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Putin Autistic? A Dumb Diagnosis Highlights How Nuclear War Could Happen (From Forbes) Medical experts who review the Pentagon psychological profile of Vladimir Putin unearthed by USA Today this week aren’t going to be impressed.  It’s probably wrong in diagnosing the Russian leader as a victim of autism.  However, it still highlights a [Read More...]
Missile Defense: Time For A New Kill Vehicle Missile defenses deter countries from launching missile attacks and seek to defeat those who do. But the only existing technology designed to protect the American homeland from incoming intermediate- and long-range ballistic missiles today is the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) [Read More...]
Key Member Of Anti-ISIS Coalition Demands U.S. Use V-22 Tiltrotor For Rescues The same day that the world had to confront a new level of barbarism from ISIS in its latest snuff video, it was also revealed that the coalition against this abomination which the Obama Administration had so painstakingly built had [Read More...]
Captain Carter Should Steer His Titanic Department Right At The Iceberg One of the most interesting theories I have ever heard about the sinking of the Titanic is that the liner could have survived if, rather than trying to avoid the collision, Captain Edward John Smith, had steered directly for the [Read More...]
Transforming Education Through Digital And Blended Learning Executive Summary January 2015 — The growth of innovative new personalized learning models is fast becoming the most compelling story in American elementary and secondary education. These instructional models are underway in most parts of the country, utilizing and refining [Read More...]
The Burn Video: Why ISIS Did It (From Forbes) News coverage of the ISIS video featuring immolation of a captured Jordanian pilot has been predictably emotional.  If you haven’t seen the video, you can be excused for assuming that the jihadist group is run by sadistic lunatics.  If you [Read More...]
U.S. Cannot Arm Ukraine And Also Buy Russian Rocket Motors Are the West and Russia heading for a showdown over Ukraine? The preponderance of the evidence would strongly suggest that the answer to this question is yes. Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine are intensifying their offensive against the government in [Read More...]
Pentagon Budget Headed Below 3% Of GDP As Warfighting Edge Wanes (From Forbes) At first blush, the Obama Administration’s 2016 budget request looks like good news for America’s military.  The purchasing power of the Pentagon’s regular budget would rise 6% from this year’s level, and much of the increase would go to under-funded  [Read More...]
The Ghost Of The U.S. Military Future How can we convince the Scrooges on Capitol Hill to end the madness that is sequestration, open their purses and provide some budget relief to the U.S. military? In testimony, op-eds, studies and articles in learned journals, everyone with an [Read More...]
What Downturn? Top Pentagon Contractors Turn In Strong Results Despite Soft Demand With military spending having peaked in 2010 and current expenditures capped under the Budget Control Act, you’d think defense company earnings would be suffering by now.  So far, though, the downturn seems to be taking a surprisingly small toll on [Read More...]
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