Bunker Talk: Let’s Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn’t Report On This Week

Even though it was a pretty slow week due to Christmas break, I think it’s accurate to say that it turned out to be Air Force One themed. So much of the news cycle was sucked up by President Trump’s visit to Iraq that it gave us an opportunity to dive into more of the history and tech behind the magnificent flying icon. We also got our first real glimpse of Sikorsky’s high-speed SB>1 Defiant helicopter prototype and learned of Russia’s test of their hypersonic boost-glide vehicle. But still, there are many stories we didn’t get to, so let’s get after it. 

Welcome to Bunker Talk!

This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn’t get to. In other words, literally an off-topic thread.

We can talk about this awesome shot of an SR-71’s ‘artistic’ nosecone from back in the day:

Or how about this Kuwaiti Hornet getting zapped by lightning in-flight:


Then there is this clip of South Korea and Japan getting testy with one another on the high seas:

Or what about the fact that Sikorsky’s SB>1 looks a lot like Toothless from the hit Disney animated movie How To Train Your Dragon?

Then there is Syria now that the U.S. is pulling out. How far will Israel go to make sure that Iran doesn’t get its land bridge to Lebanon?

Once again, this is an entirely open exercise, so let’s enjoy some pointed debate and have some laughs.

Fire away! 

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Tyler Rogoway


Tyler’s passion is the study of military technology, strategy, and foreign policy and he has fostered a dominant voice on those topics in the defense media space. He was the creator of the hugely popular defense site Foxtrot Alpha before developing The War Zone.