Category Archives: Stray Voltage

Stray Voltage: Urban Warfare and the VA

Austin Bay looks at urban warfare in his post on “Mosul and Urban Warfare.” Blogging lesson learned: if one wishes to blog about a tweetstorm, either post right away or use screen captures. Mr. X tweetstormed an interesting take on … Continue reading

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A New Evolutionary Stage in Warfare?

Straight out the Science Fiction universe, this will evolutionize warfare communications, operations and potentially logistics. Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual communication – a type of quantum communication … Continue reading

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Space, the Next Frontier

Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine is something anyone can create. Wayback, in 2001 A.D., the Army in its infinite wisdom selected me twice for Operations, and then transferred me to Space Operations. Space Operations sounds sexy, cool, and fun! In my  … Continue reading

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Aircraft Carriers: A Brief Survey

Aircraft carriers are the monarchs of the sea, and arguably the third best strategic weapon  in the US arsenal, after nukes and little groups of paratroopers. Since the Russians, Chinese and Indians already have nukes and paratroops/Gurkhas, they have begun exploring the exciting world … Continue reading

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What Is Worth Conserving?

This year’s election season has been a wild one, with rhetoric slung about like a mastiff’s saliva shaken from its head. One word you’ve undoubtedly read and heard is “conservative.” Usually the word is given as a pejorative, which is … Continue reading

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Divine Comedy: Savonarola Returns!

It sounds like a Hollywood comedy movie. Girolamo Savonarola and Saul Alinsky, meet in the present day and become joined at the mind, focused on the same target: a Roman Catholic Church that while weakened from scandal and corruption in … Continue reading

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Asking the right questions

In respect to the Hatch Act, I won’t link to the many articles covering emails with classified information. There is clearly two Americas, one that follows the law and the other that preys upon law-abiding folks. Something I’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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