- U.S. warns on China cyber, anti-satellite capability (reuters.com)
- U.S. mulling defence plan for space (cbc.ca)
Ronald O’Rourke, “Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress,” Congressional Research Service, December 9, 2010.
Department of Defense (DOD) development work on high-energy military lasers, which has been underway for decades, has reached the point where lasers capable of countering certain surface and air targets at ranges of about a mile could be made ready for installation on Navy surface ships over the next few years. More powerful shipboard lasers, which could become ready for installation in subsequent years, could provide Navy surface ships with an ability to counter a wider range of surface and air targets at ranges of up to about 10 miles. These more powerful lasers might, among other things, provide Navy surface ships with a terminal-defense capability against certain ballistic missiles, including the anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) that China is believed to be developing.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 46 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 51 posts. There were 43 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 55mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was June 29th with 171 views. The most popular post that day was “The Motherlode” on Chinese ASBM Development.
The top referring sites in 2010 were andrewerickson.com, ustdc.blogspot.com, michaelturton.blogspot.com, twitter.com, and blog.taiwan-guide.org.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for china military power report 2010, asbm, china military power 2010, chinese asbm, and china military power report.
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
“The Motherlode” on Chinese ASBM Development March 2010
Military Power of the PRC in 2010 April 2010
On the 2010 China Military Power Report, Part I August 2010
“Too Big to Fail,” U.S. Marines Version: The V-22 Osprey May 2010
The End of Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah in the Southern Philippines March 2010