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 Forum: War Against Terrorism   Topic: Afrin Marks the Point of Collapse for American Influence

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:19 pm 

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Afrin Marks the Point of Collapse for American Influence in Syria By David P. Goldman February 21, 2018 SPENGLER Abandoned by Washington and under bombardment by the Turkish army, the beleaguered Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Afrin asked for, and received, help from Russia. A spokesm...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: How to Grow the Military Without Buying More Ships, Planes,

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:44 pm 

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How to Grow the Military Without Buying More Ships, Planes, Tanks By Marcus Weisgerber Global Business Editor Read bio February 20, 2018 Defense One Pentagon leaders want to shorten the time spent on overhauls, keeping the weapons more available to fight. NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — At any gi...

 Forum: Other Wars And Operations Other Than War   Topic: Israel and Pakistan Nuclear Showdown

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:57 am 

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How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown Shimon Arad A back channel of communication between Israel and Pakistan could temper miscalculations or malicious attempts to artificially increase tensions between the two countries. The advancement of Pakistan’s nuclear-missile capabilities and ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Military Dollars, and Sense

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:35 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 328


There is more to the article then the F-35. Think positive!! He came out in favor of missile defense!! You should track Angelo down and tell him lots of the F-35 criticism is Russian misinformation.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Military Dollars, and Sense

 Post subject: Military Dollars, and Sense
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:18 pm 

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Military Dollars, and Sense By Angelo Codevilla February 16, 2018 amgreatness.com The bipartisan agreement to increase the Pentagon’s budget by $81 billion lets the U.S defense establishment fatten current programs and continue to do business as usual while avoiding questions about how to win wars. ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army Redesign Basic Training

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:50 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 664


So they are going to do more of X Y and Z. So given 24 hours in the day what are they doing less of? We have a problem with engineering degrees. Damn fool employers expect every grad to be up with CAD and FEA, which means there's less time for doing real engineering. Now, I'd quite happily have giv...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 693


I'm Gobsmacked!! There's no NAZI bases on the Moon or the Antarctic!?! :shock:

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Study shows a “sinking” island is actually growing.

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 pm 

Replies: 3
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New study warns of . . . solar cooling! Another study shows a “sinking” island is actually growing. Posted by Leslie Eastman Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:30pm legalinsurrection.com While following climate change news for the past year, I have marveled at the lack of attention given scientific spec...

 Forum: War Against Terrorism   Topic: ISIS claims Las Vegas shooting

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:39 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 193


ISIS claims Las Vegas shooting and says gunman Stephen Paddock was their 'soldier' - but FBI say attack NOT terrorism Despite the group's claims, police have previously said the massacre which killed 50 and injured more than 400 is not believed to have been a terror attack ISIS has claimed responsib...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Robots

 Post subject: Re: Robots
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 102


February 6, 2018 10:29 pm JST Foxconn unit to cut over 10,000 jobs as robotics take over Taiwan's Innolux upbeat on mini LED display that can be used in cars https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Foxconn-unit-to-cut-over-10-000-jobs-as-robotics-take-over CHENG TING-FANG, Nikkei staff writer Foxconn’s ...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Robots

 Post subject: Re: Robots
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:34 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 102


Self driving delivery robots hit the streets

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/company-hope ... the-valley

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Robots

 Post subject: Robots
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:32 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 102


Lessons From a Slow-Motion Robot Takeover Cotton harvesting is now dominated by machines. But it took decades to happen. By Virginia Postrel February 9, 2018, 10:00 AM EST bloomberg.com From the cab of Rodney Terry’s state-of-the-art John Deere cotton stripper, harvesting cotton seems like the easie...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Browning Hi-Power

 Post subject: Re: Browning Hi-Power
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 233


Jeremy wrote:
How do you pronounce Mr. Saive's first name?


Dyuu-doh-nay

http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/dieudonne

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Article by an E-6B crewman

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:31 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 471


I looked forward to the event. Unfortunately, it never happened. :(

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: A Brit goes off...

 Post subject: Re: A racist spouts bile...
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:15 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 958


Tommy Robinson! Seriously! Why not post stuff from David Duke? Robinson and ilk are appalling bigoted racists. It's not often I get seriously angry about posts here but this does. Did you not check who Robinson was, Eric? For a more balanced view of the new recruitment videos see our own Jimlad's b...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: A Brit goes off...

 Post subject: A Brit goes off...
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:53 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 958


On recruitment videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... coDJB2kP7w

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Browning Hi-Power

 Post subject: Re: Browning Hi-Power
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:12 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 233


I have a couple of variations I use when I carry concealed. Really like my FM detective model. I think I bought the last new one for sale in the US about 4 years ago. I think a company in Hungary or some other Eastern Euro country still makes a variant.

 Forum: War Against Terrorism   Topic: Absurdity of the New 'Great Game'

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:23 pm 

Replies: 0
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nationalinterest.org The Absurdity of the New 'Great Game' in Central Asia Lyle J. Goldstein When the American people went to the polls in November 2016, they could be forgiven for thinking they had elected a president who might just bring the troops home from Afghanistan. After nearly seventeen yea...

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Right to Try experimental-drug law

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:48 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 104


Trump's controversial new health care idea His surprise mention of an experimental-drug law this week was a huge win for libertarians pushing against the FDA. But will it help patients? By SARAH KARLIN-SMITH Politico 02/02/2018 05:03 AM EST It sounds like a humane and overdue change to federal drug ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Chinese railgun test installation?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:08 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 506


China in world-first deployment of experimental electromagnetic rail ‘supergun’ aboard a warship CHINA has just changed the game. It has released photos of a new “supergun” capable of making many of the West’s defences obsolete. http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/china-in-worldfirst-deploy...
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