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Dambusting in Syria

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On January 20, 2022
Well this is some alarming shit: The Tabqa Dam was a strategic linchpin and the Islamic State controlled it. The explosions on March 26, 2017, knocked dam workers to the ground and everything went dark. Witnesses say one bomb punched down five floors. A fire spread, and crucial equipment failed. The mighty flow of the […]

Potpourri

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On January 19, 2022

A few things based on reader requests… First, I’m happy to do another round of expansion for the LGM Commenter Corps twitter list. If you’d like to be included either leave your twit

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On our latest venture into the history of the blogosphere Scott and I spoke with Tedra Osell, the Fabulous Dr. B. Befitting a blog that occupied space in the academic, feminist, and political blogospheres, the conversation goes a lot of different places. Tedra was happy to update everyone regarding all of her current statuses (stati?), […]
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Logan Roy of King’s Landing

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On January 17, 2022
Now this would have been a thing to see. “I’m often asked if I was offered a role in Game Of Thrones—reason being that every other bugger was—and the answer is, yes, I was supposed to be a king called Robert Baratheon, who apparently died when he was gored by a boar in the first season,” [Brian] Cox […]

Big Boats!

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On January 14, 2022

I run through some of the reasoning and logic for building larger US Navy surface warfare vessels, amidst discussion of the Navy’s frequent failures over the last two decades to build anything t

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