 1990; the United Kingdom's on 26 November 1991 and the United States' on 23 September 1992. Advances in the ICBM arena have continued apace...

News Roundup 6/17/2024

News Roundup 6/17/2024

US News House Pentagon Bill Includes Provision Preventing Indefinitely Detention of Americans X Congress Moves Toward Automatic Registration for a Military Draft AWC Russia Documents: Putin Was Willing To Compromise To End War in 2022 AWC NATO to Control Ukraine Aid...

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...

A Morality of Anger and Guilt

Splendid Memorial Day speech by Matthew Hoh: The idea of my talk was originally going to be that of the unending costs of war, and I found that to be very daunting for a number of reasons.  One, I just didn't know where to begin, what to talk about, what facet of the...

Now They Figure It Out…

Too little and too late and once the smaller companies get Pentagon contracts, they will be destroyed in the Pentagon's Soviet acquisition system. “While the Armament Directorate remains committed to our highly-capable legacy products, we have become convinced that...

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....

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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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