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Turkey Does Matter

| November 18, 2019 | 17 Comments
Turkey Does Matter

In addition to all the hullabaloo going on in the Swamp on the Potomac, Pres. Trump will be attending a NATO conference in London in December. https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/11/16/this-could-get-a-little-ugly-what-to-watch-for-at-the-nato-leaders-summit/ From the article:  The focus, NATO watchers agree, will be on three presidents who have shaken the alliance in recent years. U.S. President Donald Trump began his criticisms […]

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Turkey’s Fleet Needs

| October 21, 2019 | 13 Comments
Turkey’s Fleet Needs

Turkey has been in the market for its growing navy to acquire fighter planes that can land on an aircraft carrier. Unfortunately, the Turkish navy does not yet have a carrier in its fleet but is instead using somewhat lighter assault ships than can be converted to small aircraft carriers.  The hangup is that the […]

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09/01/1939: Hitler Invades Poland Today

| September 1, 2019 | 43 Comments
09/01/1939: Hitler Invades Poland Today

Adolf Hitler salutes parading troops of the German Wehrmacht in Warsaw, Poland, on Oct. 5, 1939. Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, 80 years ago. (AP photo) From the article  Sunday (today) marks exactly 80 years since Nazi Germany invaded Poland, on Sept. 1, 1939, the attack that triggered a nearly six-year world conflict […]

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US Upgrades Ukrainian Ports To Fit American Warships

| July 6, 2019 | 26 Comments
US Upgrades Ukrainian Ports To Fit American Warships

USS Carney, DDG 64, prepares to go underway in Odesa, Ukraine. Our own Poetrooper sent us an interesting link: seems the US is modifying Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea to better fit US and NATO ships. That these ports are near Russian controlled Crimea is sure to rankle the Russians, who deem the Black […]

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Dzien dobry, nie mówie po polsku

| June 12, 2019 | 25 Comments
Dzien dobry, nie mówie po polsku

Soldiers conduct an after action review at the detonation site of a bangalore torpedo explosives during a day of breach training on a range near Camp Trzebie?, Poland, May 23, 2019. (Sgt. Jeremiah Woods/Army) Yes, the skinny is true. We are sending more troops to Poland, in addition to Reaper drones.  Fort Trump is not […]

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Estonia Is Getting New Guns

| May 30, 2019 | 20 Comments
Estonia Is Getting New Guns

Estonia is getting new guns.   The Cold War really is over, dead and buried. No, that is not one of the guns they’re getting from LMT, but it’s a shoot-shoot-bang-bang thing, isn’t it? Per the article:  As the Estonian Defence Forces continue a lengthy move away from their Warsaw Pact roots to full parity with NATO […]

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The Cold War is dead… and it had better stay dead

| April 15, 2019 | 20 Comments
The Cold War is dead… and it had better stay dead

None of this ever appears in my local newspaper, probably because it’s either posted online or brought up for a one-minute look-see in the rather vapid evening news reports. If the real news is not being published in print, are we required to go searching for it?  Apparently, the answer to that is ‘yes’, because […]

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NATO Catfishing

| March 1, 2019 | 54 Comments
NATO Catfishing

World Economic Forum released an article today stating how a NATO experiment used fake Facebook accounts, called “sockpuppets” to trick soldiers into sharing sensitive information. “… the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence details an experiment it ran to trick serving members of the armed forces. While the authors won’t say which country’s armed forces, […]

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