November 29, 2013  

ADIZ, heating up | An 8-boomer fleet? | Launch “codes”

The ADIZ saga continues. China sends its own military jets up to check on U.S. and Japanese planes flying through the newly declared Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Westerners try to figure out what it all means; e.g. “4 Quick Hypotheses on Why China Suddenly Declared this New Air Defense Zone” (The Duck of Minerva)

Hans M. Kristensen argues that the Navy could do its deterrance job with just eight boomers. (Federation of American Scientists)

And finally, can it possibly be true that the U.S. Air Force set its Minuteman launch codes to 00000000? (Gizmodo)

Warlord’s Quote

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” — Mark Twain

Contributed by Capt. Lindsay Rodman, a Latin America Foreign Area Officer and Judge Advocate who serves in the USMC JA Division for Community Development, Strategy and Planning. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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