Monthly Archives: March 2016

Returning to the neglected…

For years the US Army neglected the field of Air Defense except for the Theater Ballistic Missile Defense mission. The assumption was that the USAF and US Navy would be able to achieve air superiority, and eventually air supremacy. So … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Strain, signs of cracks

Leaders need to pay attention to the signs of strain…. In the Air Force: http://www.jqpublicblog.com/backbone-in-need-of-traction-dear-boss-nco-version/ In the Marine Corps:  http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/opinion/2016/03/13/marine-infantry-officer-blowing-off-orders-has-become-troubling-norm/81489802/ In the Army: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/have-we-removed-leadership-from-leader-development and http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/health-of-the-force and honestly even this: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/03/09/army-misled-congress-and-public-program/81531280/ I’m not going to bother with providing examples of the Navy, they’ve been publicly crucified … Continue reading

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Preparing for the worst

One of the fears at the back of ever prepper or survivalists mind is, “am I prepared for when my government comes for me?” There are only four options really; fight, flight, freeze, or submit. You can either fight “the … Continue reading

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Expectations of accuracy…

Recently at a gun board community that shall not be named, a user complained that the Savage Precision Carbine he purchased only grouped 1 MOA with Federal Match ammunition, and that his handloads only did about that good. There were … Continue reading

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Your life is on that phone, and the lives of your loved ones

I keep coming back to this Apple vs. FBI case because of how important it is. I apologize if people (both of you) are getting tired of reading about. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-false-choice-the-core-the-apple-fbi-standoff-15548?page=2 Daniel Gerstien wrote a piece about the “false dichotomy of … Continue reading

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Raping the Navy and Marines to subsidize the F-35A

For years the cost of the F-35 has been “coming down.” I put the quotes around “coming down” for a few reasons. The first being that the F-35A purchased in 2013 will largely not be fully compatible with an F-35A … Continue reading

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There is no great Firewall of China….

The headline reads: “Donald Trump Is Right About One Thing…Ish” and while the Huff Po isn’t exactly a great objective news source, this one deserves a read to illustrate why it is difficult to simply complex problems. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-levin/donald-trump-is-right-abo_b_9424030.html So the … Continue reading

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Oh Noes, the military civilian divide

Every couple of years someone will notice that the people joining the military are generally linked to someone in their family already serving or has served. This will bring about large amounts of hand wringing and questions about what must … Continue reading

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Don’t trust the Government to protect your information

In this blog I’ve posted a number of times about encryption and privacy. In the physical realm, we have the physical analog which is simply locks and keys. And the idea that a universal key that would be use only … Continue reading

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The itch….

Every once in a while a man will get an itch to build something. Don’t know why, but it happens then next thing you know he’s out in the garage and his wife gets a new entertainment center or nightstand. … Continue reading

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