Greetings, all. As Noah mentioned last week, I'll be holding the fort for a week, filling in the gaps between his posts from Iraq. I'm the editor of InsideDefense.com and its companion NewsStand; I also write our Insider. And I write on occasion for others, most often Scientific American.Here's a little RAPID FIRE to start things off:
* The AP takes a look at the Pentagon's directed energy arsenal.* James Fallows on the future of air travel.* Why beheadings?
* The Navy goes ski jumping.-- posted by Dan Dupont