F-35, F-18 Or European Jets? Handicapping Finland’s Fighter Competition.

On October 9, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency authorized Finland to purchase dozens of Boeing
FA-18E/F Super Hornet or Lockheed
F-35A Lightning II multi-role jet fighters.

Both documents also authorized sale of hundreds of munitions, including 200 AGM-158B JASSM-ER stealth cruise missiles that could reach Moscow when launched from Finnish airspace, as well as JDAM, JSOW and GBU-39 precision guided air-to-ground munitions and AIM-9X short-range air-to-air missiles (though curiously, no additional medium/long-range AIM-120 air-to-air missiles).

However, the authorization doesn’t mean Finland is committed to purchasing

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Technology Is Handicapping Millennials

One of main traits that makes us human is our ability to communicate. Whenever we live a healthy communal life, we engage in conversations face-to-face, care and respect others, and we pay attention to important principles of etiquette which then helps us to live in conjunction with each other without engaging in too much discord. I am not aware of any critical mass of individuals living in a society in any time in history that has survived the times living in total isolation from their immediate community, its values and communication practices. And as importantly – the ability to learn from his own mistakes over time. The smartphone has been handicapping the millennial generation in this regard.

The smartphone has been handicapping the millennials. You have heard it right. You might be asking… Why do you say that professor? Let me explain why by giving you a real life example … Read More