The Badge Means You Suck

Officer Yanez of the St. Anthony, MN Police Department was acquitted of all charges against him a few weeks ago. His actions after stopping Philando Castile were deemed to be neither manslaughter nor negligent endangerment. I find rulings like this to be almost as disheartening as the shootings themselves. I’d love to think the system […]

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Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse FAQ

Let’s say you are the leader of some nation with little regard for the lives of others, including citizens of your own nation, and have a small number of thermonuclear weapons along with some high performance missiles. You want to cause something dramatic and unusual with your limited capabilities. Maybe you are an Evil Overlord or […]

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Nuclear Friday: The Homeless Missile

The LGM-118 turned me into a serious amateur student of arms control theory and nuclear strategy. The controversies surrounding its development and deployment between 1979 and 1986 prompted the first really serious public discussion of nuclear weapons policy since the early sixties. And there were protests. LGM-118 was met with as much public opposition in […]

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The Penguins are on their Way

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Most strategic analysts believe that the impending penguin assault has been triggered by the partial collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf. Others think that the collapsing ice might be some sort of ice-based weapons technology, possibly developed with assistance from North Korea. While the prospect of a giant amphibious assault ship made of ice is certainly terrifying, we should remember that previous attempts to construct such ships have failed.

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