Category Archives: Ukraine Crisis

The continuing saga of Snake Island – TTG

Ukraine has pushed Russian forces to abandon the Snake Island, a small but strategic outpost in the Black Sea, the Operation Command South said on June 30. According to the Ukrainian military, “the enemy hastily evacuated the remnants of the garrison … Continue reading

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“… Putin’s Inner Circle Could Kill Him.”

“… three people close to Putin pose potential threats to him: the Kremlin security council chief, Nikolai Patrushev; Federal Security Service head Alexander Bortnikov; and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.  “Nobody’s gonna ask, ‘Hey Vladimir, would you like to leave?’ No. … Continue reading

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” …Biden’s successful six-month bid to expand NATO”

“Their decision to move away from neutrality, and the tradition of neutrality, to join the NATO alliance is going to make us stronger and more secure, and NATO stronger,” Biden said at the start of the NATO summit in Madrid … Continue reading

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The return of the 10th Amendment

“The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) to the United States Constitution, a part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791.[1] It expresses the principle of federalism, also known as states’ rights, by stating that the federal government has only those powers delegated to it by the … Continue reading

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“Russian Troops in Ukraine Face ‘Extraordinary’ Casualty Rates: U.K. Intelligence”

“Among the most central questions facing the government in Ukraine and its Western backers is the extent to which Russia can continue fighting and the pressure that forces loyal to Kyiv can exert on invading forces to accelerate those shortcomings … Continue reading

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ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 23-24 (excerpts) – TTG

Russian forces have made substantial gains in the Severodonetsk-Lysychansk area over the last several days and Ukrainian troops continue to suffer high casualties, but Ukrainian forces have fundamentally accomplished their objective in the battle by slowing down and degrading Russian … Continue reading

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“Granholm: President could use Defense Production Act to handle gas supply crisis”

“Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm indicated that President Joe Biden has considered using the Defense Production Act to help mitigate the record-high gas prices, but stressed that it is just “one” of the tools at the president’s disposal.  “President Biden, like all … Continue reading

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“Why Kaliningrad, Russia’s toehold in Europe, could be the next flashpoint in its war against Ukraine” – TTG

CNN – Tensions are mounting around the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, an isolated but strategically significant territory on the Baltic coast that could soon be dragged into the Kremlin’s war. Russia has reacted furiously after Lithuania banned the passage of sanctioned … Continue reading

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HARPER: BUY THESE BOOKS

Regular readers of this blog are well-aware of its importance as a voice for sanity at a time of great domestic and strategic turmoil.  Col. Lang has tirelessly hosted this Committee of Correspondence for the past 18 years.  During the … Continue reading

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Ukraine War, 13–14 June 2022 by Tom Cooper – TTG

Good morning everybody! A relatively short summary today — simply because there are not many details coming from either side, and I’m not of the kind to fabricate news for the sake of ‘sizing’ my reports. AIR Three Kalibr cruise … Continue reading

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