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Nothing New in Military Technology Disasters

Readers think I am highly critical of Western military foibles and bad decisions (I am) but history is replete with mismanagement and poor planning planet-wide in military technology. Like the Indian nuclear submarine disaster from leaving a hatch open on the INS...

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...

The F35: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

“Soon after publication ‘Superiority’ was inserted into the Engineering curriculum of MIT, to warn the graduates that the Better is often the enemy of the Good, and the Best can be the enemy of both, as it is always too late.” - Arthur C. Clarke Superiority by Arthur...

Saturday Snippets 6 April 2024

Like all things, drone racing is the cutting edge of pressing the technology into the future, not government.It's these small and arcane subculture that drive innovation. Did I say not government? The Drone Racing League with tens of thousands of members. The market...

The Eternal Panopticon: The State as Predator

Lizard Farmer did an excellent synopsis of how the state stalks its prey. The observations are older but still germane. If London had this technology in 1770, America would not have been born and Paul Revere, the Committees of Correspondence and his colleagues would...

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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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