Author: Robert Farley

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Whoops!

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On April 23, 2019
In a bit of a companion piece to yesterday’s article about battleship mutinies, today I offer a short look at some of the most dreadful accidents in the history of the battleship form… Battleships were enormous investments of national treasure. They did not merely represent national power; they were the physical manifestations of that power. […]

Mutiny!

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On April 22, 2019

I have a short piece up at the National Interest on battleship mutinies: Battleships were a huge investment of national treasure and national pride. Indeed, in some cases they arguably represented an

Spam!

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On April 21, 2019

As you may have noted we’re having a bit of a spam attack lately. My understanding is that the system takes time to learn (and this attack is clearly designed to exploit seams in Disqus’ d

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What to Do about Bernie?

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On April 16, 2019
If he wins the nomination, vote for him. That prospect is not only spooking establishment-aligned Democrats, but it is also creating tensions about what, if anything, should be done to halt Mr. Sanders. Some in the party still harbor anger over the 2016 race, when he ran against Hillary Clinton, and his ongoing resistance to […]
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Tourney Challenge Updates

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On April 3, 2019
And so now down to the end.  Here’s where we are with respect to the Women’s Tournament: RANK BRACKET, OWNER R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 NCG CHAMPION MAX TOTAL PCT 1 colin_holm 1colin_holm 280 240 320 320 0 0 Baylor 1800 1160 99.7 2 Alexandria’s FinestUKEvan 260 240 280 320 0 0 Notre Dame 1740 1100 […]

Ichiro Coda

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On March 25, 2019

I suspect that most of the LGMers were watching last Thursday morning when Ichiro played his last inning of Major League Baseball.  Scott, Dave and I were there for his first game in a Mariner’

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I had a feature in the print edition of the Diplomat a couple of months ago on the conversion of the Izumo class aircraft carriers.  You can read part of it here; for the rest, sadly, you need to buy the magazine. In a few short years, Japan will have its first real aircraft carriers […]

Herodotus

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On March 18, 2019

The Podcast A couple of months ago I recorded a War Room podcast with Dr. Jacqueline Whitt of the Army War College.  We discussed why the Army War College, and its sister institutions, have so heavil

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