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Saving fuel: making combat vehicles lighter

Preface. The military would like to lightweight equipment to save on fuel. Although Peak Oil isn’t mentioned, no other department of the U.S. government is more aware of future energy shortages, and the implications that has for their ability to … Continue reading

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Hector Abadfeb. Colombia’s Warning for Mexico. New York Times

[ Abadfeb’s editorial reminds me of feudalism. Until the rise of state-level armies in the 17th century, the nobility had their own soldiers to keep the peasants in line.  Now, rich landowners hire vigilantes to fight guerrillas and drug cartels, … Continue reading

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