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  • 737 Max: Engineer Pop’s turning over in his grave

    The Wright Brothers invented the airplane. Engineering used to be the pride of the United States. Now here comes this New York Times alert: “Boeing 737 Max crashes were ‘horrific culmination’ of errors, investigators say.” The chief project engineer for Boeing’s 737 Max jet told…
  • National (in)security and the Pentagon budget

    The inadequate response of both the federal and state governments to the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the United States, creating what could only be called a national-security crisis. Yelp data show that more than 132,000 businesses have already closed and census…
  • Donald Is No Dove

    One of Donald Trump’s more remarkable qualities is his ability to convince people to give him credit for things he hasn’t done. He has, for example convinced many Americans that he is an effective businessman, despite his massive inherited wealth and legacy of failure; an…
  • US Navy upping its game to beat China

    The US Navy is starting to deploy new anti-ship missiles and is improving its missile defenses in response to the challenge from China after a number of US Department of Defense-sponsored simulations showed the US would lose in a naval battle with China.  While it…
  • Meet ‘Mayhem,’ the USAF’s multi-role hypersonic weapon

    It’s called “Mayhem” — and it intends to do just that on the battlefield. An air-breathing hypersonic weapon capable of carrying multiple payloads, perform surveillance and reconnaissance and other intelligence functions, all in one nice modular package, Air Force Magazine reported. Larger than the AGM-183A…
  • Done deal: Taiwan closes $62B F-16 Falcon buy

    In a move sure to enrage Beijing, Taiwan finalized the purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin on Friday, a source confirmed to AFP, in a massive US$62 billion, 10-year deal. Underscoring the sensitivity of the transaction, the Pentagon announced the…