Why Does the U.S. Navy Need Aircraft Carriers? Ask Adolf Hitler.

Floating airfields are great for power projection.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: A couple of German aircraft carriers might have changed the course of World War II.

Dictators are not in the habit of admitting mistakes. But if Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini could talk from the flames of hell, they might have advice for today’s America: don’t give up your aircraft carriers.… Continues

Chet Baker Quartet ‎– No Problem (1980) [CD edition]


01 No Problem 0:00

02 Sultry Eve 9:50

03 Glad I Met Pat 16:54

04 Kiss Of Spain 22:06

05 The Fuzz 29:26

06 My Queen Is Home To Stay 35:35

07 Jealous Blues [bonus track] 42:51


Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

Drums – Norman Fearrington

Engineer [Assisting] – Tom West

Engineer [Recording] – Freddy Hansson, Thomas Brekling

Piano, Composed By – Duke Jordan

Trumpet – Chet Baker

Piano, Composed By – Duke Jordan… Continues

World War II ‘Fake News’: No, There Was No Great Sniper Duel in Stalingrad

But the Soviets rightly celebrate their hard-won victory.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: Countries need heroes during wars and they often take some liberties with the facts to make those legends.

In the blazing ruins of Stalingrad, where men hunted men with such savagery that even the dogs fled howling into the night, occurred the greatest sniper duel in history.… Continues

We Asked An Expert to Think Up a Nightmare: A U.S.-China War in 2030

What would the War of 2030 between China and the United States look like?

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: Large, powerful militaries and lots of nukes make war a bad idea.

What would the War of 2030 between China and the United States look like?… Continues

The first-look teaser trailer for Sherlock creators’ Dracula has arrived

By Daisy Phillipson | Digital Spy

From Digital Spy

Listen up, horror buffs – the trailer and first-look images for BBC One’s Dracula TV series have arrived. Just in time for Halloween.

Looking every bit the blood-soaked bonanza we expected it to be, in well under a minute the clip presents us with colonies of bats swooping across the screen, fingernails being ripped off, nuns with stakes at the ready and plenty more harrowing happenings.… Continues

Why Nothing Can Stop the Delta Force

The details are here.

by Joseph Trevithick | The National Interest

Key point: America has put these well-trained forces to use around the world.

After more than three decades and dozens of Hollywood movies, the U.S. Army’s Delta Force—one of Washington’s premier specialized units—is still largely hidden from public view.… Continues