Archive of May 2009

31.05.09
Sword of Freedom: USS Toledo Embark, Part Six

Unseen and unheralded, the U.S. Navy’s roughly 50 nuclear attack submarines comprise the silent vanguard of our conventional naval power at sea. While speedy corvettes, shallow-water transports and aviation-capable amphibious ships are vital for exploiting the peace — that is, building new alliances and exporting security abroad — submarines are the most important ships for [...]

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30.05.09
New Love & Terror Art

by DAVID AXE More sample art from LOVE & TERROR, the forthcoming sequel to my award-winning 2006 graphic novel WAR FIX. (Art: Ray Dillon)

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30.05.09
Sword of Freedom: USS Toledo Embark, Part Five

Unseen and unheralded, the U.S. Navy’s roughly 50 nuclear attack submarines comprise the silent vanguard of our conventional naval power at sea. While speedy corvettes, shallow-water transports and aviation-capable amphibious ships are vital for exploiting the peace — that is, building new alliances and exporting security abroad — submarines are the most important ships for [...]

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29.05.09
Kyle’s Far East Roundup 5/29/09

by KYLE MIZOKAMI Noteworthy reading on events in Asia and the Pacific. SPECIAL NORTH KOREA EDITION The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Early Bird-style blog Nightwatch had has excellent analysis of the North Korea situation, including information from China and South Korea. Nightwatch had the scoop of the week in a report that Chinese [...]

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29.05.09
Kyle’s Links 5/29/09

* North Korea: six missiles in five days * China upgrading ICBM designs, expected to increase inventory * New Zealand turned down U.N. request for pirate fighters * Russian ship accidentally fires on village * French open first permanent military base in the Gulf

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29.05.09
Sword of Freedom: USS Toledo Embark, Part Four

Unseen and unheralded, the U.S. Navy’s roughly 50 nuclear attack submarines comprise the silent vanguard of our conventional naval power at sea. While speedy corvettes, shallow-water transports and aviation-capable amphibious ships are vital for exploiting the peace — that is, building new alliances and exporting security abroad — submarines are the most important ships for [...]

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29.05.09
GPS Jammers versus F-22s, Reapers

by DAVID AXE These days the U.S. military relies on Global Positioning System satellites to figure out where everybody is, and where to drop bombs. The cheap and accurate, GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition is our weapon-of-choice. But what happens when the bad guys jam your GPS? Testing air attacks in an “anti-GPS” environment is [...]

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29.05.09
Voice of America: U.S. Navy Delivers Aid, Training to Gabon

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28.05.09
Follow us on Twitter

War is Boring is now on Twitter. We’ll be posting links to articles, as well as other information, on our Twitter feed on a regular basis. While you’re at it, check out the people we follow and who follow us, including Thomas P.M. Barnett, de re militari, Eric Palmer from ELP Defens(c)e Blog, Chris Albon [...]

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28.05.09
Sword of Freedom: USS Toledo Embark, Part Three

Unseen and unheralded, the U.S. Navy’s roughly 50 nuclear attack submarines comprise the silent vanguard of our conventional naval power at sea. While speedy corvettes, shallow-water transports and aviation-capable amphibious ships are vital for exploiting the peace — that is, building new alliances and exporting security abroad — submarines are the most important ships for [...]

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28.05.09
World Politics Review: For Future Conflicts, U.S. Military Thinks Small

by DAVID AXE During the Cold War, U.S. military forces operated in big, firepower-heavy formations, designed to fight equally big and powerful Soviet formations — or what the Pentagon calls “peer” opponents. Times have changed, but the military hadn’t — until now. In recent months, reformers have successfully fought for sweeping changes to military force [...]

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27.05.09
Kyle’s Links 5/27/09

* Germany sends Eurofighter on mustard errand * North Korea ends armistice, threatens to attack if vessels inspected * Indian Air Force gets first AWACS * Sudan claims 119 killed in ground convoy raid * Australia: peacetime accidents far more dangerous than Afghanistan duty

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