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How Trump Can Launch Nuclear Weapons

How Trump Can Launch Nuclear Weapons

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
2 days ago

Nuclear strikes and responses to attacks on the US are handled through a chain of command set up decades ago to ensure civilian control of military forces as mandated by our Constitution. Recently the Senate fussed over Trump's role.  "We are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic that he might order a nuclear weapons strike that is wildly out of step with US national security interests," said US Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, inspiring articles like this one in The Atlantic.

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How Trump Can Launch Nuclear Weapons

How Trump Can Launch Nuclear Weapons

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
2 days ago

Nuclear strikes and responses to attacks on the US are handled through a chain of command set up decades ago to ensure civilian control of military forces as mandated by our Constitution. Recently the Senate fussed over Trump's role.  "We are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic that he might order a nuclear weapons strike that is wildly out of step with US national security interests," said US Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, inspiring articles like this one in The Atlantic.

Here’s what ...

Battling ISIS On Our Streets

Battling ISIS On Our Streets

11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 weeks ago

We’re fighting the terrorist diaspora on our streets.

In 2016, ISIS attacks killed 1456 in multiple countries.  For 2017 the death toll after the truck attack in New York City stands at 685.  The NYPD fighting ISIS just as much as our forces in Syria.

This is the terrorist diaspora.  The FBI warned us last year to expect 2-5 year upsurge after Caliphate crushed in Syria/Iraq.  ISIS used to recruit fighters to come to Syria.  Now ISIS wants its crazed converts to carry out havoc in the US and other countries.  With 87% of its territory retaken, ISIS ...

Watch North Korea Squirm

Watch North Korea Squirm

10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 weeks ago

On Nov. 7, President Trump will be the first US president to address South Korea's parliament since 1993.   Decision time is coming for Kim Jong Un.   After six months of missile tests and one nuclear blast, he's weighing whether to push the international coalition.  China said in August they would not assist North Korea if the North Koreans began the aggression.  North Korea frequently issues hideous threats such as attacking Guam, airbursting a nuclear weapon or shooting down a US military plane.  By the way, North Korea also threatens other countries like Australia.  

Me, I still think Kim ...

Beast Mode for F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet

Beast Mode for F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet

10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 weeks ago

22,000 lbs. of weapons.  That's what  the F-35 fighter can carry, with internal and external stores together.  Pilots call it Beast Mode.  Who knew our newest stealth fighter had a Beast Mode?  Yet it makes sense.  F-35s now operational with the Marines, Air Force and Navy are taking over the mantle of air dominance.  Part of that means adaptability for many missions.  In Beast Mode, the F-35 can patrol with 14, yes, that's fourteen AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to air missiles, and tuck 2 AIM-9X Sidewinders in as well.  The air-to-gorund mode is six 2,000-lb. JDAMs with 2 ...

Stalinist Feminism and Your Voice

Stalinist Feminism and Your Voice

10/8/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
a month ago

The days of Stalinist feminism are over.  So when Michelle Obama said “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice”  I had to respond.  Her remark was enough of a sweeping generalization to be described, with a bit of humor intended, as Stalinist feminism.

“Stalinist” is monolithic, thinking only one way.  To be Stalinist is dictatorial, privileging a voice on high, especially a political one, letting a prominent, charismatic individual determine how others should think.

Not what we want.  Cherish your unique voice.  Women have fought for it for centuries. 

Here is the full quote from ...

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Power Up Army Helicopters

Power Up Army Helicopters

11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 weeks ago

New engines can boost the range and payload of the US Army's Blackhawk and Apache helicopters.  GE and ATEC, a Pratt&Whitney and Honeywell team, are developing improved turbine engines to remove and replace on Arny helicopters.  This viatla competition will power up Army missions, making it possible to carry more soldiers, equipment and to omit hazardous forward area refuelings.  Under any budget IREP is a vital Army program -- and one that makes sense for America's global missions and counterterrorism fight.

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F-35 in the Pacific

F-35 in the Pacific

11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 weeks ago

US military options in the Pacific depend on airpower.  This paper examines how stealth and legacy fighters like the F-35, F-22 and F/A-18 among others may be deployed to counteract Chinese activity and give US commanders maximum options. 

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Remembering Desert Storm

Remembering Desert Storm

9/3/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 months ago

Strike sorties over Iraq and Syria now total 32,828 for the 3-year war that began in late 2014.  That's close to the number for Operation Desert Storm.  On Janaury 17, 1991, the US-led Coalition began a fight to eject Iraqi forces from Kuwait.  The six-week war dominated by airpower and finished up with 4 days of ground fighting redefined American military power.  The impact on Iraqi ground forces day after day led Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Merrill A. McPeak to conclude, "My private conviction is that this is the first time in history that a field ...

Contested Seas

Contested Seas

10/2/2014 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 years ago

Vice Admiral Kevin Cosgriff, USN, Ret. and Dr. Rebecca Grant discuss the Navy's requirement for versatile, bluewater fighting capability in its surface combatant fleet.  

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