Liberal blogstar cum WaPo opinion writer Ezra Klein says that the US Constitution is hard to understand because it’s “more than a hundred years old.”
Which is technically true, even if not terribly precise. About as true, for example, as saying that the Marianas Trench is over a hundred feet deep.
The bit about [...]
Colman McCarthy – former WaPo columnist, pacifist, anarchist and director of the Washington-based Center for Teaching Peace – isn’t a fan of letting ROTC back in the Ivies:
Only one of the eight Ivy League schools – Cornell – offers a degree in peace studies. Their pride in running programs in women’s studies, black [...]
On 30 June 1950, an understrength and under-equipped battalion of 430 infantrymen, along with a 134-man artillery detachment – together known as Task Force Smith – left their cozy garrisons in occupied Japan to reinforce the line in Osan, Korea. The occupation forces sent to oppose the North Korean blitz were not the same [...]
Or at least – when it comes to the notorious battle of Wanat – nobody important:
The Army’s official history of the battle of Wanat – one of the most intensely scrutinized engagements of the Afghan war – largely absolves top commanders of the deaths of nine U.S. soldiers and instead blames the confusing [...]
Glenn(s) Greenwald is involved. (There is hissiness.)
The Brits have broken a UAV endurance record for unmanned flight:
An international governing board for aeronautic records has confirmed that a solar-powered drone shattered a long-standing endurance record by flying continuously for 14 days last summer.
Built by British defense contractor QinetiQ, the drone remained airborne 336 hour, 22 minutes, crushing the previous [...]
Admiral “Rat” Willard is taking seriously China’s anti-access/area denial capability – evidenced by their work in an anti-carrier ballistic missile:
“An analogy using a Western term would be ‘initial operational capability (IOC),’ whereby … I think China would perceive that it has an operational capability now, but they continue to develop it,” Adm. Willard [...]