Microliberations newsletter #4 September 2022: Disintermediate
This month's digest of the impact of military technology on strategy has an emphasis on ballistic missile defence interceptors. There's also the full public release of the first Hypervelocity podcast, the latest round of Read and Relax as well as some interesting looking books. Hope you find it interesting.
In this month's digest:
- UK defence strategy since the Integrated Review: the view from Washington
- Priorities for detecting missiles from Guam
- Japan to Build Two 20,000-ton Missile Defense Warships, Indian Carrier Commissions
- RAF Fylingdales marks 30 years of missile warning radar
- Northrop Grumman-Led Team Selected by the Missile Defense Agency for Next Generation Interceptor Program
- Radical War
- The Everywhere war
- Read and Relax: The Holy Bible KJV
- Interesting looking books round up.
UK defence strategy since the Integrated Review: the view from Washington
'The UK participated this year in US Army’s Project Convergence demonstrations and it became the first international connection in the US ballistic missile defence network.'
Priorities for detecting missiles from Guam
Vice Adm. Jon A. Hill. The priorities will be trying to make sure next generation interceptor architecture for the defence of the US homeland is sited in an acceptable location for ordnance/radars.
Japan to Build Two 20,000-ton Missile Defense Warships, Indian Carrier Commissions
I don't usually read much about Japanese BMD developments, but these BMD developments would seem to complement
RAF Fylingdales marks 30 years of missile warning radar
Since the beginning of the Ukrainian invasion of Russia, in the past 6 weeks they've detected more ballistic missiles than in the whole previous year.
Northrop Grumman-Led Team Selected by the Missile Defense Agency for Next Generation Interceptor Program
Hypervelocity episode 1: Radical War with Dr Matthew Ford and Professor Andrew Hoskins
This was a great way to kick off the Hypervelocity podcast. Had a great discussion with Matthew and Andrew about how smartphones have disintermediated the frontline between combatants and civilians.
The Everyone War
Out on public release now, my digest of Radical War to coincide with the podcast episode.
Read and Relax: The Holy Bible KJV
I recently started a new round of Read and Relax, each Saturday at 4pm UK time. This time round I'm reading the Holy Bible. I wanted to read it because it's probably the most influential book in word history, whether you're a believer or not. Can you call yourself truly educated if you haven't read it? And by reading the Bible as part of my read and relax series I'm certainly not saying that the Bible is just a book like any other.
So far I've been reading Genesis. It's certainly surprising to find all those classic tales - Creation, Adam and eve, the Fall, Cain and Able, Noah's Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham's attempted sacrifice of Isaac - unfold with around 50 pages.
Interesting looking books round up
What did my arms do before they held you - Sylvia Plath