Top 10 World Modern Fighter Aircraft - 2010 The J-10 adopts a “tailless delta-canard” aerodynamic layout, which was originally developed for the cancelled J-9 fighter. The aircraft has the horizontal control surfaces moved forward to become a canard in front of the wing. When the aircraft pitches up, instead of forcing the tail down decreasing overall lift, the canard lifts the nose, increasing the overall lift. Because the canard is picking up the fresh air stream instead of the wake behind the main wing, the aircraft can achieve better control authority with a smaller-size control surface, thus resulting in less drag and less weight. The aircraft employs an adjustable, chin-mounted air intake that supplies air to the single Lyulka-Saturn AL-31FN afterburning turbofan jet engine. The tailless delta-canard configuration is inherently aerodynamically unstable, which provides a high level of agility, particularly at supersonic speeds. The pilot sits in the cockpit located above the air intake and in front of the canard. 9- Mig-35
War History Online - Military History Plutocracy Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος, ploutos, meaning "wealth", and κράτος, kratos, meaning "power, dominion, rule") or plutarchy, is a form of oligarchy and defines a society or a system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens. The first known use of the term was in 1652. Unlike systems such as democracy, capitalism, socialism or anarchism, plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy. The concept of plutocracy may be advocated by the wealthy classes of a society in an indirect or surreptitious fashion, though the term itself is almost always used in a pejorative sense. Usage Examples Examples of plutocracies include the Roman Empire, some city-states in Ancient Greece, the civilization of Carthage, the Italian city-states/merchant republics of Venice, Florence, Genoa, and pre-World War II Empire of Japan (the zaibatsu). Modern politics United States Post World War II Russia As a propaganda term
The drums of conspiracy and the fear of transparency Dale Myers and Gus Russo are obsessed about conspiracy. In recent media coverage of JFK assassination news, these two veteran JFK experts hear “Drums of Conspiracy” and seek to warn the public of impending danger: Those crazy conspiracy theorists are coming. Watch out, they say. Myers and Russo use the word ”conspiracy” no less than 28 times in their piece. “It’s about conspiracy,” they declare, “and everybody knows it. Not quite. As Myers and Russo know I’ve managed to write about the JFK story for national publications for 30 years without having a JFK conspiracy theory. Their gambit seems to be to conflate demands for transparency with conspiracy mongering with the goal of discrediting both. They insist that there is nothing in the 1,100 still secret JFK records held in the National Archives that is relevant to the assassination. (See “Top 5 JFK files Brennan should make public,” and “Two more JFK files for Brennan to review.”) The reason for their denial seems clear. Why?
Military History Military History Letter From Military History - May 2014 Stephen Harding | Published: February 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm The eyewitness accounts and images from wars past offer insight into the the hows and whys of human conflict. Military History - May 2014 - Letters From Readers Published: February 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm War and Healing [Re. Mark I Lewis Gun: The Allies' Mobile Equalizer Jon Guttman | Published: February 27, 2014 at 10:56 am Designed by Americans and introduced by the British, the Lewis proved the most reliable and versatile Allied light machine gun of World War I. Interview With Arlington National Cemetery's Patrick Hallinan Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future. 10 of History’s Worst Weapons Stephan Wilkinson | Published: February 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm Book Review: The Burning Shore, by Ed Offley Bloody Stalemate at Fort Erie, 1814
Military History Monthly Global Activism is Taking Down the Toxic Food Industry The foundation of the international food industry, monopolized by large corporations that hold zero regard for your health, is cracking. As more and more individuals begin to realize that they are eating their way to disease through the consumption of these products, they become outraged at the companies peddling their latest toxic food product. The result? Companies are now being forced to either answer to the consumer demands (removing the toxic substances from the food supply and adapting legitimate environmental manufacturing practices) , or lose their customers. Increasingly, we see this happening on a larger scale. Major companies like Campbell’s have begun abandoning bisphenol A (BPA), the cancer-linked chemical found in can linings and plastic containers. On a larger scale, corporations are also being forced to remove high-fructose corn syrup. Activism and education is making legitimate changes in the way that the world eats and thinks. Spread the word.
Military History - Warfare through the Ages - Battles and Conflicts - Weapons of War - Military Leaders in History Military history Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships. Professional historians normally focus on military affairs that had a major impact on the societies involved as well as the aftermath of conflicts, while amateur historians and hobbyists often take a larger interest in the details of battles, equipment and uniforms in use. The essential subjects of military history study are the causes of war, the social and cultural foundations, military doctrine on each side, the logistics, leadership, technology, strategy, and tactics used, and how these changed over time. Whereas Just War Theory explores the moral dimensions of warfare, and to better limit the destructive reality caused by war, seeks to establish a doctrine of military ethics. Historiography of military history Early historians