Category Archives: Russia

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Underbelly”

A short read, and interesting. What say you?

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“Suddenly,” a History

Right now we are experiencing an information campaign called “Omnichannel Marketing” which is “[b]asically your modern marketing blitzkrieg, assaulting audiences on all fronts across social media, brick and mortar stories, online, and mobile in one seamless experience.” This marketing campaign … Continue reading

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