Monthly Archives: July 2023

Russian and Ukrainian strategic targeting

From Tom Cooper on 28 July 2023: Finally, something based on ‘lots of deduction’, and over which there is a big question mark… and then something I guess is going to be taken as ‘bad news’ by many. The latest … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 98 Comments

“$60 Million Refund Request Shows Financial Pressure on Trump From Legal Fees”

The political action committee that former President Donald Trump is using to pay his legal bills faced such staggering costs this year that it requested a refund on a $60 million contribution it made to another group supporting the Republican … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, TTG | 24 Comments

Site was down

The site went down late last Friday, surely the most inopportune time for such things. Nothing nefarious. Just a software glitch. TTG

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Ukraine War, 27 July 2023: Robotyne & Staromaiorske – Tom Cooper

This one is not only going to be ‘quick & dirty’, but almost literally ‘written on the run’…. and focusing on just two points. 1.) As far as is known by now, what’s left of the ‘Russian garrison’ of Staromaiorske … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 15 Comments

Yesterday’s Congressional hearings on UAPs

Juicy elements ducked, and plenty of questions remain “We are not bringing little green men or flying saucers into the hearing. Sorry to disappoint y’all,” opened Republican Congressman Tim Burchett of Tennessee at the start of this hearing in his … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Science, Space, TTG | 41 Comments

The continuing adventures of Roger Barnes in the good boat Avel Dro

Nothing earth shattering or controversial today, at least nothing that should be controversial. Just relax, enjoy Roger’s fine story telling and his equally fine video editing. The first five or six minutes expresses a remarkably useful and beneficial philosophy. TTG

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Spain’s conservatives miss out on all-out victory as left celebrates

The leader of Spain’s opposition conservative party Alberto Núñez Feijóo has claimed victory in a snap election, but without the result he needed. Even with the support of the far right, his Popular Party (PP) has fallen short of a … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Spain, TTG | 79 Comments

Notes from an analyst

Franz-Stefan Gady is a conflict journalist and military analyst with experience embedding with NATO forces, Kurdish militias, and the (former) Afghan national army. He just spent time at the front in Ukraine with prominent (on Twitter) military analysts Michael Koffman … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 76 Comments

The great singer Tony Bennett passes on at age 96

By Robert Willmann In 2018, when 91 (or 92) years young, Tony Bennett released yet another music album, Love Is Here to Stay. Singing with him is Diana Krall, who has her own music career performing known songs with jazz-like … Continue reading

Posted in Fine Art, Music | Tagged , , | 16 Comments


The just-concluded NATO summit in Vilnius delivered a stark message to Ukraine, if anyone was listening above all the background noise: Defeat the Russians and then come to us for membership. The still-NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg almost made a … Continue reading

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 105 Comments