Except for all the chanting of “Putin the Thief” in the streets, yeah, you’re right.
Here you go:
So Russia has broken Aircraft Carriers, and we have a bunch of those. We have a broken Icebreaking ship, and they have a bunch of those.
Hilarious and expensive overkill for sure, but it’s pretty impressive that the patriot system can detect and destroy something that small.
I think that’s his entire point. Aircraft carriers of today are not combat ships anymore. We keep building them to be fighting ships when in reality, they can be easily sunk (says the author). In reality, they are just glorified air bases used to project power and they should be built as such. As I see it, the…
Wow, Terrell. That was thorough. This could have been Part 1, Part2.
Hey Terrell, could I make a book recommendation to you? You’re writing a lot about Russia, and a book I recently read that has a great overview on Russian society under Putin is called “Putin Country” by Anne Garrels, a former NPR reporter. It’s a pretty unflinching look at the effects of the governement on modern…
It’s been very good, and I for one appreciate it.
Good article. Even the most obtuse Trump supporter should be able to rationalize that Russia didn’t seek to influence this election in order to ensure that the strongest candidate won. They wanted (and got) the naive, exploitable guy.
I’m not worried about the number of nukes (100 can kill us all off). START was predicated on the understanding that sane, sensible people will equally reduce their arsenals, and that sane, sensible people would safeguard them. START was important, not because of the reduction, but because of the intent behind it. It…
Great article. Thank you. I appreciate you reviewing the history of the treaty and its importance then and now.
I am a 46 year old Canadian. I have a wife and two kids. I was 13 when 99 Luftballons was a hit. When I was 15, I was terrified that the Persian Gulf Crisis would spill over and create a nuclear conflict. My parents talk about the Cuban Missile Crisis and have more than once, said that they seriously debated bringing…
And Military departments seem to behave much like their civilian counterparts. If you don’t use your budget, odds are you will get less next year, since being good with a budget gets you punished like that. So everybody not only makes sure they use every dime they get allocated, they beg that it isn’t enough.
Is a war between the U.S. and China over the South China Sea all but inevitable? Steve Bannon thinks so. In a series of radio shows for his former publication Breitbart News over the past two years, Bannon—now White House senior counselor and President Donald Trump’s closest advisor—made it seem like armed conflict is…
Interesting article. Checked for the photos of these things and here is few (very cool):
Except nobody else had finished making any other nukes when we dropped them on Japan, and there’s a treaty that does say they all get fired now.
This isn’t the only instance of POW’s that were abandoned in Vietnam by the US Government.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced that its warplanes have flown its first combat mission in Syria with American-led aircraft, according to the Associated Press. The Pentagon, however, has denied such a mission took place. U.S. Air Force Col. John Dorrian, a coalition spokesman, says the Russian announcement is…
“The papers are getting terribly excited today over reports that Trident doesn’t’ work. Lets try and dissect this hyperbole a little to explore what reportedly happens and what it actually means.
MoD ‘confidence’ in Trident after test ‘malfunction’ - BBC News
(Mod edit -no Mail links in CA)
The basic story is that last…
The British Royal Navy was conducting a test of one of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles last summer, when the damn thing ended up heading straight for the United States. Not the Russians. Not the Chinese. Not ISIS. But the tea and crumpet Brits almost hit us with a missile.