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Monday Links

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On October 23, 2017
Stuff going on today: VPAF and USAF fighter pilots meet in San Diego.  In other news, it remains a tragedy that we have yet to see a cinematic treatment of Robin Olds’ career. The Indian Air Force is not bullish on the Su-57.  Laura Seay is very good on the relevant and irrelevant questions associated […]

Espionage!

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On October 20, 2017

Some thoughts on espionage, hacking, and the defense industrial base: The latest breach in the F-35 program has come out of Australia, where a subcontractor reportedly lost unclassified data on the

War with Iran

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On October 19, 2017

The National Interest asked me to contribute some thoughts on what a war for “regime change” against Iran would look like.  Short answer: Nothing good. The Trump administration appears re

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TIDOS Down!

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On October 18, 2017
Last night, Lexington city workers removed the statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan from the Old Courthouse square: A Tuesday opinion by Attorney General Andy Beshear opened the door for the city to begin the removal of the statues. The city had previously said that the board of the Kentucky Military Heritage […]

Tech Transfer

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On October 12, 2017

Latest at the Diplomat looks at the latest in the long-running discussion of China’s intellectual property regime: Over the past weeks the nature of U.S. complaints over Chinese violations of in

Worst Timeline

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On October 11, 2017

My only question is this: How were Trump’s advisers surprised? President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering thi

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Hypersonics

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On October 10, 2017
At the Diplomat, I take a look at a pretty good RAND report on hypersonic weapons… Hypersonics pose a threat to states that rely upon a robust, integrated defense against ballistic missiles. Against states without these defenses, they pose a threat no more significant than that of conventional cruise or ballistic missiles. Given that with […]

Indian F-16s

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On October 9, 2017

Some thoughts over at the Diplomat on the ongoing efforts (by just about everyone) to come to some kind of agreement to co-produce fighters with India: The U.S. and Indian governments continue to work

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Monday Linkage

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On October 9, 2017
Get your Monday started right! Marvel and Northrop are not apparently a match made in heaven… Looking forward to Rexit. The Maoists who run the NYT style section are at it again. The situation with US diplomats in Cuba remains mysterious. Aaaaand there went my fantasy football season. What the Catalonian military might look like… […]

UK and UL

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On October 3, 2017

Credit where due: Bevin: “I think we should pay college athletes…they’ve not like normal students & we shouldn’t pretend like they are… deferred payments” — J

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