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

The last week in February turned out to be full of surprises. Two major pop-up stories, in particular, dominated our coverage this week—the very concerning air battle between India and Pakistan and Boeing’s big unveil of their Aussie-built loyal wingman drone concept. We also had the F-117 Nighthawk make an appearance unlike anything we have seen in over a decade. Mark Cuban made a cameo on the page too and we brought a big dose of reality to the rumor mill surrounding the possible early retirement of the supercarrier USS Harry S. Truman. There was also our take on the second U.S.-North Korean summit in Hanoi that resulted in some lively debate in the discussion area. 

I have to stress that the MVP award goes to Joe this week for putting out the best India-Pakistan coverage on the net. It was amazing work that few could have accomplished. The amount of BS he cut through to build those reports was really quite amazing.

Still, there were many subjects we didn’t get to. But it’s not too late.

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 more about North Korea and the Hanoi Summit, and especially about North Korea’s game of musical cars as Kim blew out of his meeting with Trump early:

Or we can discuss the news that the F-35C has reached IOC. The Navy has finally gotten a stealth strike asset after the A-12 was ripped away from them nearly three decades ago. 

What about this crazy bastard who decided to take a stroll down a street in a private jet at hundreds of miles per hour. “Cocaine’s a hell of a drug!”:

Then there is the fact that ICBMs sit in traffic jams in Russia:


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

Let’s get after it!

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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.