The Legacy Media As Factcheckers And Determinants Of The Truth

All that shouting about how Facebook - and other social media - really must start expunging untruths from their system. Just anyone saying anything they want is a system we simply cannot put up with. Who knows what the...

Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, Believe New Estimates On Costs Of Britain’s Nuclear Submarines

There are all sorts of lovely ways that it is possible to fiddle with estimates of costs and benefits of things off into the far future. This is actually what the Stern Review is about, how should we account...

US Deports Widower Of Slain Soldier – Some Want Government To Have More Power

ICE, the part of the US Government concerned with such things, deported the widow of a slain soldier. Could be just par for the course perhaps, depends upon who she was fighting for. Well, that would be for the...

This Was Always Going To Happen – Solely Male Draft Is Unconstitutional

One of the advantages of having a written constitution is that there's a process to solve conflicts between different pieces of law. Even, there's a process that flags up such conflicts and forces resolution. So it is with this...

South Korea’s Done What Trump Insists Germany Should – Pay More For Defence

The specific circumstances are indeed different in South Korea and Germany but Trump's been making similar demands in both places. That the countries should be paying more of their defence costs, alleviating some of the pressure on the US...

Excellent, US Army Biases Fitness Standards Against Women

This isn't what we normally think of as an increase in justice and righteousness in society but it is indeed so - the US Army is to bias its fitness standards against women. It is going to do this...

Boys Will Be Boys – Marine Pilots Draw Sky Penis

This should not come as a surprise to anyone at all. Fighter pilots are drawn from the most aggressive, testosterone, loaded - if short in stature - men out there. Simply because those are the attributes that are required...

Royal British Legion’s Statement On How Freedom Works

Given that the Royal British Legion exists to recall, remember and take care of those who fought for our freedoms and liberties it's appropriate that they - near uniquely in modern public life - have a good grasp of...

The Mail’s Ignorance – The Military Requirement To Be Able To Fight Wars

A useful little example of the problem which plagues every military, everywhere and everywhen. Said military needs to have much more kit that in entirely necessary to run operations in peacetime. Because, you know, they do need to be...

The Defence Of The Realm As A Political Football

We've had a flurry of stories about how Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Defence, is muscling up to the Prime Minister; such as some seriously lively tales here. Furious Mr Williamson warned the Prime Minister that if she...

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Airline Safety Takes Center Stage – In Full Make-Up

This week, a passenger jet at 30,000 feet had an engine fail. One of the blades of the fan that rams air into the...