Amazon has been playing the fiddle… the tax fiddle. Some cities are waking up today and realizing how much of a tax burden they dodged by NOT getting the new Amazon HQ2 Divided by 2. Unfortunately for New York residents, it’ll cost them at least $43K each…
The answer is the same that’s it has always been.
Ballistic Missile Submarines are what the Battleship was in 1914. They represent the power and prestige of a nation. Unlike Aircraft Carriers they cannot “project” power nor can they control Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCS). in reality, the grand Battleships of the Great White Fleet and the British Home Fleet couldn’t either. Those tasks fell to lesser, faster and more mission diverse ships. But Boomers… they represent something Mahan never really contemplated in Naval Power. The ability to deliver nuclear weapons anywhere in the world in less time than it takes to order a takeout pizza.
SSBN’s are seen as a “Second Strike” system, which will cause a potential adversary to think twice. Thus, rational opponents are “deterred” by the presence and viability of the deliverable weapons. And now India has announced that it has this capability. They don’t actually have it yet, but it is inevitable.
The Seattle Mariners have managed to get themselves into some Political Incorrect hot water. In Wisconsin, a High School dance photo went sideways when a photographer asked the kids in the picture to do something politically incorrect. The obvious question is “How does this keep happening in the 21st Century?”