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Decisions!

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On December 14, 2018

I present without comment this morning’s schedule at the US Army War College: 8:30-10am: Bliss Hall Lecture, General David Petraeus  (US Army, Retired) 10:15am-11:45am: Bliss Hall Lecture, R

Izumo Upgrade

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On December 10, 2018

Japan has decided to go for it. Japan appears to be prepared to take the next step to convert its Izumo-class helicopter destroyers into VSTOL (vertical and/or short take-off and landing) aircraft

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LGM Bowl Mania!

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On December 10, 2018
I have re-established the LGM College Bowl Mania group, password “zevon”.   Remember that confidence scoring is complicated, but that if you completely mess it up you’ll probably end up with more points anyway. Winner gets a prize… Share

Operation Red Sea

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On December 3, 2018

I watch movies so that you don’t have to: Operation Red Sea does not include a meditation on how China might manage the international community differently than the United States. It barely men

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Fighter vs. Bomber II

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On November 30, 2018
The second part of my series on the history of fighters fighting bombers (or pursuit planes pursuing bombers, if you prefer) is up… The war put extraordinary demands on every air force. Within a year of the opening of World War II, the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force put every theory of the balance […]

Links…

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On November 29, 2018

Some links for your reading pleasure: Dmitry Gorenburg and Michael Kofman on the Battle of Kerch Straits Nationalism and the Left, by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian. More complicated than this, I think, but

Patterson Stuff!

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On November 28, 2018

A couple of bits of news out of the Patterson School.  First, for anyone seeking a job or anyone who knows anyone seeking a job: The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the Un

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So as most of you know I am currently a visiting faculty member at the School of Strategic Landpower at the US Army War College.  Teaching here is different than teaching… just about anywhere else.  Setting aside the relative uniqueness of the student body (mostly colonels and lieutenant colonels from the US, as well as […]

J-31

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On November 21, 2018

The perspective of the People’s Liberation Army Navy on the J-31, a new stealth fighter, has apparently shifted… According to a new report from Bradley Perret and Stephen Trimble, the She

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