Why China’s Lack of Experience Could Doom It in a War

What might happen?

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: Having good technology is one thing, but gaining battlefield-earned experience is another.

The Chinese military has almost no combat experience, analyst Timothy Heath wrote for the California think-tank RAND.… Read more

“Solo Bossa Nova” (1st stanza) by Robert Drasnin for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

UPDATE: The complete recording of this evening is now available on THE JAZZ FROM U.N.C.L.E., which you can order here: http://thejazzfromuncleliveinconcert….

One night only, on Sept. 27, 2014, at The Golden Anniversary Affair commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,”… Read more

Megyn Kelly talks about how ‘demeaning’ it was having to ‘spin’ for former Fox News honcho Roger Ailes — as her husband tearfully looks on

By Suzy Byrne, Editor, Yahoo Entertainment | Yahoo Celebrity

Update: The full segment has now been released. See: Megyn Kelly calls out victim-shaming scene in ‘Bombshell’ but says, ‘I do wish I had done more.’

Megyn Kelly has not only watched Bombshell, the film about sexual harassment in the workplace under former Fox News honcho Roger Ailes, but she did so with a handful of fellow Fox News alums “who lived it.”… Read more

Lawgiver Gun Prop Replica Model Hobby Kit


This is Judge Dredd’s Lawgiver gun taken from the movie prop mold. This is static one piece gun with no moving parts. Requires minimal cleanup and painting skills, advanced modelers can light this up (Hollow Cast).

NOTE TO PURCHASER: This is a Resin Model Kit and requires model building and painting skills.Read more

Just Look At The Korean War: Fighting China Is A Terrible Idea

And it would be worse today.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: There was nothing good about the last Sino-American War, not even the “peace” that resulted from it.

In November 1950, China and the United States went to war.… Read more

China Would Rather You Forget Their Losing a War Against Vietnam

In 1979 the PLA didn’t live up to expectations.

by Charlie Gao | The National Interest

Key Point: The PLA was able to use 1979 as a testing ground for military reforms.

Chinese operations against Vietnam in the 1980s are often divided into four phases.… Read more

There’s No Such Thing as a Dangerous Neighborhood

Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas?


Writer and former policy advisor at the National Network for Safe Communities

An abandoned building decorated with art stands next to Riverside Park in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island March 20, 2014.
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2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster first drive review: Illogical yet sublime

Taking the roof off of a car designed for maximum performance on the track might not make much sense, but here the rules of logic do not apply.

By Tim Stevens | Road Show



When I first drove the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ coupe, it was appropriately on a racetrack — Estoril in Portugal, to be specific.… Read more

Chilling Photos From The Groovy Era – Jamie Lee Curtis’ first gig after Halloween was an episode of The Love Boat

By Jacob Shelton

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Even though 1978’s Halloween set the standard for slasher films while single handedly making the career of Jamie Lee Curtis, the film wasn’t an overnight success. Initially Curtis was disappointed in the film’s failure, but when she went to see it with a large audience she knew that she was a part of something special. … Read more