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Or Maybe No Deal…

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On February 29, 2008
This was quick; maybe rumors about Kitty Hawk were being deployed strategically? India and Russia have ended a protracted dispute over the cost of a Soviet-era aircraft carrier which will be now sold at a higher price to the Indian navy in 2011, officials said Feb. 28. Indian Defence Secretary V. K. Singh, returning from […]

Kitty Hawk to India?

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On February 28, 2008

Last August I wrote: It’s unclear whether the Indians will keep Viraat around for another three years or accept a carrier deployment gap. It’s kind of interesting to me that, in spite of o

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The Russians seem desperate for attention. Alex: Russian air force out again, in some strength; and exercising a whole range of types, including the White Swan…sorry…Tu-160 BLACKJACK, BEAR, BACKFIRE, and MiG31 and Su27 fighters into the bargain, to say nothing of jet tankers. For people who aren’t making a political point, they certainly look like […]

Khalkhin-Gol

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On January 26, 2008

Andy over at Siberian Lights has a nice little history of the Battle of Khalkhin-Gol. Khalkhin-Gol was the outcome of several years of competition between the Soviet Union and Japan over the border be

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Sunday Deposed Monarch Blogging: House Dadiani

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On January 6, 2008
In 1184, the Lord High Steward of Georgia was given, for his troubles and services, a small duchy on the Black Sea. Duke Vardan II Dadiani ruled Mingrelia, an area of about 3500 square kilometers, for 29 years before passing it on to his son. For the next seven hundred years, Vardan’s descendants would, with […]

Oh, and that Other Thing…

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On December 4, 2007

For the last two years, we have justified putting a missile defense system in Eastern Europe explicitly around the threat of Iranian ballistic missiles. In addition to the extraordinary financial cost

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