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Historian John Kuehn has written a new book on the US Navy’s General Board, America’s First General Staff. The Board came into existence in 1901, after the Spanish-American War had exposed problems in USN planning and procurement.  The Board remained in existence until 1950, in somewhat variable configuration, and was responsible for developing a strategy […]

ARA San Juan

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On January 11, 2018

This has been out there for a bit, but it just came across my twitter feed and I thought it was worth passing on: That acoustic signal originated near 46-10S, 59-42W at 1358Z (GMT) on 15 November 2017

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LGM Podcast… Reborn?

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On January 8, 2018
For some time we’ve been discussing relaunching the LGM podcast, but various obstacles (including time, technical issues, and the fact that SEK had most of the logins associated with the old one) have slowed our path to audio stardom. Last week, Dan and I recorded what we hope will be the inaugural episode of the […]
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LGM Bowl Challenge Victor!

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On January 7, 2018
As the grim NCAA football campaign trundles to its depressing conclusion, let us pause and take note of Special Achievements in the Field of Excellence: Football Edition. RANK ENTRY, OWNER PPR TOTAL PCT 1 nacorwin 1nacorwin 1 545 95.5 2 Running on EmptyIrateBeagle 1 536 94.0 3* Aaron35027 2Aaron35027 11 526 91.8 3* Eccentripity 1Eccentripity […]

Flattops!

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On January 2, 2018

Latest at the Diplomat: Navies are getting F-35B-curious again… Suddenly, navies seem to be getting inordinately excited about the F-35B. Earlier this week, reports emerged of discussions about

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2017 Year in Review

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On January 1, 2018
Here are some stats from 2017. Note that the shift in template and shift in comment systems throws off the numbers a bit, to the benefit of posts written later in the year. Top Ten Posts of 2017 by pageviews: 1. We’re so Cilizza’d, Scott Lemieux 2. Sebastian Gorka’s Dissertation: Part I, Dan Nexon 3. […]
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