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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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Explosions in Russia Leave Dead and Injured

| August 12, 2019 | 31 Comments
Explosions in Russia Leave Dead and Injured

A rocket engine exploded at Russian base in Siberia near Severodvinsk. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/08/08/russia-2-dead-4-injured-by-rocket-explosion-at-navy-nuke-base/ 2 are dead, 4 are badly injured. The rocket engine explosion followed a massive fire that erupted Monday at a military ammunition depot near Achinsk in eastern Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region. The ammo dump fire triggered powerful explosions that continued for about 16 hours, killing one […]

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Those Planes Were (“Not”) Really There

| July 23, 2019 | 12 Comments
Those Planes Were (“Not”) Really There

  South Korea scrambled jets and chased two Russian Tu-95MS bombers and an A-50 out of their air space. Of course, the Kremlin denies that it happened. “Those planes weren’t in South Korean air space, at all, not once.” Really? Well, who was it? Was it Bigfoot? Note that the Kremlin doesn’t deny that those […]

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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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More Winter Training Underway

| June 1, 2019 | 5 Comments
More Winter Training Underway

Concerned about the Arctic as a future flashpoint, the Navy and Coast Guard are working to define their new roles there. U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1 fire a TOW wire-guided missile system in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 20, 2019, one of the first times the Corps fired the missile system while in the Arctic […]

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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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