Destroying the Town is Not Saving It

Although the keynote speaker at this year’s Air Force Academy graduation was delivered by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, historian and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel William Astore gives his own speech to the class leaving the institution where he once taught.

Destroying the Town is Not Saving It

How Pentagon Turned ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Into Recruitment And PR Vehicle

Files on “Top Gun: Maverick” detail the influence the Pentagon had over the sequel to Top Gun, how that affected the storyline and character arcs, and which “key talking points” became part of the script.

How Pentagon Turned ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Into Recruitment And PR Vehicle

Related:

Op-Ed: Why does the Pentagon give a helping hand to films like ‘Top Gun’?

Documents on Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun for hire: why Hollywood is the US military’s best wingman

Talk about grooming children (re: Transformers and Marvel)! 🙄

Majority of Americans Fear Nuclear Weapons Use After Russia’s Ukraine Invasion + What You Need to Know About the Threat of Nuclear War

Poll: Majority of Americans Fear Nuclear Weapons Use After Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

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What You Need to Know About the Threat of Nuclear War – Robert Scheer Interviews Ted Postol

TP: We’re talking about a wall of fire that encompasses everything around us at the temperature of the center of the sun. That will literally turn us to less than ash, if this thing gets going. I can’t emphasize how powerful these weapons are. When they detonate, they’re actually four or five times hotter than the center of the sun, which is 20 million degrees Kelvin. They’re 100 million degrees Kelvin at the center of these weapons.

H/T: Natylie’s Place: Understanding Russia