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Bad thinking tank
Apologists for Defence over at ASPI ( not independent but a Defence budget line item) defend the bad decision of the F-35 . The F-35 is seriously limited in air combat. The idea that the F-35 can hold the enemy at bay with beyond-visual-range weapons (like ...
Apologists for Defence over at ASPI (not independent but a Defence budget line item) defend the bad decision of the F-35. The F-35 is seriously limited in air combat. The idea that the F-35 can hold the enemy at bay with beyo...
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Hope vs. the rigged game
Via email from Australian-made Defence . Well...OK, but consider my previous post. Management of the Defence portfolio is rigged . Senate References Committee Report on the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry long-term planning The last part o...
Via email from Australian-made Defence. Well...OK, but consider my previous post. Management of the Defence portfolio is rigged. Senate References Committee Report on the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry lon...
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Not what was expected
The destination of gullible, F-35 rent-seekers. They run to it because they were told it was great and good for all; especially themselves. . H/T- Cdr Salamander
The destination of gullible, F-35 rent-seekers. They run to it because they were told it was great and good for all; especially themselves. . H/T- Cdr Salamander
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Collins sub replacement appears to be a rigged game
When you read this new article , you will see a shocking sickness in government. That is, the PM's chief-of-staff pre-picking the chief-of-staff for almost all Minister's portfolios. And if the Minister doesn't like it, they don't get to be Minister of that...
When you read this new article, you will see a shocking sickness in government. That is, the PM's chief-of-staff pre-picking the chief-of-staff for almost all Minister's portfolios. And if the Minister doesn't like it, they d...
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Reader comments -- the usual sharp wit of Blacktail
In regard to this previous blog post. Blacktail " ...with the truth probably somewhere in the middle. " This is a typical example of the Argument to Moderation Fallacy --- the assumption that because two viewpoints are extreme, that the truth "must be somew...
In regard to this previous blog post. Blacktail"...with the truth probably somewhere in the middle."This is a typical example of the Argument to Moderation Fallacy --- the assumption that because two viewpoints are extreme, t...
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nnnNope
"As with most issues related to the F-35, this latest controversy has split observers down the middle, with the aircraft's advocates and detractors taking diametrically opposed views - and with the truth probably somewhere in the middle." Typical normalisat...
"As with most issues related to the F-35, this latest controversy has split observers down the middle, with the aircraft's advocates and detractors taking diametrically opposed views - and with the truth probably somewhere in...
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Pprune
Via Prune: Good comments via Low Observable re: F-35. Exactly, M2. And that's where I see the behavior as trollish. -Dramatic overstatement. NOTHING (anyone ought to know what capitals mean) beats the F-35 in A2G. Countering such screaming hyperbole factual...
Via Prune: Good comments via Low Observable re: F-35. Exactly, M2. And that's where I see the behavior as trollish. -Dramatic overstatement. NOTHING (anyone ought to know what capitals mean) beats the F-35 in A2G. Countering...
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Entitlement
When I was in the military (USAF) a long time ago, there was no question that women could do many jobs in that service. The most capable squadron commander I saw was a woman. Same with the Det (detachment). No different than Captain Janeway in leadership ca...
When I was in the military (USAF) a long time ago, there was no question that women could do many jobs in that service. The most capable squadron commander I saw was a woman. Same with the Det (detachment). No different than ...
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Vive la Légion!!!!
This is long, so don't watch it all in one sitting. It drags on in some places but still is a fun look at the brave French Foreign Legion. .
This is long, so don't watch it all in one sitting. It drags on in some places but still is a fun look at the brave French Foreign Legion. .
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Shadow Darkness 2006.
One of our readers, Shadow Darkness has some good Internet history on various tech.... and of course interesting views on the F-35. Read this article from 2006 and his comments. A bit deceptive to say the least. Given that stroke symbology based jet-HMDS ha...
One of our readers, Shadow Darkness has some good Internet history on various tech.... and of course interesting views on the F-35. Read this article from 2006 and his comments. A bit deceptive to say the least. Given that s...
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Collins sub replacement, what they thought then...
December of 2007. The Australian (sorry dead link). New Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has ordered planning to begin on the next generation of submarines to replace the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class fleet with the aim of gaining "first pass" appro...
December of 2007. The Australian (sorry dead link). New Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has ordered planning to begin on the next generation of submarines to replace the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class fleet with the a...
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Informing decision-makers
Australian Defence knew about F-35 poor performance for months. How did they brief our elected officials? .
Australian Defence knew about F-35 poor performance for months. How did they brief our elected officials? .
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Former USAF photographer. Now work I.T. in Australia. Blog about Defenc(s)e issues.
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