Category Archives: North Korea

The Hornet’s Sting



On the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle raid, Dave got to visit the USS Hornet Museum. It honors the brave men who flew that daring raid as well as the generations of sailors who served in her after WWII and even today aboard ships with other names, but doing the same job of keeping the peace.

That idea of deterrence and peace through strength is the real reason, despite the apparent confusion of Trump’s Armada, that North Korea and Kim Jong-tun (get it?) decided to not test their atomic weapons last week.

Deterrence works because there is a credible and real threat of retaliation. Ships like USS Hornet and USS Carl Vinson along with their myriad of escorts and support ships provide that deterrent today.

You Cannot Argue With Crazy



 

You cannot argue with crazy.

The problem is that crazy wants you to argue with it. The problem is that crazy seems so… so… willing to discuss things. It’s a trap. Crazy doesn’t want to discuss anything. Crazy wants to yell and screech and blame and then make you a part of the conspiracy because you don’t believe what crazy believes.

It doesn’t really matter if you’re talking about #United Airlines or North Korea. So what do you do? Just make fun of the wackiness and hope that sooner or later crazy figures it out?

Maybe threaten crazy with some intimidating physical threat that cause it to stop and think? The problem there is that the PDRK is led by irrational people who don’t think about things the way we do.

You cannot argue with crazy…

Kim Jong Wants a Hug With Nuclear Arms

Welcome back for 2016!

The glorious Peoples Demokratick Republick of Korea (it’s none of those things!) announced this morning that it had test fired a “hydrogen bomb.” There are, of course, serious reasons to doubt the PDRK claim and many – including Dave – in fact do so. But…

What if the PDRK isn’t kidding and they really did manage to set off not just a hydrogen bomb, which from an engineering standpoint isn’t that complicated, but as they are claiming, a miniaturized device?

Drawing on his own experience as a Ballistic Missile Fire Control Technician and targeting expert, Dave explains why it is so dangerous IF the North Koreans have managed to do what they claim to have done. They may be mad, but there is a method to what they are at least trying to do.

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