Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 09:13 | SYDNEY
Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 09:13 | SYDNEY

Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


15 July 2009 15:13

  • 'Europe's inherent vigour': That headline alone should be rare and perhaps counterintuitive enough to get you interested in Spiegel's article.
  • Speaking of counterintuitive, Michael Totten says the war in Iraq has been won. It's a fascinating on-the-ground perspective from Baghdad with some good pictures to boot.
  • Looks like the State Department is launching its own Blue Ribbon Panel on diplomacy.
  • A follow-up to Nick Floyd's post about haptics: Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science Minister Greg Combet has announced a new competition to design robots for the Defence Force. For further background, see my interview with American writer and analyst Peter Singer about the robotics revolution in war.
  • Also on military technology, a three-minute Boeing video showing the construction of Australia's first F/A-18F Super Hornet, unveiled on Monday.
  • And to complete the trifecta of boy's own military tech with an Aussie connection, a neat shot of a US Navy trimaran to be called USS Independence. It's designed and built by Austal and has just started sea trials (picture courtesy of Information Dissemination).