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Hi, Spy!

| August 15, 2019 | 14 Comments
Hi, Spy!

There is a joint agreement about spy plane flyovers that was in the news. They get to do it to us, but we also get to do it to them. Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago From the WGN article:  CHICAGO — Just as Chicagoans were settling into dinner, and the White Sox were in […]

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Cold War Redux?

| August 14, 2019 | 23 Comments
Cold War Redux?

Some good stuff about US-Ukraine relations here, and how we’re training Ukrainian troops in situ to use good hardware like Javelins. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/03/06/more-lethal-aid-to-ukraine-us-trainers-javelins-have-already-made-russians-a-little-more-nervous/ From the article:   The U.S. has been providing lethal aid in the form of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine since May, and Russian armor is reportedly deterred by the investment. On top of the […]

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Update on Russian Explosion

| August 13, 2019 | 31 Comments
Update on Russian Explosion

From the Times of Israel comes this update on what happened in northern Russia on August 8th:  https://www.timesofisrael.com/radiation-spiked-up-to-16-times-normal-after-russian-nuclear-missile-blast/ From the article:  Unnamed intelligence sources told The New York Times that they believed the explosion involved a prototype missile known in NATO circles as the SSC-X-9 Skyfall, which could theoretically reach anywhere on the planet. Russian President […]

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So The Cold War Really Isn’t Over Yet?

| May 23, 2019 | 51 Comments
So The Cold War Really Isn’t Over Yet?

A Russian bomber is escorted by an F-22 off the west coast of Alaska on May 21. (NORAD photo) Are the Russians getting jiggy again? The Chairforce has been escorting Russia’s Bears and their fighter jet escorts back to their own space for about five months now. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/05/22/russian-fighters-bombers-intercepted-off-alaska-for-2nd-day-in-a-row-5th-time-this-year/ From the article:   For the second day […]

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B-52 resurrected from the Boneyard

| May 18, 2019 | 19 Comments
B-52 resurrected from the Boneyard

Col. Robert Burgess, 307th Operations Group commander, gives a thumbs up after flying a B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed “Wise Guy,” to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14. The bomber had been at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, since 2008. It took a team of reserve and active duty airmen […]

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Those Darn UFOs Are On Again

| April 28, 2019 | 33 Comments
Those Darn UFOs Are On Again

An Irish airline pilot and another from a different airline, plus two pilots from Virgin Airlines reported a high-speed light off the Irish coast in 2018, all reporting that it turned right and  moved off twice the speed of sound, which is within the capabilities of military jets. Experimental aircraft are known to be able […]

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So Much For Russia/Trump Collusion, eh?

| April 24, 2019 | 8 Comments
So Much For Russia/Trump Collusion, eh?

I’ve always known that Vlad Putin was a butthead, but he’s been getting frisky for a while. His real interest lies in Venezuela’s oil. We all know that, and it is despite his having the largest shale oil reserves on the planet. But he doesn’t know how to do what we know how to do […]

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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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