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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 US Submarine Force is Sunk

When you look at the larger disaster of American arms and readiness, all the services are in the hazard of being mission ineffective. The US Navy surface fleet has been an unmitigated building debacle with the Little Crappy Ships, Zumwalt class and the USS Ford...

The Conscientious Objector As Hero

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor granted in the US armed forces. Out of the 41 million who have served in the U.S. military, the Medal has been presented to only 3,517 service members (618 awarded posthumously) who went above and beyond the call of...

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:...

F35 Fat Amy Follies: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Two Trillion Dollars... Pretty soon, we're talking real money. So we put this in perspective: Two trillion U.S. dollars in $100 notes would be 1,356 miles high. If they were one dollar bills, it would be 135,600 miles high (the moon is 238,900 miles from Earth)....

Hey Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time

WSJ: The U.S. decision not to veto the resolution was “a very bad omen,” said Itamar Rabinovich, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and adviser to several prime ministers. “If things continue this way,” he said, the so-called special relationship between Israel...

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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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