Monthly Archives: February 2017

Scepticism is a Reductio Against Justified True Belief: Thinking About Epistemology Naturalised.

Epistemology is a curious discipline, which seeks to uncover the nature of knowledge so that we can come to know that we, in fact, know. That has been how the discipline has been pursued since Descartes, which places scepticism at … Continue reading

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Rappin Ronnie Reagan: Hawks Reviving Airborne Laser Boost Phase Ballistic Missile Defense

The Las Vegas Review Journal has an article on boost phase missile defence based on airborne lasers. The title suggests that the Pentagon is rushing the system for a looming North Korean ICBM test, but this is not a serious … Continue reading

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Russia Deploys SSC 8 Cruise Missile in Apparent Violation of the INF Treaty: Bad Omen for Arms Control

News on missiles, missile testing, nuclear programmes and the like is coming so thick and fast that it’s getting hard to keep up. Not a good sign. And nor is the latest news a good sign for the INF Treaty. … Continue reading

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Video of Pukguksong-2 (KN-11 Mod 1) North Korean MRBM Test

North Korea has released a video of the Pukguksong-2 (KN-11 Mod 1) MRBM. Check out the plume indicating solid fuel. This is the best high resolution video that I have seen of the test.

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North Korea Tests New Pukguksong-2 (KN-11 Mod 1) MRBM: What Now?

Okay, so we are definitely talking about a land based KN-11 SLBM test. The North Korean news agency states that the missile is a new missile called the Pukguksong-2. The Pukguksong-1 is what we call the KN-11 SLBM, so the … Continue reading

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Did North Korea Just Launch the KN-11 SLBM?

On Sunday North Korea tested a ballistic missile, and according to US Strategic Command it was a medium to intermediate range missile, there’s a spread there, and this had everyone reaching for their Musudans. But then reports gave an apogee … Continue reading

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North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile: 500km Lofted Trajectory Musudan MRBM?

North Korea has reportedly just tested a ballistic missile. Great early report at Reuters. Details thus far are sketchy, so my analysis is subject to change as information becomes clearer, but this is some of the pertinent info currently at … Continue reading

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China Reportedly Tests 10 MIRV DF-5 C ICBM: Not a Dramatic Shift in Nuclear Posture.

Bill Gertz is a good source of information, given his sources, regarding the fact of missile tests and the like, but is a horrid source for interpretation. On 31st January Gertz, writing in The Washington Free Beacon, reported that China … Continue reading

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At Berkeley: Antifa Has Little Concern for Trump’s Victims.

The University of California at Berkeley is, as well all know, the place that gave us the Free Speech Movement in the early 1960s. The FSM played an important part in sparking the activism of the 1960s, not only in … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Sets Scene for Iran Showdown Following Tough Reaction to Iranian MRBM Test

We are, seemingly, headed for a showdown in the Persian Gulf, with potentially far reaching consequences. On January 29 Iran tested a medium range missile, widely reported to be the Khorramshahr Medium Range Ballistic Missile. The missile exploded 1,010 km … Continue reading

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