Archiv der Kategorie: Russia

A Byzantine War Heats Up

From Michael Totten, America and the West’s premier war correspondent – the best since Ernie Pyle at least – an account of Russians and Americans fighting and killing each other. You probably didn’t hear this because few media organizations have … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Strategy, Syria, The Long War | Kommentar hinterlassen

„The Forest Brothers“

Many thanks to the excellent MDL for this tip. (It was also cited, today, at WRSA in another form.) „NATO Reenacts Baltic Guerrilla War“: a synopsis of the extensive anti-Soviet resistance movements in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania that fought on … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Resistance, Russia | Kommentar hinterlassen

Russia, an Enigma wrapped in a Riddle

Good article on Russia. An astute student of his nation’s history, Putin has nevertheless failed to heed Kudrin’s warnings. Instead, like Nicholas II and Brezhnev before him, he has continued to reinforce the system he built. And the Russian president … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Strategy, Uncategorized | 1 Kommentar

Question: What Exactly Do We Want to Get Out of Syria?

In light of THIS. Maybe I’ve just lost the bubble. „A delicate couple of hours,“ indeed.

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Syria | 2 Kommentare

REALITY

Yep, that’s the bint’s name. A little more on her, here.

Veröffentlicht unter Idiocy, Russia | 3 Kommentare

Send in the Nuns!

Townie’s recent post on Russia is the starting point for this post. To our younger readers, Townie’s post concisely expresses the image of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) fostered by history, with a little help from the Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (Committee for … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, Russia, Strategy | 1 Kommentar

Some Thoughts on Russia

I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on Russian history however, my limited studies lead me to several conclusions. Like many egomaniacs Putin wants to be feared, respected, and admired (started to write loved but not the … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Russia, Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare

Afghanistan, Ammo, and an Arms Race

LtCol P is taking a well-deserved break. Enjoy your break sir!  Now for some light reading: Over at the Cipher Brief, Bennett Seftel asks the eternal question ‚Should I stay or should I go now?‘ Rampant corruption in Afghanistan and … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Marine Corps, Navy, Russia | Kommentar hinterlassen

Wandering ‚round the ’net

Could a modern US Marine infantry battalion defeat the legions of Rome? James Erwin took to Reddit to solve this mystery. I have an opinion – what say you? It is taken as an article of faith that beer foam … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Humor, Marine Corps, Russia | 2 Kommentare

Out Goes Flynn

For better or for worse: President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, Fox News reported. Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he „inadvertently“ briefed  top officials with incomplete information regarding his call with the Russian … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Russia | 1 Kommentar