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Going Rogue on the INF

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On October 22, 2018
So, the Trump administration is now saying that it’s going to pull out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.  Dan effectively laid out the causes for concern. I’m going to get some pushback for this, but…. I don’t think this is a bad idea. I have a piece at the Diplomat which summarizes the […]

Stuff n’ Things

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On October 21, 2018

I have been at stuff and doing things. The above was taken as part of the 2018 Maritime Security Challenges Conference in Victoria, where I debated Ben Wang Ben Ho about the future of the aircraft car

CAATSA

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On October 12, 2018

Latest at the Diplomat takes a look as US efforts to punish China for buying Russian military equipment.  This is a big deal, and the Chinese are pissed; there may be consequences down the line.  At

Varyag Undone

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On October 9, 2018

What if China had never gone through with the purchase of Varyag, the ex-Soviet Ukrainian aircraft carrier that later became Liaoning?  In 1998, a Chinese businessman bought the incomplete hulk of a

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Escalation

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On October 4, 2018
Latest at the National Interests takes a look at escalation dynamics associated with aircraft carriers… Since the 1950s, the supercarrier has been the most visible representation of U.S. military power and maritime hegemony. Although supercarriers have participated in nearly every military conflict since the commissioning of USS Forrestal in 1955, no carrier has come under […]

Links…

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On October 3, 2018

Some links for your reading pleasure. Found the Inner Ring, by C.S. Lewis, assigned in the USAWC’s Strategic Leadership course. I wish that I had read it many years ago… King Lear was unev

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