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Friday NatSec Roundup

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On August 23, 2019
Some say we deserve a better world. But do we? Really? For those who were asking about the state of the F-35 program, Valerie Insinna has a good write-up in the New York Times. Long story short, much of what folks say about the difficulties of the F-35 program are true, but the glib claim […]
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Battlecarrier!

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On August 20, 2019
In a two part series over at the National Interest, I summarize the history of efforts to build hybrid battleship-aircraft carriers. Part I: Almost as soon as navies began to contemplate the idea of aircraft-carrying warships, they started thinking about how to combine the virtues of the battleship and the aircraft carrier into a single […]
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Latest Epstein

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On August 15, 2019
I ain’t even gonna bother lecturing you folks about Occam’s Razor: An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death. Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in […]
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Nuclear Collaboration

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On August 13, 2019
A couple weeks ago some reports emerged on Sino-Russian collaboration on nuclear propulsion. Of course, Russia is having other nuclear propulsion issues at the moment, but nevertheless I wrote a bit about it in the National Interest… It appears that China is relying on Russian know-how and experience to develop the reactor for its first […]

You Had One Job

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On August 10, 2019

Following up… I know it must be difficult to prevent a prisoner who is absolutely committed to killing himself from following through on that, but c’mon. Jeffrey Epstein, the financier ind

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