Author Archives: TTG

Statistics and Hysteria… on both sides – TTG

Hits: 1236Israeli data: How can efficacy vs. severe disease be strong when 60% of hospitalized are vaccinated? Jeffrey Morris  17 August 2021 A surge involving the rapidly-transmitting Delta variant in heavily vaccinated countries has led to much hand-wringing that the … Continue reading

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Posted in Health Care, TTG | 90 Comments

The Hazara and the Liwa Fatemiyoun – TTG

Hits: 536This article leads to a PBS FRONTLINE documentary by Najibullah Quraishi that was released on 20 July. It highlights two threats to Taliban rule not emanating from the Panjshir Valley. The Hazara, like the Tajiks of the Panjshir Valley … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, The Military Art, TTG | 35 Comments

“US special operations vets carry out daring mission to save Afghan allies” – TTG

Hits: 34By James Gordon Meek, ABC News, 27 August 2021 With the Taliban growing more violent and adding checkpoints near Kabul’s airport, an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan War launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, TTG | 46 Comments

“The mujahideen resistance to the Taliban begins now. But we need help.” – TTG

Hits: 16The words in the title are the words of Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. He wrote an open letter to the West a few days ago in the form of an opinion piece … Continue reading

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short – TTG

Hits: 2This is from Jacqui Heinrich, White House correspondent for FoxNews via a twitter thread. NEW, thread: Pentagon confirms to me the Department of Defense is preparing to house thousands of Afghan refugees on American military installations, immediately including Fort … Continue reading

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A Fine Little Dinghy – TTG

Hits: 2I found this gentleman’s YouTube channel a few days ago and have been fascinated by his videos ever since. He’s been doing these videos for years, so there’s plenty to watch. Roger Barnes is a rural architect living, until … Continue reading

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“Third Fleet HQ deploys to Hawaii for Navy’s unprecedented five fleet global combat exercises” – TTG

Hits: 3JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — For the remainder of August, the San Diego-based 3rd Fleet will be headquartered in a scrum of tents in Hawaii while its command takes part in unprecedented, worldwide Navy drills. Large Scale Exercise … Continue reading

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Posted in The Military Art, TTG | 8 Comments

General George Thomas gravesite rededicated today – TTG

Hits: 4“TROY – A gathering Saturday morning paid tribute to a Union general disowned by his Virginia family during the Civil War and marked the progress to repair surroundings at his Oakwood Cemetery gravesite.” “The Colonel George L. Willard Camp … Continue reading

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Posted in The Military Art, TTG, WBS | 23 Comments

“SUNRISE, SUNSET >> Sometimes the show is behind you” – TTG

Hits: 0“Anne Hupka of Stafford County recently captured this photo of anti crepuscular rays from her family’s home on the Potomac Creek. Similar to the shafts of light we see shining from the sun, anticrepuscular rays appear in the sky … Continue reading

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The charge of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 2 July 1863 – TTG

Hits: 0This action has been largely overlooked in most accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is certainly drowned out by the ubiquitous accounts of the 20th Maine and Picketts Charge. As I recall, the charge of the already depleted … Continue reading

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