Archive for January, 2012
I thought I was done talking about drone aircraft for a while, until I read a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. According to the article, the U.S. Navy is testing a new drone that will be able to take off, complete a mission, and land autonomously, that is, without any human pilot whatsoever.
I’m somewhat surprised to see that President Obama has officially gone on record against the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline — blaming his decision on the “rushed and arbitrary deadline” set by Republicans in Congress. The Canadian government is in favor of it, many of our elected representatives in Congress are in favor of it, but [...]
It seems that the topic of the use of drone aircraft by our military has increasingly been in the news over the past few months. I have been collecting articles on this topic for some time, and I now have a file full of them. There are a number of good reasons why drones are [...]
The big news this week was President Obama’s decision to shift U.S. military strategy in the face of continued pressure on Defense budgets, and changes in the global threat. According to a report in the Washington Post, this shift will ultimately reduce the size of both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, cut the size [...]