Note from Jon Solomon: The article below was written by my Systems Planning and Analysis colleague, Jonathan Altman, to expand upon an idea he suggested during one of our running discussions on deterrence dynamics. Creating a credible...Show More Summary
The Washington Post: So the Florida Court of Appeal held Wednesday in Norman v. State. It concluded that the Second Amendment applies to carrying for self-defense outside the home. “A blanket prohibition on carrying [a] gun in public prevents a person from defending himself anywhere except inside his home,” and as such constitutes a “substantial […]
Kurt Hofmann: More fundamental, of course, is the fact that the very reason that for the citizenry to be free, we must have a right to keep and bear arms (not, readers will note, a “right to keep and bear sporting goods”) that shall not be infringed, is that we must have access to weapons […]
"The Navy's Gigantic Railgun is Almost Ready for Prime Time," by Tyler Rogoway (Foxtrot Alpha, 02/09/15) "Fat Leonard Scandal Jams Up Dozen of US Navy Flag Moves," by Chris Cavas (Defense News, 02/09/15) "The Navy Just Sank Its High-Speed...Show More Summary
Recently, there was an article from Taiwanese magazine talking about newly launched hulls of the improved Type 093 program. Since I don't normally trust sources that I have not vetted, I decided to take a deeper look into my notes from...Show More Summary
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan sharply increased last year as government forces fought increasingly deadly battles with insurgents across the country, the United Nations reported Wednesday.
Just not open carry for cops. Raw Story: A Texas police chief belittled an open carry activist who claimed there was an easy way to determine who was a “bad guy” with a gun. Chris Hall spoke out last month during a rally at the statehouse organized by Come and Take It – Texas, saying […]
Survival Blog: Much like a muscle that atrophies with disuse, any right that goes unexercised for many years devolves into a privilege, and eventually can even be redefined as a crime. Open carry was once the norm. Concerning our founders, “Their laws about children and guns were strict: every family was required to own a […]
U.S. special operations forces kicked off three weeks of counterterrorism drills Monday in a series of western African states -- including Niger and Chad -- despite recent strikes by the insurgent group Boko Haram.