While I was about two years premature with Part I, it appears that predictions about Ethiopia's hydro-electric developments on the Blue Nile have panned out with increased rhetoric and the potential for war in the region. Egypt's President...Show More Summary
Lord Selborne (Spy Magazine) Admiral Sir John Fisher (also from Spy) Several posters here and on other sites have commented that the Littoral Combatant Ship (LCS) might have had a better development process if it had been connected to a defined strategy. Show More Summary
The U.S. will provide direct "military support" to the Syrian rebels following U.S. intelligence conclusions that President Bashar al-Assad's forces have used chemical weapons on a "small scale" in the civil war that has claimed more than 90,000 lives.
While almost everyone would agree that national security secrecy has a role to play in an open society, such secrecy must be carefully circumscribed if robust public access to government information is to be preserved. A set of principles that open societies around the world can use to help guide and limit the application of [...]Show More Summary
NASA has produced a library of “knowledge bundles” describing how various technical problems that arose in the course of its space technology programs were successfully resolved. Last week, the library was posted online. If you want to know how a solar array was repaired in orbit, or how an astronaut dealt with a punctured glove, [...]Show More Summary
New and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have been withheld by Congress from public distribution online include the following. The United States and Europe: Responding to Change in the Middle East and North Africa, June 12, 2013 Israel: Background and U.S. Relations, June 12, 2013 U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: the Merida Initiative and [...]Show More Summary
A key Senate panel voted Wednesday to keep allowing commanders to oversee the prosecution of military sexual assaults, in a rare display of Democratic infighting over how to combat a rising problem in the ranks.