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Further Indications that the World Has Changed

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On May 14, 2008
The Chinese appear to be stealing an effective and marketable Russian weapon design; the Russian response is to threaten a lawsuit: Russia is getting more and more upset at what it sees as Chinese making unauthorized use of Russian military technology. The latest irritation is the new Chinese diesel electric sub design, the Type 39A, […]

Hans Kristensen has a good post on the inactivity of Russian SSBNs: The number of deterrence patrols conducted by Russia’s 11 nuclear-powered ballistic missiles submarines (SSBNs) decreased to only

Carrier Blogging

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On April 15, 2008
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 typical carrier battle group has shrunk in the past […]

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

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 our newfound tight friendship with the Indians, I haven’t heard a peep about selling India one of the six supercarriers the US […]
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Sunday Deposed Monarch Blogging: House Romanov

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On February 4, 2008
The Romanovs seem to have emerged, along with a number of other important Russian families, from a minor 14th century noble named Andrei Kobyla. The Romanov branch of this large family came to prominence in the mid-16th century, when Anastasia Zakharyina married Ivan the Terrible. The marriage produced two sons, Ivan and Fyodor, who by […]

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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