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    And everything is going EXACTLY to plan with these negotiations. This is a classic Art of the Deal stratagem. I'd like to begin by saying that based on the recent statement of North Korea, I have decided to terminate the planned summit in Singapore on June 12. While many things can happen, and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea, and indeed, a setback for the world. I've spoken to General Mattis and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and our military – which is by far the most powerful anywhere in the world [and] has been greatly enhanced recently, as you all know – is ready if necessary. Likewise, I have spoken to South Korea and Japan, and they are not only ready should foolish or reckless acts be taken by North Korea, but they are willing to shoulder much of the cost of any financial burden, any of the cost associated by the United States in operations if such an unfortunate situation is forced upon us. Hopefully, positive things will be taking place with respect to the future of North Korea, but if they don't, we are more ready than we have ever been before. North Korea has the opportunity to end decades of poverty and oppression by following the path of de-nuclearization and joining the community of nations, and I hope that Kim Jong Un will ultimately do what is right, not only for himself, but perhaps most importantly, what's right for his people who are suffering greatly and needlessly. All of the Korean people, North and South, deserve to be able to live together in harmony, prosperity, and peace. That bright and beautiful future can only happen when the threat of nuclear weapons is removed. No way it can happen otherwise. If and when Kim Jong Un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and actions, I am waiting. In the meantime, our very strong sanctions – by far the strongest sanctions ever imposed – and maximum pressure campaign will continue as it has been continuing. But no matter what happens and what we do, we will never, ever compromise the safety and security of the United States of America. I wanted to make that statement. I feel very, very strongly about it. ...hopefully everything is going to work out well with North Korea, and a lot of things can happen ... it's possible that the existing summit could take place, or a summit at some later date. Nobody should be anxious. We have to get it right.
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    North Korea, you so crazy!

    What? Umm, yes. Maybe this talk will be better with more explanation.
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    AK vs. M16 Through History

    You saw a lot of Japanese arms for a time as well, supplied via China.
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    No idea if these numbers are correct buuuuuttttt
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    Magazines with an E-presence, yet lacking an open comment section, are filed under my " unable to give a fuck about your opinion" list. That aside, this writer is one of those useful idiots who thinks things will go his way "because I am right". He has no concept of the impact, cost or repercussions of what he proposes, but woe be onto those who disagree. His "Meeting in the middle" gun control is the moral equivalent of two Klansmen discussing what kind of rope to hang the "Strange fruit" from.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

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    General AFV Thread

    Austrian Pandur Evo being manufactured: http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2913194/
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    Syrian conflict.

    I've got to say, an American and an Israeli both trying to claim the moral high ground in a thread about Syria...
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    Arianespace CEO Yells at Cloud

    The sooner SpaceX and company kills off the dinosaurs in their welfare rut the better.
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    From Syrian parade in 1956: Both were armed with the (supposedly) Breda SAFAT 12.7mm machine guns.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    I am not sure how it is done for Leopard 2 components, but I have seen entire cast or welded assemblies heated up and quenched at once in appropriately massive facilities. This image of a Panzer 68 hull being Quenched at Thun always comes to mind. Welding plates post heat-treatment is very difficult without making the zone around the weld weak. It is usually preferred in metallurgy to weld before heat treatment and then do it all together.
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    I'll probably be skipping this one in the theaters.
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    Arianespace CEO Yells at Cloud

    I also want Arianespace to stay in existence, because as you said, more competition is good, and Europe has done a lot of good in space, especially in the scientific arena. It's a shame their CEO seems determined not to do that. They probably did a quick calculation and determined it would be more expensive for them, without taking into account all the vertical integration SpaceX has, and that Falcon 9 has been designed for reusability from the outset. I'm sure if you tried jury-rig a stock Ariane 5 for reuse it'd be expensive as hell. Or, his brain is damaged from all the fluoride Jeff Bezos is putting in his water.
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    The Leopard 2 Thread

    Turret down position.