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A Fractional Orbital Bombardment System with a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle??

ACW Podcast

This is a complicated one. According to Demetri Sevastopulo at the Financial Times, China tested something that sounds a whole lot like FOBS with an HGV. Something that orbited the globe and dropped a hypersonic glide vehicle against a target.  Jeffrey, Aaron, and Scott try to figure out what actually was tested (HGV-FOBS? An intercontinental …

Birthing a Book

Note to readers: This writer usually succeeds in focusing on issues in this space, leaving the first person singular to others. Not this time around. Iā€™m a proud pappa. Again. Lyrics of the Week: “Gonna pack my lunch in the morningAnd go to work each day And when the evening rolls aroundI’ll go on home …

Glide or Die

Glide or die, baby.  The North Koreans, on a real cavalcade of missile debuts reminiscent of 2017, have tested what they claim to be a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV). Which means they are just checking off their list of goals, leaving a nuclear powered submarine, a MIRV, and a solid propellant ICBM as the main …

The Perfect Storm

Verse of the week: ā€œI was wakened from my dream of the ruined world by the sound/ of rain falling slowly on the dry earth of my place in time.ā€ — Wendell Berry With few exceptions, those who focus on nuclear dangers do not enjoy the luxury of imagining nuclear peace. Staving off disaster is …

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