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Commenting

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On August 3, 2019
Yesterday, in discussion with our hosting company we learned that the way we have been doing comments was creating some significant back end problems that would have substantially driven up costs. The interim solution to this was to delete the backlog of 1.6 million WordPress comments, most of which had already been migrated over to […]
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Technical Problems?

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On July 29, 2019
We’re getting reports of technical problems with the site this morning. We have not changed anything, or done any kind of redesign. I am told (and I swear that this is not part of a plot) that disabling adblocker software for the site will remedy the formatting issues. Continuing to investigate… The Management Share
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Retaliation

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On July 17, 2019
China is threatening to retaliate against US arms manufacturers who sell equipment to Taiwan. It’s not the first time such threats have been made, but the nature of the trade war has lent them a degree of credibility this time around: The three most obvious targets for sanction, according to the New York Times, are General Dynamics, Oshkosh, […]

Disentanglement

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On July 16, 2019

Also at the Diplomat, a bit about the efforts of some South Korean firms to disentangle themselves from the Chinese market: The SCMP report describing the decision-making of firms such as Lotte and

The China Offset

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On July 15, 2019

Over at the Diplomat I write a bit about a recent CNAS report on China, and how thinking about China has driven trends in US military procurement: Work and Grant relate a series of arguments that will

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Aimee Fox’s Learning to Fight: Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914–1918 is simply one of the best accounts of how military organizations learn that I’ve ever read. Fox describes in great detail the mechanisms through which the British Army tried to update itself in World War I.  She demonstrates that many of […]
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