Wednesday What We’re Reading (Mar. 27, 2019)

The calendar says spring is here, but beautiful Western Pennsylvania is still in winter trim. Ten degrees colder this March than last.

Short roundup this week.

Many Words New Releases

Defense

Science and Technology

Guns

1 thought on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Mar. 27, 2019)

  1. Chris Bradshaw

    Thanks for the shoutout on this Truman skulduggery. I only criticize the Navy so much because I love it so much.

    Speaking of harsh criticism of the Navy, the trend of accepting defective hardware is shameful for the best funded Navy in human history. I would understand the rationale of buying cheap, empty hulls to be packed full of equipment that’s being developed (and can be rapidly produced), but what we’re accepting is full of expensive non-functional garbage. The Ford, LCS, and Zumwalt all have critical systems that aren’t up to snuff and won’t be useful for years… and that’s the best case scenario.

    I love to blame defense contractors for these failures, but it is ultimately up to the Navy in what they ask for, what they’re willing to accept, and what they continue to fund despite being a massive waste of taxpayer money. On all these counts we have failed. Maybe we need BuShips back.

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