US navy

The hawks’ weird story about Iran’s seizure of 2 US navy boats

Summary: Iran’s arrest of US sailors in their waters provides opportunity for our hawks to wave a fake bloody shirt, hoping to make the US public fear and despise Iran. That this daft jingoism is considered acceptable, even routine, fare in our newspapers shows how much we’ve adopted Imperial thinking — and abandoned common sense. …

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Fortune Favors the Brave – a look at the Marines aboard the USS Constitution

Summary:  Events of the 20th century brought conventional war to an apotheosis.  WWII was the great war, a climax to 3 millenia of evolution. Which is why our military so misses it.  4GW, the dominant form of war in the 21st century, makes different demands on our national armed forces.  But however different war becomes from our victories …

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Dr. Gross asks “Can The Case Be Made For Naval Power?”

Summary:  Today we look at a powerful and provocative article challenging the very basis for America’s large and hugely expensive navy. G. I. Wilson points us to an article posing a powerful question, especially timely as the US approaches the mother of all budget crunches.  It’s worth reading in full; afterwards is Wilson’s analysis.  “Can The …

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