Rapid Fire April 9, 2013: The Limits of China’s Categorical Denial, Underdog Messaging
- The US Navy will deploy a solid-state laser aboard USS Ponce during the coming fiscal year. USS Ponce, an amphibious transport dock ship formerly known as LDP 15, was refitted last year as an Afloat Forward Staging Base, Interim (AFSB-I), and will be deployed to the Persian Gulf. Iran will counter it with bad weather.
“Bad news is that the relation between Russia and the United States is at its lowest point since the end of the Cold War. Good news is that those difficulties are not blurred by friendship between our presidents.”