Monthly Archives: February 2016

Army EW and Downsizing

For the last three years, Army Electronic Warfare Officers have been selected for promotion from Captain to Major at a lower rate than any other branch or functional area. The vast majority of the few who do get promoted have … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden is a despicable traitor, but he did raise more public awareness of surveillance activities as a traitor than all the Libertarians harping about PRISM combined. I’ve talked with a few people in the cyber community who lamented that … Continue reading

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Laws are for the little people….

One of the fundamental measures of “legitimacy” of a government is how universal is the “Rule of Law” in that nation. Is no one above the law? Or are some animals more equal than others? Or in a nation where … Continue reading

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The Liquidity Trap, has cheap credit trapped our economy like a fly in sap?

This post is an amalgamation of the opinions and writings of economists on the liberal (Keynes) and conservative (Hayek) schools of thought. Some will be straight up Kenesian desciples, some from the Chicago School (like Milton Friedman) and some from … Continue reading

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UK Defense Spending, a lesson in consequences

One of the talking points in the last year is that the UK needs to spend wisely on defense, not just arbitrarily meet the 2% of GDP spending goal. This is a true statement.¬†One thing you can say about the … Continue reading

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Russian EW Pods and Towed Decoys

All warfare is deception according to Sun Tzu. A few millennium later COL John Boyd would come up with the OODA loop to describe information processing speed requirements to win a tactical engagement. Fundamentally what Sun Tzu and COL Boyd … Continue reading

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Technology worth learning

I’ve got an upcoming training opportunity to get all schooled up on VMWare. I’m pretty excited about it. Virtual machine technology allows you to create all sorts of cool technical solutions to use wasted CPU cycles and minimize your hardware … Continue reading

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