Monthly Archives: February 2023

“The extraordinary train lifeline behind Ukraine’s Rail Force One” – TTG

CNN — It was “Rail Force One” – the overnight train that took US President Biden on a diplomatic odyssey from Przemyśl Główny in Poland to Kyiv for his historic visit to Ukraine, just before the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion … Continue reading

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SpaceX Crew-6 launch – TTG

The first Starship orbital test launch should take off in March. That’ll be a major milestone, fully successful or not. It’ll be the first reentry test.

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Tales from the Witch of Ukraine – TTG

The United States has supplied weapons of increasing cost and sophistication to Ukraine including M777 towed howitzers, Javelin top-attack anti-tank missiles, and eventually M1 Abrams main battle tanks and Patriot air defense systems. But military aid need not always be … Continue reading

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The China Peace Plan – TTG

China released a peace plan for Ukraine today in a move that could dramatically expand Beijing’s role in the conflict. The plan, which Chinese officials referred to as a “position paper,” calls for a ceasefire and the resumption of peace … Continue reading

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Just for fun – TTG

What’s not to like, a light hearted adventure of a Pole and a Bavarian on a shunting proa. And a sea shanty thrown in for good measure. Reminds me of my own adventures with a Pole, a Bavarian and windsurfers … Continue reading

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Jomini of the West on Bakhmut – TTG

Ukraine TVD, 8-19 FEB 23. The past 2 weeks of February saw the Russian Winter Offensive intensify  as major pushes continued in Kreminna, Bakhmut, and Vuhledar. Russian made few gains, Ukrainian defenses continue to hold. Donetsk OD. Donetsk Oblast remains … Continue reading

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China’s top foreign policy man, Wang Yi, was at the Munich International Security Conference and spent a week traveling around Europe. Before returning home, he stopped in Moscow, where he presumably met with President Putin. At Munich, Wang Yi announced … Continue reading

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Biden in Kyiv – TTG

President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Monday, arriving in Ukraine’s capital in a show of support for the war-torn nation and statement of defiance ahead of the one-year anniversary of the war Russia launched. Biden arrived … Continue reading

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Colonel Paris Davis to get the Medal of Honor – TTG

Colonel (Ret.) Paris Davis, who was one of the first black Special Forces officers, will finally be receiving the Medal of Honor. According to the White House, President Joe Biden called Davis to tell him that he will personally decorate … Continue reading

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“Europe is now stuck with a huge stockpile of natural gas after hoarding it last year for a brutal winter that never came” – TTG

Europe got lucky — it managed to avert an energy crisis, all thanks to a warm winter. But it has another problem. Countries in the region hoarded so much natural gas at higher prices that it’s now stuck with stockpiles … Continue reading

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