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Patron Fantasy Baseball

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On February 24, 2020
All fans are equal under the eyes of Lawyers, Guns and Money. However, Patreon subscribers are more equal, and the more equal are invited on a first come, first serve basis to join our Patron Fantasy Baseball league. The link is on our Patreon page. Several of us have already joined up. Draft date pending, […]
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Wednesday NatSec Roundup

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On February 19, 2020
When you consider all the stars I have managed, mere submarines make me smile. The Navy will deploy its first conventional hypersonic missiles on the Virginia class attack submarines. Really, there is no longer any consequential difference between an SSN (attack sub) and SSGN (cruise missile sub). This is a good thing, though, because these […]

Crypto AG

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On February 16, 2020

Some thoughts on the Crypto AG story, specific to the Asia-Pacific… The extent of penetration into Asia remains uncertain, but numerous Asian countries purchased Crypto equipment. These include

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355

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On February 15, 2020
There were some questions about the Navy’s 355 ship goal in comments; this is a slightly older piece at the Diplomat that hopefully answers some of them… The US Navy is struggling to achieve its ambition of a 355-ship fleet with a budget that remains relatively flat. In the last few days, Defense News has reported on […]
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Crypto

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On February 11, 2020
This is wow. For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it […]

Douglas

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On February 5, 2020

An icon has passed. Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose rugged good looks and muscular intensity made him a commanding presence in celebrated films

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