Submarine Matters provides an expanding database on submarines worldwide. Australia should contract in 2016 to only buy a batch of 6 Shortfins - then, in the 2030s, decide whether to buy: 6 more Shortfins or 6 Barracuda SSNs or 4 Virginia SSNs. With increasing numbers of Chinese, Russian and Indian SSNs in Australia's region Australia's Shortfins cannot attain any 2016 Defence White Paper goal of being "regionally superior". Australia would need to buy SSNs to be "superior".
May 5, 2014
Stevie Nicks, some major songs, still kicking, singing, writing.
Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born 1948) still going. Photo circa 1976. During her time in Fleetwood Mac and in her extensive solo career Stevie sold more than 100 million albums. She's probably written hundreds of songs, including the following three: Rhiannon, Dreams, andLandslide. Landslideis particularly haunting and loving. She's still writing songs, singing and reportedly completinga new solo album later this year or in 2015. A true artist. -------
Stevie interviewed at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 1978. All the styles of the 70s, the cars and clothes - somewhere between hip and humdrum. Only the Fleetwood Mac jet looks modern. I lived in Texas for a couple of years in the mid 70s. -------
Rhiannon (above) and Dreams (below) sung around 1977