The other day I was chatting with my family doctor who is 77 years old … and has chosen not to retire from his medical practice. In fact, he told me, “I find excitement in the challenge of keeping up with all the advancements in the medical field.… Read more
Not good news.
Key point: China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force is seeing an increase in its combat capabilities due to the Su-35.
The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense.… Read more
A cheap way to deny an enemy access to vital seas.
Key Point: Although deadly, innovative drones might reduce their effectiveness.
Though often overshadowed by anti-ship cruise and ballistic missiles, sea-mines are amongst the oldest, cheapest and most dangerous anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threats faced by the United States Navy.… Read more
A major strategic blunder.
Key point: From a strategic perspective, attacking Pearl Harbor was a bad idea.
Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, strike leader for Operation Hawaii and 20-year veteran of the Imperial Japanese Navy (Kaigun), strapped himself into the observer’s seat as his Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” torpedo bomber, piloted by Lieutenant Mitsuo Matsuzaki, and lifted off from the carrier Akagi on the black morning of December 7, 1941.… Read more