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Colin Powell

Michael Krepon

Blessing of the week: “May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God turn His face toward you and give you peace.” — Numbers 6:24-26 Tribute of the week: “The time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have …

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

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. I’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 …

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