Monthly Archives: October 2023

Why Xiangshan Forum could be ‘useful opportunity’ for US-China military ties

Beijing is expected to restart military communication with Washington when it hosts a security forum from Sunday, but analysts say issues like Taiwan and the South China Sea will make it challenging. The three-day Xiangshan Forum – seen as Beijing’s … Continue reading

Posted in China, Middle East, TTG | 47 Comments

A Respite

Nothing momentous, just a brief respite from the normal news. I know I’ve talked about these West Mersea duck punts before and even shared a video. Just sit back and enjoy the simplicity of the design and the serenity of … Continue reading

Posted in Messing about in boats, Nature, TTG | 29 Comments

The coming spelunking nightmare

As Gazans Scrounge for Food and Water, Hamas Sits on a Rich Trove of Supplies By Matthew Rosenberg and Maria Abi-Habib Hamas has spent years stockpiling desperately needed fuel, food and medicine, as well as ammo and weapons, in the … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, The Military Art, TTG | 159 Comments


The House of Representatives finally has a new Speaker after a several week marathon of infighting among Republican factions. It would appear that the principle of exhaustion combined with growing alarm at the public outrage at the dysfunction of the … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, government, Harper, Policy, Politics | 34 Comments

Tales of the River Bank

Kherson direction: Activity of the APU on the left bank, the situation as of 18.00 on October 17, 2023. Last night, at least four groups of then AFU 35th and 36th Marine Brigade from the Katran strike group landed at … Continue reading

Posted in fauna, Flora, The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 50 Comments

Several Republicans prevented Jim Jordan from becoming Speaker, but the numbers 5 and 33 trillion will not go away

By Robert Willmann Like Mother Nature, mathematics is impartial. Acting like petulant children, several Republican members of the House of Representatives prevented Jim Jordan from becoming Speaker by using the whole number five, or higher, to prevent him from getting … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, government, Policy, Politics | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Open Thread – 24 October 2024

It’s time for some serious yard work. You can all comment to your hearts’ desires… or get outside and do a little yard work yourselves.

Posted in Open Thread | 90 Comments

Comparative ammunition expenditures

Well this is interesting. The graphic in quoted tweet is from telegram account #UAWarInfoGraphics . It looks like they take #OSINTguild224 analysis (ex: my chart below) turn into a good infographic and post on Telegram. Shout out to @rshereme for … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 37 Comments

Israeli Official Issues Warning to Putin on Russian State TV

An Israeli politician issued a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing wars in Israel and Ukraine. Amir Weitmann, the head of the libertarian caucus in Israel’s Likud Party, appeared on Russia’s state-run RT News network this week … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Russia, TTG | 72 Comments

A 3-way game of chicken is underway in Congress as Jim Jordan gets 199 votes for Speaker in the second round

By Robert Willmann Sure enough, once again Speaker pro tempore of the U.S. House of Representatives Patrick McHenry put the session in recess on Wednesday, 18 October 2023, without allowing additional rounds of voting, after a second vote for a … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, government, Politics | Tagged , , | 28 Comments