(Ret.)Adm. Davor Domazet Lošo – by attacking Syria, US have sent a message to a power other than Russia

http://www.priznajem.hr/izdvojeno/loso-ma-kakva-rusija-sad-napadom-siriju-poslao-poruku-drugoj-sili/ By attacking the air base in Syria with cruise missiles, US have basically started a war. Putin’s response to Trump, having warned that the move harmed US-Russian relations, is definetly a cause for concern. What can be expected now? Is the next move on the US president? Is this a hasty move of mr.…

History of US imperialism

NOTE: Due to the time it took to write this article, some information is outdated, or later found not to be correct. I tried to include fixes wherever possible, but something might have slipped due to the volume of data.

Defense Budget Tutorial #2 Smoke and mirrors in Congress’ Defense Appropriations bills

January 23, 2006 Defense Budget Tutorial #2: Smoke and mirrors in Congress’ Defense Appropriations bills http://www.cdi.org/program/document.cfm?DocumentID=3270&from_page=../index.cfm The Smoke and Mirrors in Congress’ Defense Appropriations Bills: You’ll need a Rosetta Stone Introduction Understanding how Congress allocates spending in the defense budget requires a comprehension of obscure terms, opaque practices, and sometimes complex ruses. The explanation below…

Aircraft carrier proposal

Aircraft carrier has to be able to do following things: a) carry as many aircraft as possible b) launch them as quickly as possible c) recover them as quickly as possible d) have as many aircraft on deck as possible   While ski ramp is simpler, more reliable, and is safer than catapult-assisted takeoff, it…

On US defense budget

While Chinese and Russian defense budgets are incomplete, so is the US defense budget. In reality, US defense sprending is between 1 and 1,4 trillion USD a year, that is 6,3 to 8,8 % of US GDP of 15,974 trillion USD as opposed to the base budget of 711 billion USD in 2012 (or 4,5…

On AviationIntel F-22 vs Typhoon article

http://aviationintel.com/2012/07/28/in-response-to-reports-of-simulated-f-22-raptor-kills-by-german-eurofighters/   While author is indeed correct that training sorties do not necessarily mean that one type of aircraft is superior, multiple sorties can, when analyzed properly and assuming that setup is known, provide some information about respective fighter’s capabilities. Huge control surfaces and thrust vectoring are useful for high-altitude and low-speed maneuvers, not in…