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Russia, China, and Iran Holding Joint Naval Drills

| December 28, 2019 | 16 Comments
Russia, China, and Iran Holding Joint Naval Drills

The Russians, Chinse, and Iranians are conducting joint maritime drills in the Persian Gulf. One of the reasons for this drill, they claim, is to support stability. In order to support this stability, the Chinese sent a ship that they call an “aircraft carrier killer”. For their part, the Iranians claim that this exercise would […]

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Breaking News – The Russians Are Coming!

| December 17, 2019 | 67 Comments
Breaking News – The Russians Are Coming!

Undated photo of Russian AGI Viktor Leonov. A Russian Navy ship is currently operating in an unsafe manner off the eastern coast of the USA, ignoring signals from both commercial shipping and the US Navy. It is offshore from North Carolina. US Navy is keeping an eye on it. The Viktor Leonov has been ignoring […]

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Is This More Russian Influence?

| December 4, 2019 | 16 Comments
Is This More Russian Influence?

  Here’s a CNBC article about Vlad Putin’s attitude toward fracking: we will never do it.  Yeah, sure, Vlad, and my cat can play Blackjack and win. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/20/russias-putin-says-shale-oil-technologies-are-barbaric.html From the article: Speaking at a business conference in Moscow Wednesday, Putin said: “Today’s technology of shale oil production and shale gas are without any doubt … […]

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Vlad’s Newest Hardware

| November 30, 2019 | 17 Comments
Vlad’s Newest Hardware

  Speaking of tech hardware, Vlad Putin is showing off his latest Avangard drone samples to US inspectors, as part of the agreement in the New Start nuclear arms treaty. Per the article, it can move at 27 times the speed of sound. He compares it to the launch of the Sputnik in 1957. Really? […]

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Update on the US Troops and Kurds in Syria

| November 18, 2019 | 2 Comments
Update on the US Troops and Kurds in Syria

The US still holds the Kurds as allies, and is supporting them in Syria. https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/11/17/partnership-with-kurds-against-isis-still-strong-says-us-coalition-general/ Despite the misinformation handed down by media in general, the US troops remaining in Syria to assist the Kurds still have a strong relationship with them. From the article:  ERBIL, Iraq — A senior U.S. coalition commander said Friday the […]

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Three From Ex

| October 28, 2019 | 13 Comments
Three From Ex

US Meets China Russia and Pakistan to Talk Peace in Afghanistan ISLAMABAD — Representatives of Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan have agreed that negotiation is the only road to peace in Afghanistan, including an early resumption of direct U.S. talks with the Taliban. The day-long talks in Moscow on Friday came ahead of […]

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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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