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NEW: US does not planning bigger nuclear arsenal to dter #Russia #China Nat'l Security Adviser @JakeSullivan46 tells #ACA2023

"The United States does not need to increase our nuclear forces to outnumber the combined total of our competitors in order to successfully deter them"
"Nor does the United States need to deploy ever more dangerous nuclear weapons to maintain deterrence" vs #Russia, #China, per @JakeSullivan46

"Effective deterrence means that we have a better approach not a more approach"
"We believe in the current context, we have the number and type of capabilities today that we need' to deter #Russia, #China per @JakeSullivan46

But he adds the US is preparing to ensure deterrence in the future, too
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Delightful day wandering around @DockyardChatham, seeing the former @RoyalNavy #museum ships - #WW2 destroyer HMS Cavalier (& having a sneaky sit in the Captain's chair), #ColdWar submarine HMS Ocelot & Victorian sloop HMS Gannet, too. Well worth a visit. WW2 Royal Navy destroyer HM...The Captain's chair on the ...Victorian Royal Navy sloop ...Cold War Royal Navy submari...
Other former @RoyalNavy joys included the 1920s Coastal Motor Boat CMB 103, #WW2 X-Craft mini-submarine XE-8, & just the sheer fascination of wandering around a historic dockyard, seeingthearchitecture, machinery, & so on. 1920s Royal Navy Coastal Mo...WW2 Royal Navy X-Craft mini...
And no @kejamieson_ ,I didn't nick @DockyardChatham's HMS Victory model, or any of the cannon for you 😂 Model of Royal Navy 1st rat...Display of a variety of 18t...
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Tonight, #Bulgarians watched the @TheBookerPrizes the way most people watch football – and I don't know if there are many a people who could boast that about literature. Time Shelter, by @Gospodinov68 translated by Angela Rodel @rodel_angela won the award. 1/
The International Booker win is important for #Bulgaria because this is the first time in history that the country has been nominated for any major award. Bulgarians, often described as people on Europe's periphery and a media cliché by this point, long to be noticed. 2/
.@Gospodinov68 has talked about coming to peace with being Bulgarian, about acceptance of one's national origin, because Bulgaria is a country deeply wounded by successive dictatorships and persistent corruption, haunted by its past and ashamed of its present. 3/
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Do you agree or disagree with Ambassador Chip Bohlen’s statement that #Russia was unwilling to be a good neighbor in the global community after #WWII?

Did the Soviets start the #ColdWar, as Bohlen claimed?

Or was the West the aggressor?

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Declassified documents I’ve seen from both British and American intelligence indicate that WE were the aggressors.

OPERATION UNTHINKABLE shows us that even before the war was over, in April 1945, the Cold War had already begun — and Winston Churchill started it. Not Stalin!
Link to the declassified documents from the UK National Archives:
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Welcome to my Saturday #linkdump, the third in an occasional series that may or may not be restricted to Saturdays, but which will ever be an ode to olde-timey #linkblogging of the sort practiced by our blogfathers, blogmothers, and other blogparents:

1/ A pot of chunky chicken and...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:…

Any fule kno that Saturday is #Caturday, and today's woke felinism comes from @GoingMedieval, earthiest of all the Medivelist Bloggers, author of the superb *Once and Future Sex*, all about dirty dirty medieval people and their filthy filthy habits:…

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Who has something against the 🇷🇺's as a people?
Certainly not the 🇬🇷's,
who are the defenders of humanity with the timeless values of Hellenism.
Putin, what exactly did he achieve?
1300 km new 🇫🇮NATO borders,while he told us that's
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2/ Do you know that the 🇨🇭's are discussing to join NATO?
#unheard of
Kremlin polarized the things, as would be the #continuation of the 2nt
#coldwar. Νot a #proxywar The theory that since we got the 1 piece, we will continue, is like #kindergarten #strategy Image
3) We also saw a super power, appearing as a #fake #Superpower.
a) We learned things that would have taken us 20 years to learn
b) 🇪🇺was united with current & future #geostrategic #status. With 🇬🇧.
c) lifting the🇺🇲 🪖embargo of 🇨🇾(🇪🇺).
d) 🇩🇪changed Image
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India has been faced with many enigmas since its independence in 1947. One of them was managing relations with foreign nations. #India gained independence during the #ColdWar era. Nonetheless, India has managed to maintain strategic autonomy over the years.

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Perhaps the #Rigvedic hymn “Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah”, (let noble thoughts come to us from all directions) would be perfect to describe India’s foreign policy prospects in upcoming months of 2023.

Here are the seven events to look for in upcoming months:

1. #G20 Summit
2. #SCO Summit
3. Maneuvering relationship with #China especially Under newly appointed Foreign Minister Qin Gang
4. Dehyphenating the #US and #Russia relationship amid multilateral engagements.

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80 years ago today, WE DIVE AT DAWN hit UK cinemas. A look at HM Submarines at war, this put British submariners centre stage, but it isn't the only depiction of the silent service on the silver screen...

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WE DIVE AT DAWN (1943) includes scenes of domestic life and boys' own adventure, but it was nautical realism that mattered to star John Mills.

He wanted to know what it felt like when a submarine crash-dived for real. He got his wish, turning green in the process.

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This real-life experience and a believable set gave the film an air of authenticity, something shared by another 1943 releae, CLOSE QUARTERS.

A documentary feature, it received relatively little popular attention.

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America’s efforts to block oil & gas pipelines from #Russia date back to #JFK, who pressured #NATO allies into an embargo of the Friendship pipeline in 1962.

This 2019 Radio Free Europe article on #NordStream2’s construction is quite telling indeed……
#JFK’s 1962 embargo on oil pipes and pipeline technology marked a foundational decision that became a template for future #USSR-USA conflicts, as shown by the embargo on pipeline technologies in the early 1980s by Ronald #Reaganʼs government to halt the Trans-Siberian pipeline.
Let’s go back to the summer of 1961, when — in the words of US delegates at #NATO — the main discursive line was that European countriesʼ Soviet oil & gas trade was allegedly imperiling the security the entire Western bloc.

The Friendship pipeline was a threat, the U.S. said.
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🇺🇸 Let's take a journey through the #HistoryofUSA! From the early Native American civilizations to the modern-day superpower, this fascinating thread will explore key moments in the development of the United States of America. 🗽🦅
Before the arrival of Europeans, numerous Indigenous tribes thrived across the land. From the Iroquois Confederacy in the northeast to the Pueblo peoples in the southwest, their rich cultures and societies laid the groundwork for America's story. #NativeAmericanHistory
In 1492, Christopher Columbus' voyage marked the beginning of European colonization in the Americas. The Spanish, French, Dutch, and English all established settlements, profoundly impacting Indigenous peoples and the land. #Columbus #ColonialAmerica
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The late Soviet leader Mikhail #Gorbachev warned — echoing President #Eisenhower — that the “greatest danger to the world is the military industrial complex.”

The first concentration camp: #Thalerhof — where thousands of Russians (and those merely suspected of Russian allegiance) were tortured, starved, and murdered in #WWI.

My full interview with Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy @Dpol_un.

Posted in 3 parts. (See thread for links)

Part 1: End of the #ColdWar: #Reagan, #Gorbachev, Perestroika, Winds of Change, the fall of the #USSR.…
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Russia's suspension of #NewSTART, 🇸🇪 & 🇫🇮 role for nuclear disarmament, prospects for US-Russian-Chinese cooperation & Iran’s uranium enrichment: our #STAND team's regular thread on recent news and analyses to #underSTAND #nuclear #deterrence and #threats (no endorsement).(1/9)
Putin’s announcement to suspend Russia’s🇷🇺 participation in the #NewSTART treaty may signal the end to formal #arms #control ( @WarOnTheRocks, @HannaNotte argues that the US should use all means to reverse Russia’s decision (
Also @WarOnTheRocks, @ProfOnderco and Clara Portela discuss the consequences of NATO’s Nordic enlargement on Swedish🇸🇪 and Finnish🇫🇮 bridge-building in the field of #nuclear #disarmament ( Joining NATO could impede their role as mediators.(3/9)
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#SubMonday #Submarines #Technology
1. Unrealized #ColdWar project of the Soviet Navy - Project 602 Skat, underwater launch platform for ballistic missiles, short 🧵:
@CovertShores @Capt_Navy @RSS_40 @The_Lookout_N @R_P_one @TayfunOzberk @FORONAVAL @SubBrief @USN_Submariner @TheSubHunter1 2. Project 602 Skat (not to be confused with the Project 670 Skat/Charlie-class SSGNs) was a proposed underwater launch platform for UR-100M SLBMs (modified UR-100/SS-11 Sego ICBM).
Development began in 1964 in bureau TsKB-18, future design bureau "Rubin", St. Petersburg.
@CovertShores @Capt_Navy @RSS_40 @The_Lookout_N @R_P_one @TayfunOzberk @FORONAVAL @SubBrief @USN_Submariner @TheSubHunter1 3. Designed to carry 8 SLBMs, Project 602 double-hulled launch pad's calculated displacement was ~2300t submerged, width 17m, height 21m & length 18m. Pad was designed to withstand depth of 100m & manned by the crew of 24 sailors.
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In this classic speech from the year 2000, author and researcher John Loftus talks about the shocking discoveries he found in top secret CIA files about collaboration w/ #Nazis.

This led to Congress passing the #Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act in 1998.
At 20 minutes, 45 seconds Loftus explains how the “Bush family fortune came from the Third Reich.”

Prescott Bush’s grandson, George W. Bush was running for president at the time.

Loftus’ book made the Bush campaign very uncomfortable 🥵 for a while… 📕
Loftus’ search into documents showing Nazi officers and sympathizers smuggled to the West as anti-communist informants led to his resignation from a federal Nazi-prosecution unit in 1981. That’s when he began his one-man probe into the government’s secret work w/ fugitive Nazis.
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Former #CIA meeting place, hideout, housing at "Sophie-Charlotte-Straße 32a" in Berlin Zehlendorf. The inconspicuous house in a quiet residential area in the south of West Berlin was an important logistical hub for secret operations during the #ColdWar in the 1950s 1/3
Officially, the property belonged to the US military. East Berlin #Stasi knew about the building. It was under surveillance and exposed in a media campaign, including the book "Ein Handbuch zur Westberlin-Frage" (1959) 2/3
It was seen as a "base of subversive activity against the German Democratic Republic and the other socialist countries“ 3/3
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#Submarines #USNavy #ColdWar
Spring of 1982, in the vicinity of Kings Bay. Two Soviet Project 861/Moma-class AGIs following very closely unidentified US Navy's James Madison-class SSBN.
AGI "Ekvator" (418) is in the background. Photo was taken from AGI "Seliger" (SSV-514).
@CovertShores @Capt_Navy @RSS_40 @SubBrief @USN_Submariner @The_Lookout_N @TayfunOzberk @FORONAVAL @Aviation_Intel @wachteldean54LV Call out to US submarines, anyone able to ID the James Madison-class SSBN?
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That moment when you realize.. Image
“Those damn commies were so mean to us after we slaughtered 26 million of them!” 😭
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In the September 8, 1919 New York Times, the president of the Ukrainian Association of Jews warned US President Woodrow Wilson of the coming genocide that had already begun in #Ukraine.

He correctly predicted the exact number — 6 million — who would die in the #Nazi #Holocaust.
These crimes of 1918-19 were not committed against Ukrainian Jews by Germans.

They were committed BY Ukrainian nationalists who over the next 2 decades would join forces with Nazi Germany.

This was the forgotten Holocaust before the Holocaust.

200,000 Jews were slaughtered between 1917-21 in #Ukraine — by any metric, a genocide.

Yet these pogroms are not even talked about by the #Holocaust Museums in the United States and Jerusalem.

It is vitally relevant to what happened in #WWII, and in today’s #UkraineRussiaWar.
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Every night at 8PM Central this weekend, I’ll be showing episodes of my recent talk with two American #communists, Tyler McConnell @tjmac87 and @RealCalebMaupin.

In Part 2 of “Making Alliances,” we ask: “what do #libertarians and Communists agree on?”

Lol I know this show will trigger some folks who might say that libertarians and communists can’t agree on a damn thing, but watch and you might be surprised!
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The sudden apparent blind selection of replacement capacity for the CAESAR 155mm howitzer in Denmark after the donation to Ukraine does not make sense. Denmark is forming a medium heavy infantry brigade and in NATO planning we are to deliver a heavy infantry brigade by 2032. 1/6
The French CAESAR system, which is an excellent wheel-based long range artillery system as witnessed in Ukraine, was selected due to specifications developed after our mechanized brigade capacity was dropped (2004) and prior to the decision to - partly - re-build the capacity 2/6
The specifications were developed prior to June 2012 when the army operated out-of-area in Iraq/Afghanistan and needed a deployable system. In December 2014 the Israeli system ATMOS from Elbit actually won, but due to political issues ATMOS was dropped in favour of CAESAR. 3/6
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It’s May, 1945. #Nazi #Germany has just surrendered to the Allies.

But for the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), #WWII with #Russia never ended.

This film, produced by the “Ukrainian Galician Assembly” — is pure #Nazi propaganda but interesting indeed.

3 things to bear in mind as you watch this film:

* it was produced in 2015, post-Maidan coup.
* most likely funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars w/ Hollywood production values 💸
* made to impress Western audiences (in English language, not Ukrainian).
The elderly UPA vets brag about robbing, killing innocents, and being terrorists.

As they explain, these leftover #NazisInUkraine were merely “protecting” their Polish and Russian neighbors! 😮

But who protected the Poles, Russians, and Soviet Ukrainians from these thugs?
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After his 1961 Vienna summit with Soviet premier #Khrushchev, #JFK jotted a private note to himself: 📝

“I know that there is a God and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me I am ready.”

Kennedy and Khrushchev tried to effect peace between America and #Russia. 🇺🇸🤝🇷🇺 Image
I recently interviewed historian Jim DiEugenio (author of the new Oliver Stone documentary & book “#JFK Revisited” about Kennedy and Khrushchev’s efforts to end the #ColdWar.

This pursuit of peace likely led to both leaders’ removal from power.

In his memoirs, #Khrushchev wrote how #JFK earned his respect:

“In the final analysis, Kennedy showed himself to be sober-minded and determined to avoid war. He didn’t let himself become frightened, nor did he become reckless. He didn’t overestimate America’s might.”
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This Master Thread 🧵 is a collection of my deep dives into 20th Century HIDDEN HISTORY, sourced from declassified documents 🗄 and films 🎥 in US government archives.

#WWI #WWII #FDR #ColdWar #JFK #RFK #MLK #LBJ #JFKFiles #ColdWar #CIA #FBI #USSR #SovietUnion #Ukraine #Nazis
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