We live in an age when obvious things are shocking to the most educated. Says something about modern education. Study reveals music’s universal patterns across societies worldwide
James Bond Villains and Mad Max gangs are looking more plausible the older I get. The First Narco Submarine Ever Seized Off A European Coast Is A Monster Not a real submarine in spite of the headline, but the Wright brothers did not start off with 747 either.
More cheerful news from the medical world. Antibiotic-Resistant Fungi Are a Growing Health Threat
If they produce the battles in a semi-historical manner, I might watch regardless of the politics. Turkish-Saudi animosity spills over into cultural sphere
Nowadays every country in the world has special forces of some type or other with the stated goal of being a “counter terrorist” force. But at one time, very few countries had such a force. Twenty some hours in Germany would go a long way towards changing that.
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The unintended consequences of the legal decision discussed in this post is also why the US made a marked shift towards drones blowing up houses with woman and children inside rather then try to take captives to gather intelligence. Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue: The 2008 No-Prisoners Policy
First third is not worth much. But the rest of it does a have way decent job of demonstrating why Solzhenitsyn works should be read. How the great truth dawned
This was funny if you watch it happen in real time. When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting
I have heard the basics of ballistics and marksmanship many times but this is one of the best basic explanations. It is given in a military context but most of it applies to all rifles (only part that does not is the part about the mag being on the ground.)
The main thing of interest in this story is the use of AI in running a campaign of this type: The China Cables: Leaked Classified Chinese Documents Confirm China Running Massive Concentration Camps to “Re-educate” Uighurs
This is an opinion piece in a respectable journal so you have to expect that it will be filled with lies but that does not change underlying point. The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis Will Break Europe’s Back
One of the big reasons for the failure of US torpedo bomber failures at the Battle of Midway (since we were discussing this on Sunday). Mark 13 torpedo
Two gentlemen experiment with an old treatise on how to fight a man on horseback.
Although they don’t mention it, it reminded me of the Robert the Bruce’s famous duel at the Battle of Bannockburn.