Monthly Archives: May 2022

A primer on the M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS – TTG

The US has two multiple launch rocket systems: M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS. Both have a crew of three, both fire the same missiles, both do not need a Fire Direction Center to compute their missions. The M142 HIMARS exists … Continue reading

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IMO called up Russian reserve units will be of low combat value.

“The early announcement of the 2022 spring draft is unlikely to increase Russian combat power in Ukraine in the near term. Recent Russian efforts to create a Western-style reserve force are unlikely to materially impact combat operations in Ukraine. As … Continue reading

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“Atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale” – TTG

Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York                March 22, 2014 My wife’s father passed away after a long battle with dementia. His life was no picnic. Nor was it a tragedy. He worked hard his … Continue reading

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Dear Hearts Across the Seas: A Memorial Day Prayer

The following article by Pat Lang appeared in America magazine in 2006. Patrick Lang      May 29, 2006 “For 14 hours yesterday, I was at work—teaching Christ to lift his cross by the numbers, and how to adjust his crown; and … Continue reading

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Į Sibirą – TTG

Russia is depopulating parts of eastern Ukraine, forcibly removing thousands into remote parts of Russia Washington (CNN) Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been processed through a series of Russian “filtration camps” in Eastern Ukraine and sent into Russia as … Continue reading

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War Is Hell By Walrus.

As posted by Turcopolier (Col. Lang), The WSJ has painted a less than rosy picture of the life of Russian conscripts fighting in Ukraine ( Well, The Washington Post has also weighed in with an article describing the travails of … Continue reading

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“In Ukraine’s valleys of death, a lethal game of hide and seek is playing out” Telegraph

In Ukraine’s valleys of death, a lethal game of hide and seek is playing out ( “The howitzers in the trees fired twice in quick succession, then their crews dismounted, scrambled around, replaced dislodged camouflage, and reloaded.  Artillery, rocket launchers … Continue reading

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Chips, chips, no chips – TTG

After months of debate, Congress is still slow-walking a bill that would spend over $50 billion on semiconductor manufacturing. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has been frustrated by the slow pace for months and upped the stakes in a new interview … Continue reading

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“Russians expand Donbas assault”

“In the early weeks of the invasion, Russian forces pushed to take Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s two largest cities. But Kyiv never fell, and now Kharkiv is back under Ukrainian control. Kharkiv reopened its subway system earlier this week, after pushing … Continue reading

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Which does Comrade Joe think he is? Lenin or Trotsky?

Reagan thought it was “morning in America” or some such rubbish. Scranton Joe is revealed as the dimwitted front man for a group swept up in revolutionary dreams. I won’t bother to name the people, but the policies of the … Continue reading

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