Monthly Archives: May 2017

Donald Trump Is Not Under Siege: Left Analysis and the Deep State

Donald Trump is not under siege, however the people of the United States, indeed much of the world, are under siege by him. I think many sections of the left are incorrectly analysing political developments. Upon appearances Trump is under … Continue reading

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Plutonium News Items

Plutonium has been in the news over the past few weeks, and some aspects are worth commenting upon. The first had to do with the collapse of a tunnel storing nuclear waste from Hanford, where the United States produced weapons … Continue reading

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No Road to Quantum Gravity: On the Incommensurability of Cosmology and Physics

For some bizarre reason, without any action of the will, I got to thinking about general relativity. There were two things that had me thinking. The first, historical, the other, philosophical. I will make some brief remarks regarding both. I … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Hwasong-12 Missile Sure Sounds Like the Musudan

Assessment by independent analysts of North Korea’s missile programme can be, roughly, divided into two periods. The first, when state officials exaggerated Pyongyang’s missile programmes especially in justification of ballistic missile defence, most analysts, correctly, tended to downplay North Korea’s … Continue reading

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I have an article published by “Pursuit” at the University of Melbourne: Do Try It!

I have an article on North Korea’s strategic nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programme published at Pursuit, the official publication of the University of Melbourne. Do try it!

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North Korea’s Pukguksong-2 MRBM Enters Service With Strategic Rocket Forces

On May 21 North Korea tested a ballistic missile to a range of 560km and an apogee of 500km, about the same performance characteristics of a Pukguksong-2 medium range ballistic test in February. Furthermore, a press statement from the Korean … Continue reading

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US Air Force Boosts Space Another Star to Boot Down US Space Corps

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the onset of the space age following the launch of Sputnik by the USSR in October 1957. The United States, certainly the Eisenhower administration, welcomed Sputnik because it set an important precedent, namely free … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory: North Korea Hwasong-12 Missile Test and Nuclear Warhead Dynamics

Like I said, don’t forget the RV when it comes to North Korea’s Hwasong-12 missile test. David Wright has a great post up on at the Union of Concerned Scientists blog on the RV angle. He finds, pretty much as … Continue reading

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Implications of North Korea’s Hwasong 12 IRBM Engine for ICBM Trajectories.

Let us engage in some educated guesswork. Hitherto giventhe multiple failures of the Musudan IRBM, and North Korea’s own announcement following the successful testing of the Pukugsong 2 MRBM that it was shifting to solid fuels for longer range missiles, … Continue reading

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Like I Said Don’t Forget the RV: North Korea Unveils Hwasong-12 IRBM

North Korea, through an official KCNA press release, has unveiled the Hwasong-12 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile which was successfully tested on May 14. John Schilling at 38North had good early analysis pinpointing that missile tested had to be the modified … Continue reading

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