Monthly Archives: September 2023

Massive fraud or the American way?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge’s ruling that Donald Trump committed fraud as he built his real-estate empire tarnishes the former president’s image as a business titan and could strip him of his authority to make major decisions about the future … Continue reading

Posted in Justice, Politics, TTG | 64 Comments

The New Drone Wars Revisited

Comment: This is a blast from the past, from 29 October 2020 to be exact. I talked about the rise of the Turkish T2B Bayraktar drones in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan and wondered what this will mean for the future … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Turkey, weapons | 4 Comments

Nuclear energy in Europe

Poland is starting to build a fleet of large reactors TODAY, immediately after signing contracts. They have this one great chance to bury Germany economically. Germany’s economy was based on large and middle-sized industrial companies running on cheap energy. Where … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Europe, TTG | 33 Comments

Biden makes new pledges to Pacific island leaders as China’s influence grows

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden met Pacific island leaders for a second White House summit in just over a year on Monday, part of a charm offensive aimed at curbing inroads by China into a region Washington … Continue reading

Posted in China, Policy, South Pacific, TTG | 32 Comments

Interview with Kyrylo Budanov

Nothing is beyond the reach of the Chief of Ukrainian Defense Intelligence and Special Operations Forces of Ukraine. Nothing. Nothing, and no-one.  If you haven’t paid attention to Budanov lately, you might want to start. Gloves are, apparently, off. In … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 15 Comments

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe returning tomorrow

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will pass Earth this weekend, returning a sample gathered from the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu on Sunday (Sept. 24). Fingers crossed that space enthusiasts may be able to watch the first part of this historic sample return mission  … Continue reading

Posted in Space, TTG | 10 Comments

Biden tells Zelenskyy that U.S. will send Ukraine ATACMS long-range missiles

Some in Washington had resisted supplying the weapons system, known as “attack-ems,” out of fear that it would widen the war with Russia. President Joe Biden has told his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, that the United States will provide a … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 71 Comments

A bloodsucking parasite

“I think the problem that we’ve had is that people decided they didn’t really want to work so much anymore through COVID and that has had a massive issue on productivity. Tradies have definitely pulled back on productivity. They have … Continue reading

Posted in History, The economy, TTG | 16 Comments

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

CNN — Ethnic Armenian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to lay down their arms after Azerbaijan launched a brief but bloody military offensive on Tuesday, handing a boost to Azerbaijan as it seeks to bring the enclave under its control. Whether this … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Russia, TTG | 19 Comments

“Be careful what you wish for:” DoD official warns separate cyber force could pose new challenges

WASHINGTON — While the Pentagon studies the pros and cons of standing up a Space Force-like independent cyber military service, one official today warned that it could potentially pose new challenges for the department when it comes to understanding warfighting … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber, Intelligence, The Military Art, TTG | 13 Comments