Wednesday, July 21, 2021

It basically came down to this. The US Navy is wrecked beyond recognition and the USMC is jumping thru hoops to support its fuck up...


Hearing the CNO this week has been educational.

Surprisingly honest too.

He didn't go all the way but far enough to know the truth (finally).

The US Navy is fucked up.

It no longer has Naval Superiority.

It is no longer viable in the Pacific.

The USMC must assist with the sea battle (the US Army too) because the Navy along with the US Air Force are incapable of carrying the day.

This will have major ramifications for the nation.

Navy leadership (along with a couple of Presidents and Congress) have failed the nation.

The crazy thing?

We must become the guerrilla force to counter China, not the other way around.

Over committed, too wasteful and the loss of a true warrior ethos means that I have little confidence we will recover this lost ground.

How long before we're defending our own hemisphere instead of projecting power?

Sukhoi lightweight stealth fighter 'CheckMate'


I'm personally loving this new design. This is what the world needs. A modern day F-16 (or Gripen). An affordable fighter that can be produced in numbers. This is the Russian version just like the F-35 was supposed to be ours. The interesting thing will be if it actually delivers. I'm an F-35 critic but even ignoring that, you have to admit that the plane was kept airborne by promises to deliver rather than by its performance. I am anxiously watching to see how the Russian version turns out.

Today's thought...

 “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.”

 -Marcus Aurelius

PLA J-20 cruises the highlands

Interesting. We're tilting hard toward the Chinese in the Pacific but the Chinese seem to be tilting hard toward the Indians. Do they see them as a more urgent threat?

Baltic Fleet’s Evgeny Kocheshkov Project 1232.2 Zubr LCAC.


Open Comment Post. 21 July 2021

Bear with me. Things have been goofy at work and I'm hoping things smooth out soon. Hopefully we'll be back to every day posting soon.

US Army @ Talisman Sabre

Al Mared 8x8 Vehicle

3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division @ Exercise Talisman Sabre 21