Category Archives: TTG

Russian defensive lines: screwing the pooch once again – TTG 

We are passing by the fortifications of the “Surovikin” line (or as many people call the “Faberge” line). In the process, we periodically stop and inspect it, while noticing a number of interesting facts. It is built mainly by civilians. … Continue reading

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“ICC issues arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine war crimes” – TTG

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine. The court said in a … Continue reading

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How the JDAM-ER will be employed – TTG

There are a lot of new Ukrainian weapon, logistical, Russian vehicle and force design reasons to think the Russian Army currently lacks the communications and mobility to stop a Ukrainian breakthrough attack. Looking at the vehicle/force design reasons, the statement: … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ten years on – TTG

ROME — On a recent Sunday, a group of young American Catholics were among thousands in St. Peter’s Square waiting for Pope Francis to deliver his weekly message. Gillian Caruso said he’s doing a great job. “He came out with … Continue reading

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“Turkey Supplied Ukraine with DPICM Cluster Shells” – TTG

In November 2022, Turkey began supplying the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Cold War-era DPICM cluster munitions. The Turkish defense industry produced such shells as part of a joint project with the United States. At the same time, the Armed … Continue reading

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Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement Orchestrated by China – TTG

Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  — Saudi Arabia and Iran announced on Friday that they had agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties after seven years of hostility, in a deal between the regional archrivals that could have wide-ranging implications for the Middle East. … Continue reading

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Polish MiG-29s to Ukraine… finally – TTG

(8 Mar 23) – “Poland is ready to give its MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine as part of an international coalition”, President Andrzej Duda said in an interview with CNN International in Abu Dhabi. He added that Ukraine is to receive … Continue reading

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Come to the land of borscht and vodka – TTG

Outlining the tasks of the coordinating headquarters, Dmitry Gusev, the first deputy head of the “A Just Russia – For Truth” faction in the State Duma, noted that one should not persuade those who do not love her to return … Continue reading

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Bakhmut – TTG

Russian forces appear to have secured a sufficient positional advantage to conduct a turning movement against certain parts of Bakhmut but have not yet forced Ukrainian forces to withdraw and will likely not be able to encircle the city soon. Russian … Continue reading

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Everglades Challenge 2023 – TTG

For the tenth year or so, I invite the Turcopolier Committee of Correspondence to check out this year’s running of the Everglades Challenge. I discovered this event now well over a decade ago. I still have dreams of participating in … Continue reading

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