Roger Thompson

Roger Thompson is a research fellow at Dalhousie University’s Centre for the Study of Security and Development, the author of Lessons Not Learned: The US Navy’s Status Quo Culture, a former researcher at Canada’s National Defence Headquarters and Korea’s first Star Trek professor.

Hope For Humanity: How One Philosopher Achieved Peace On The Planet Vulcan

Star Trek’s “The Ultimate Computer” and Today’s Fears About AI

Captain Kirk’s “Obsession”

Was Patton Really Such A Great General And If So, Did He Actually Matter?

Was Kirk Really Merciful In “Arena”?

World War I: When Canada Pulled Its Weight And Outperformed The US Army

Teaching Civics Should Be Mandatory

Kirk and Spock’s Response to Racism in Star Trek’s “Balance of Terror”

What would Nietzsche say about “The City on the Edge of Forever”?

Mr. Spock, Aristotle, and “The Menagerie”

Now Hear This: US Navy Officers Confess the British are Better

On the Planet Ardana, Apartheid Leads to a Revolution

What would Aristotle Say About the Star Trek Episode “The Enemy Within”?

Captain Kirk was NOT a Jerk!

Dissecting Tom Clancy’s Delusions about the USAF

Is the Eurofighter Typhoon the Best Fighter?

Flying the F-102: An RAF Pilot’s “Astonishing” Adventures on Exchange In the USAF

Tactics: How Even Average Pilots in Old Fighters Can Beat Jocks in Modern Fighters

The Right, NATO and the Cold War

US Navy Top Gun Founder Thinks the F-35 Is A Mistake

I Miss Tom Clancy, the Author Who Provoked Me to Write

The Navy SEALs Killed bin Laden, But They Aren’t Supermen

The F-16 is Still a Great Plane. USAF Pilots are Another Story

A South Korean Aircraft Carrier Won’t Scare North Korea, But Sadly Nukes Might

In the 70s the USAF and RAF Were Both Tired, But RAF Pilots Were Better Off

Foreign Exchange Pilots (Including Americans!) Don’t Always Think the USAF is the Greatest

Experienced Pilots Win Battles, Not Expensive Stealth Aircraft

The US Navy is More Than Just Broken, Careerism is Tearing It Apart

Does South Korea Really Need the F-35?

Force Design 2030 and Stifling Opposing Views

Why Does the U.S. Military Let Defense Contractors Get Away With So Much?

The F-35: Sales to Allied Countries Don’t Mean It’s A Great Airplane

Is the USAF Really the Best Trained Air Force In the World?

Why the US Navy Needs Non-Nuclear Submarines