What if the TLAM had been killed in childhood by the INF Treaty? For the past three decades, America’s signature weapon of war has been the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, or TLAM. The TLAM has helped
What if the B-52 had not survived infancy? Initially intended to deliver strategic nuclear weapons against the Soviet Union, the B-52 has kept that mission long after the USSR itself ceased to exist.
Some thoughts at the National Interest on China’s new Type 055 destroyer… Does the United States have an answer to China’s new Type 055 destroyers? Does it need one? On July 3 Dalian s
First of what may be a new series at the National Interest: What if the F-14 Tomcat had never existed? What if the F-14 Tomcat had never happened? The iconic fighter served the U.S. Navy for more than
The second part of my Diplomat piece on 3D printing is now up; incidentally, here is the (correct) link to the first part: In short, many things will change, and many things will remain the same. Care
I have some thoughts at the Diplomat on a new RAND report about 3D printing… A recent RAND study by Trevor Smith, Troy D. Johnson, and J. Luke Irwin explored how the diffusion of 3D printing c
His Orange Majesty has decreed the existence of a sixth [sic] branch [sic] of the armed forces. It will surprise no one to find that I’m skeptical of the idea of creating an independent servic
Some thoughts on the IP aspects of our new trade war with China: But it’s worth wondering precisely how the United States is thinking about this trade war. Wars should have a point; it makes it so