By lex, on March 31st, 2010
The Navy sends one:
The United States test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads during a joint military exercise Wednesday with Saudi Arabia, a Western military official said.
The Trident missile launch was carried out in the kingdom, the official said, but he would not give a precise location. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
By lex, on March 26th, 2010
The commentariat here continues to impress me. I have to admit to being awfully busy at times, and when I happen to notice a comment stuck in moderation for whatever reason, it’s always reassuring to see a familiar name atop the post – I know I can just hit “accept” without having to go to the instant bother of reading the content. (Not that I don’t come back and try to read all comments, but you all do fine without me.)
And, the ability of the readership to fact-check, correct and extend these our scribblings is also impressive. With that in mind, I’m forwarding a personal request from the cher ami of Our Marianne:
By lex, on March 11th, 2010
The Kat asked me about the F-35 tonight at dinner. I started to tell her about engine choices and performance margins and such, but then I switched to the Electro-Optical Distributed Awareness System, or DAS.
As marketing goes, it’s pretty fricken’ cool.
We’ll see what delivers.
PS, she asked me: You miss it, don’t you?
Yeah. Yeah, I do.
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By lex, on February 24th, 2010
VADM Fowler addressed the diversity issue at the US Naval Academy to a receptive audience at Diversity.inc recently. His comments helps illuminate the mindset, and represent as well something of a potential row-back from previous comments that “diversity was the number one goal” at USNA: