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  1. The trouble with Space Industry under that...

    The trouble with Space Industry under that scenario all that is that its classic 'boot strapping'. There's no reason to mine minerals in space unless you have the demand for a large amount of space...
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    So if they are pushing forwarded with the new...

    So if they are pushing forwarded with the new Frigate and decommissioning the first 4 LCS early I take it the Navy has decided to that the LCS program is washout and will be consigned to the...
  3. I can sought of see why the Corps might...

    I can sought of see why the Corps might reduce/eliminate their heavy artillery and armored components. I suppose you could go full throttle and eliminate their fixed wing elements as well thereby...
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    Yes I can see all that and obviously even if...

    Yes I can see all that and obviously even if Shima and Nishimura has successfully linked up it wouldn't have changed their tactical situation one iota.

    What puzzles me is why they had separate...
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    Getting back on topic for a second. I have never...

    Getting back on topic for a second. I have never understood the 'point' of second component of Japanese Southern Force commanded by Vice Admiral Shima. Its (three cruisers and seven destroyers/two...
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    Sorry but it smacks a little of desperation on...

    Sorry but it smacks a little of desperation on Colts part. Granted it was (and is) a great revolver but how successful is new production run of Pythons likely to be? Sure there are enthusiasts out...
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    So the big question is 'what next'? Sanctions to...

    So the big question is 'what next'? Sanctions to the max on Iran (and anyone who does serious business with them after these additional sanctions are imposed) or direct military action? As a side...
  8. astralis, while I agree with your reasoning I...

    astralis, while I agree with your reasoning I still think the evidence is pretty clear that there has been a significant increase in partisanship and a corresponding fall the willingness or ability...
  9. In a nutshell? Internal party politics. Both...

    In a nutshell? Internal party politics. Both sides of politics were (and of course still are) plagued by in individuals who tend to put naked personal ambition ahead of their Party's stability and of...
  10. Not sure the research (for example the charts I...

    Not sure the research (for example the charts I posted recently from the Pew Research Center supports this contention. There seems to be clear evidence of a gradual but marked trend towards...
  11. So what exactly is your point? Are you suggesting...

    So what exactly is your point? Are you suggesting that US politics is no more polarized and divisive now in 2020 than it was back in the late 90's during the Clinton Administration? ID so please see...
  12. Given the zero (or almost zero) chance that the...

    Given the zero (or almost zero) chance that the Senate will ever vote for impeachment I must confess to having grave doubts about whether Trump's impeachment is worth the long term political damage...
  13. We work/liaise regularly with DoJ and FBI...

    We work/liaise regularly with DoJ and FBI employees and the same thing applies. On those few occasions where Trump's latest news bite comes up in passing conversation the result has been fairly...
  14. Hopefully, the US Armed forces have enough...

    Hopefully, the US Armed forces have enough integrity and independence to make a fair and independent assessment of the gentleman's performance. If things are that far gone they cant, then all I can...
  15. What real choice do they have? For good or bad...

    What real choice do they have? For good or bad (read bad) the conservative right in American have hitched their wagon ideologically, and emotionally to Trumps success. Therefore anyone who attacks...
  16. At least the Finish President can sit back and...

    At least the Finish President can sit back and relax now that he has done (well tied to do) his bit for US/Finish Diplomacy. If only our PM were so lucky!

    'Downer was a fool. I played him...
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    IMO a lot of the IJA's issues came down to a...

    IMO a lot of the IJA's issues came down to a basic dilemma concerning the allocation of military and industrial resources and its nationalistic foreign policy. In the late 1930's it faced the two...
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    Sticky: Lonely US sailors on shore leave during WW2?

    Lonely US sailors on shore leave during WW2?
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    Lots of reasons. For a start vastly different...

    Lots of reasons. For a start vastly different terrain (closed) as opposed to the realtivly open terrain of the East. Secondly and as noted before the Eastern Romans faced large (often exclusively)...
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    Mainly because the Sassanids relied predominantly...

    Mainly because the Sassanids relied predominantly on their Cataphract's (or heavy cavalry) as shock troops to win victory. Sassanid armies (like the Parthian's before them) relied predominantly on...
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