A couple of aircraft carrier related links for your afternoon...Via Danger Room, Martin Sieff has a new series at UPI on the vulnerability of carriers to submarine attack. Galrahn has a very useful critique here, pointing out in particular that the ASW component of the...
Via Danger Room, interesting Bloomberg article about the Russian-built Chinese-operated "Sizzler" missile. The Sizzler approaches its target at supersonic speed then arches right before hitting. Apparently, the USN has no.
From Vanessa at Feministing:In the midst of a trade discussion in 1973 with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Chinese leader Mao Zedong offered sending Chinese women to the United States.
This one from the NY Times:"Tainted Drugs Tied to Maker of Abortion Pill"Based on that headline, you'd think all the company does is make abortion pills, and that it was those abortion pills (AKA RU-486) that were tainted.But no. Here's the article lede:A huge state-owned...
Via Yglesias, China Hand has a pretty interesting post about China's influence over the Pakistani decision to crack down in Waziristan and at Lal Masjid:It was, after all, the provocative.
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