Monthly Archives: March 2023

“Russia hauls 1950s-era tanks out of storage to join battlefield” – TTG

Russia appears to have pulled 1950s-era tanks out of storage in the latest sign of a serious armour shortage in its army. Pictures and video have emerged of what experts say are T-54 and T-55 tanks being transported by rail … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis, weapons | 4 Comments

“Terran 1 | Good Luck, Have Fun” – TTG

Weather forecasts point to excellent conditions for Relativity Space’s third attempt at launching the world’s first 3D-printed rocket, currently set for late Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Space Force forecasters on Monday said weather around Launch Complex 16 … Continue reading

Posted in Space, TTG | 10 Comments

ISW take on the Xi – Putin meeting – TTG

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on March 20 and offered a more reserved vision for Russian-Chinese relations than what Putin was likely seeking. Xi and Putin touted the strength of Chinese-Russian relations in their meeting … Continue reading

Posted in China, Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 43 Comments

Russian defensive lines: screwing the pooch once again – TTG 

We are passing by the fortifications of the “Surovikin” line (or as many people call the “Faberge” line). In the process, we periodically stop and inspect it, while noticing a number of interesting facts. It is built mainly by civilians. … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 53 Comments

“ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine war crimes” – TTG

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine. The court said in a … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 106 Comments

How the JDAM-ER will be employed – TTG

There are a lot of new Ukrainian weapon, logistical, Russian vehicle and force design reasons to think the Russian Army currently lacks the communications and mobility to stop a Ukrainian breakthrough attack. Looking at the vehicle/force design reasons, the statement: … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 82 Comments


This month marks the 20th anniversary of the disastrous U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which permanently altered the balance within the Middle East/ Persian Gulf, saw the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and drew the United … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Harper, Intelligence, Iraq | 14 Comments

Pope Francis: ten years on – TTG

ROME — On a recent Sunday, a group of young American Catholics were among thousands in St. Peter’s Square waiting for Pope Francis to deliver his weekly message. Gillian Caruso said he’s doing a great job. “He came out with … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, TTG | 18 Comments

“Turkey Supplied Ukraine with DPICM Cluster Shells” – TTG

In November 2022, Turkey began supplying the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Cold War-era DPICM cluster munitions. The Turkish defense industry produced such shells as part of a joint project with the United States. At the same time, the Armed … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Turkey, Ukraine Crisis | 28 Comments

Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement Orchestrated by China – TTG

Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  — Saudi Arabia and Iran announced on Friday that they had agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties after seven years of hostility, in a deal between the regional archrivals that could have wide-ranging implications for the Middle East. … Continue reading

Posted in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, TTG | 88 Comments