Sunday 25 Feb 2018 | 10:42 | SYDNEY
Sunday 25 Feb 2018 | 10:42 | SYDNEY

Thursday linkage



18 June 2009 14:37

  • You've heard of 'carrier battle groups', the US Navy's primary means of moving death and destruction around the globe. Now it's discussing 'Humanitarian Service Groups'.
  • Re. yesterday's Linkage, Twitter says the US State Department's intervention was not decisive in the company's decision to defer maintenance.
  • The Iranian media's Photoshop trickery. (Thanks to Eddo for the link.)
  • India's water woes.
  • Arms Control Wonk looks at the practicalities of intercepting suspected North Korean WMD shipments. (Parts one, two and three.)
  • The Australian media demands our troops in Afghanistan have the best food and conditions. But when German troops demand the same, it's fine to run articles about how 'soft' they are.
  • As Ronald Reagan knew to his benefit and Richard Nixon to his detriment, it is no minor political asset to be able to convey a sense of physical grace and self-command. Or, to put it another way, Obama swats a fly:

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