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Ooh, Lasers…

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On January 5, 2010

I think there’s a limit to the utility of this kind of argument, regarding a new laser-based air defense system: This all sort of leaves me wondering what problem this technology is a solution t

Iraqi Air Force Discovered!!!!!

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On August 30, 2009
This is positively strange: Iraqi officials have discovered that they may have an air force, after all. The Defense Ministry revealed Sunday that it recently learned that Iraq owns 19 Russian-designed MIG-21 and MIG-23 jet fighters, which are in storage in Serbia. The ministry said Iraqi officials are negotiating with the Serbs to restore the […]

Once More with Feeling…

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On August 18, 2009

Bernard Finel handles the latest attack-Iran nonsense capably, but I’d like to supplement three points: Fabius Maximus refers to General Wald’s post as part of a “years long project

Amen

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On August 10, 2009

John Boonstra, responding to Paul Johnson: What we don’t know is if a successful Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would discredit the regime to the point that it would be forced

F-22 Still Clings Tenaciously to Life?

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On July 23, 2009
The F-22 has a faint heartbeat in the House of Representatives, but appears to be slipping away: The committee voted July 22 to spend $369 million to buy another dozen F-22s, but Rep. David Obey, the committee chairman, said that has to change. In light of the Senate vote and a threat from the White […]

What are We Saving this Capability For?

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On July 10, 2009
With due respect, I don’t really get this: First, there’s the question of capacity. Once you phase out a military capacity, it becomes extremely difficult to restore it. That goes for manpower capacity (i.e., training), but also for industrial capacity. Clearly there will still be a need for, and training of, jet fighter pilots to […]
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