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Japan Joins the Arms Race Initiated by China

China started its arms race with the US since US pivot to Asia began to put pressure on China.

There is no need for Japan to join the race if the US does not give Japan the impression that it is losing in the race due to lack of funds. 635 more words

The Arms Race of Peace

As someone deeply interested in military history, I spend a good deal of time reading about strategy, sweeping campaigns, and…weapons technology.  I have always found the tech behind arms and armor to be of great interest – perhaps that’s why I wrote my undergraduate honors thesis on the development of the rifled musket, and its influence on battle tactics and the combat experience during the American Civil War (focusing on First Bull Run and Cold Harbor).   671 more words

16th August 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Pritchard, Alabama – Alonzo W (“Buddy”) Lucas – harmonica player, tenor saxophonist and vocalist.



In Belgium, the City of Liege finally falls under full… 81 more words

100 Years Ago Today

World War 1: putting heat under the cauldron - literally

This chart plots Nasa’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies Global Land-Ocean Temperate Index data, with a 10 year moving average applied to smooth out the random lumps and bumps(1). 321 more words


Book Giveaway winner: Arms Race, by Nic Low

As promised, I have drawn the current Book Giveaway, using a random number generator.

The book is  Arms Race, a collection of short stories by Nic Low, who was shortlisted for the 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and runner up for the 2013… 162 more words

Book Giveaway

31st July 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza, French comic.



Across Europe, Governments are ordering full mobilisation of armies, each afraid that the others will “steal a march” and gain a day’s movement of forces. 78 more words

100 Years Ago Today

Display of rectitude as a war of attrition

It is as foil to his brutal, sport-mad, loutish classmates that Stephen Dedalus is thrown into relief as a quiet, sensitive young artist-to-be.

In the schoolyard, delicate and wheezing, Stephen is… 1,769 more words