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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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ISIS Regroups

| August 7, 2019 | 20 Comments
ISIS Regroups

If you recall, when Pres. Trump said he was planning to withdraw troops from Syria, GEN Mattis (Ret.) disagreed, and then left the building. Well, ISIS is on the move again.  https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/08/06/report-isis-has-been-rebuilding-as-us-troops-withdraw-from-syria/ From the article:  Since about half of 2,000 special operations and other train-advise-assist forces returned to the U.S. in the spring, ISIS has been staging a […]

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Saudis Prepping for Annual Hajj

| August 7, 2019 | 19 Comments
Saudis Prepping for Annual Hajj

Preparations are underway for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which draws extremely large numbers of people every year. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/video/2019/08/06/saudi-special-forces-go-all-out-for-hajj-display/ The video at the link is a demo of their military’s preparations for their visitors.  Their biggest concern is the very real possibility that hotheads will try to disrupt things and engage in attempts to […]

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More Missing Identified

| August 3, 2019 | 3 Comments
More Missing Identified

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) forensic anthropologist Jennie Jin, bottom right, secures one of the 55 cases of remains of service members turned over by the North Korean military as government officials observe on July 27, 2018. (Sgt. 1st Class David J. Marshall/Army) There is identification of more remains from the Korean War, in regard […]

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North Korea Conducts Second Missile Launch in Less than a Week

| July 31, 2019 | 8 Comments
North Korea Conducts Second Missile Launch in Less than a Week

The rogue Communist government of North Korea fired two missiles east into the Sea of Japan early Wednesday local time, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) confirmed. North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. Observers say the move was […]

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US military aims to ensure safe passage of American commercial ships in Persian Gulf

| July 25, 2019 | 51 Comments
US military aims to ensure safe passage of American commercial ships in Persian Gulf

President Donald Trump looks to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper during a ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) In a move reminiscent of Operation Earnest Will, where US forces protected Kuwaiti-owned tankers from Iranian attacks in 1987 and 1988, our military will provide protection […]

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Thursdays are for cooking on Friday

| July 19, 2019 | 5 Comments
Thursdays are for cooking on Friday

Bouillabaisse is France’s classic Mediterranean fisherman’s stew. Fresh local fish and shellfish in a sublime sauce of orange peel, saffron, and fennel. It’s the perfect way to enjoy seafood. Ingredients 6 Cups Water ½ Pound Shrimp 1 Bay Leaf 12 Whole Black Peppercorns Peel from 1 Orange 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ Teaspoon […]

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