Monthly Archives: November 2022

“Russia stops deploying battalion tactical groups due to their ineffectiveness, says UK intelligence” – TTG

It is highly likely that Russia has completely stopped deploying its typical military formations, called “Battalion Tactical Groups” (BTGs), in the past three months, the United Kingdom Defence Intelligence reported on its update on the situation in Ukraine as of … Continue reading

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“NATO meets to talk Ukraine at scene of one of its most controversial decisions”

“NATO meets on Tuesday to drum up much-needed support for Ukraine.  Foreign ministers from countries in the western military alliance will gather in Romania to discuss how they can assist Ukraine after Russian strikes on its power networks ahead of … Continue reading

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 “… Russian troops struggle with friendly fire and Ukrainian tricks”

“Due to a lack of communication, it is believed that Russian artillery has targeted its own troops. Air defences have also engaged friendly aircraft as the Khibniy system of electronic countermeasures that is supposed to protect Russian pilots has interfered … Continue reading

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” … How the U.S. Totally Misjudged the War in Ukraine”

“The war in Ukraine isn’t going the way Russian President Vladimir Putin expected. And he’s certainly not the only one who was caught by surprise—the U.S. expected a rapid Russian success, with the Kremlin’s tanks inside Kyiv within days. Many U.S. officials from the … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, My books, Russia, The Military Art, Ukraine Crisis | 27 Comments

“Hakuto-R M1 & Lunar Flashlight” launch

First mission of the Hakuto-R commercial lunar lander developed by private Japanese company ispace. Rideshare includes Lunar Flashlight, NASA’s cubesat that will search for water ice at the Moon’s South Pole Space Rider – Wikipedia Lunar Flashlight – Wikipedia

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“Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols”

 “Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling … Continue reading

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A county in Arizona wanted to count all midterm election ballots by hand. The Secretary of State’s office said doing that would be illegal!

By Robert Willmann Cochise County, Arizona has a population estimated by the U.S. Census to be 126,050. In order to do its part to support democracy and have an honest election, it wanted to hand count the ballots in the … Continue reading

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“Protests erupt across China …”

“Protests erupted across China on Saturday, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire at an apartment … Continue reading

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“Artillery Is Breaking in Ukraine. It’s Becoming a Problem for the Pentagon.” – TTG

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian troops fire thousands of explosive shells at Russian targets every day, using high-tech cannons supplied by the United States and its allies. But those weapons are burning out after months of overuse, or being damaged or destroyed … Continue reading

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“Vladimir Putin’s plot to freeze Ukraine into submission looks destined to fail”

“The obvious aim is sap morale and force Ukraine to negotiate – but so far, it’s having quite the reverse effect. As far as opinion polls can ascertain, Ukrainian public opinion is to keep fighting until every inch of Ukrainian … Continue reading

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