Time to redouble our efforts, comrades! It’s not working:
The bruised economy limped through the first quarter, growing at just a 0.6 percent pace as housing and credit problems forced people and businesses alike to hunker down.
The country’s economic growth during January through March was the same as in the final three months [...]
Not such a bad guy, he says. As for administration strategy in the GWOT, Feith counters the popular perception that there wasn’t one with the argument that there so was:
¬? The development of the strategy for the war on terrorism in the hours and days after 9/11 ‚Äì a strategy that broke with [...]
Is a polite one, according to the BBC’s ‘Murican correspondent:
I have met incredulous British tourists who have been shocked to the core by the peacefulness of (Manhattan), the lack of the violent undercurrent so ubiquitous in British cities, even British market towns.
“It seems so nice here,” they quaver.
Well, it is!
What we know: Barack Obama is willing to throw the Reverend Jeremiah Wright under the bus after the latter proved to be not only a political liability, but a persistent distractor whose inconvenient utterances threaten to derail the Change Train.
What we don’t know: Whether, having won the hearts of the ink-stained wretches in [...]
DARPA is raising the rent on innovation with a CONOPS for long-endurance UAV – one that can stay airborne for five years:
The idea is for a small, lightweight plane that would likely carry surveillance or communications equipment and circle at 60,000 to 90,000 feet over a given point for extended periods of time. [...]
In recent years, the world’s oldest democracy has been reaching out to the world’s largest. This may prove whether or not the dance has legs:
Six international companies have submitted bids for a contract potentially worth more than $10 billion to build 126 multirole fighter jets, the Indian ministry of defense said. The international [...]
Maybe not so much.
“The current shipbuilding plan for the 313-ship fleet is pure fantasy,” said Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on seapower. “It is totally unaffordable with the resources the Department of Defense allocates to the Navy for ship construction.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, ranking Republican [...]
And let slip the hounds of hell:
U.S. Marines in helicopters and Humvees flooded into a Taliban-held town in southern Afghanistan’s most violent province early Tuesday in the first major American operation in the region in years.
Several hundred Marines pushed into the town of Garmser in predawn light, stretching NATO’s presence into an [...]