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For the most recent LGM podcast, Dan and I discuss how to assess the government shutdown, unsavory alliances, Trump’s authoritarian tendencies, and “woke neocons.” Note that we are still working out some technical issues, which in this episode manifest in mediocre audio on my side of the conversation.  Nevertheless, any and all comments are welcome! […]

Minecraft Gap

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On January 18, 2018

From the Nuclear Threat Initiative: While the mineshafts leaders retreat to at the end of 1964’s apocalyptic film Dr. Strangelove seem like dystopian science fiction from the Cold War, both the Unit

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At the Diplomat I do a bit of pushback on some recent posts from the Monkey Cage: The recent false alert of a ballistic missile launch in Hawaii has put the United States (and the world) on edge, but some argue that the hype overstates the chances for war. In particular, two recent articles at […]

INS Arihant

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On January 16, 2018

My latest at the Diplomat takes note of some recent difficulties with INS Arihant (the Indian Navy’s sole nuclear ballistic missile submarine) and expresses some concern at the unusual trajector

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ARA San Juan

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On January 11, 2018
This has been out there for a bit, but it just came across my twitter feed and I thought it was worth passing on: That acoustic signal originated near 46-10S, 59-42W at 1358Z (GMT) on 15 November 2017. It was produced by the collapse (implosion) of the ARA SAN JUAN pressure-hull at a depth of […]
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Last week I recorded a video for Attn, but tragically I can’t figure out how to embed, or if it’s even possible to embed in blog format. In any case, the edited video is so much more coherent that what I recorded that I suspect I was digitally recreated, not unlike Bojack Horseman’s great performance […]
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