Not much time to write today. Here are a few interesting bits:

More Robot Grunts Ready for Duty: The Talon robot, configured for combat, will be joining the Stryker Brigade next year. (via DefenseTech).

Iraqi Security Forces take control of An Najaf: This is a good thing.

AFGHANISTAN: The Winter Offensive: I remember in the days before our attacks on Afghanistan how we all heard about how cold it was in Afghanistan and that we were really in for it.

Next-generation Russian spaceship unveiled: They won’t get the money to build it. We should license it from them, modify it, and build it as our Crew Exploration Vehicle.

Maybe I’ll post more quick links later if I get a chance.