The Secret Planes of Groom Lake — or why Aurora doesn’t exist

Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

Since the 1980s, there have long been rumors about all sorts of secret planes and projects flying out of Groom Lake (aka Area 51, aka whatever), including the hypothetical so-called Aurora, a hypersonic spyplane successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. And since many of you are going to ask — If Aurora exists and is operational, […]

Categories: Aircraft

The fine art of soft power.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Though I’m done with the navy, I was pleased to see that my old ship is on it’s way to Haiti. This puts me in mind of the Asian Tsunami relief and the time we spent off the coast of Sumatra. I expect the BKH will be spending a lot of time helping with air […]

Categories: Oops, Ships, Strategy