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#PLA military vehicles heading to #Beijing on Sep 22. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing & ending in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, entire procession as long as 80 KM. Meanwhile, rumor has it that #XiJinping was under arrest after #CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA
I will talk about the astonishing rumor tonight at youtube.com/c/Inconvenient…. Sub to watch!
80 kilometers long.
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1. In this thread, we will look at the 1st Armoured Division brought by the 🇬🇧during the 1991 Gulf War. More specifically, how it is structured, its purpose, and how it compares with the 🇫🇷Daguet Div that we looked at in the previous thread
#military #History #orderofbattle 1st Armoured Division (UK) ...
2. Understanding the NATO symbology can be quite tricky, so here is a link to @battle_order website battleorder.org/icons Everything you need to know to understand this infographic is there
3. The 1st Arm is a heavy division which puts the emphasis on mobile armoured platforms with substantial firepower (Tanks, IFVs, SP Howitzers) to be able to manoeuvre and achieve breakthroughs. The Div has two manoeuvre brigades: the 7th and 4th Armoured Image
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1/ #TankTuesday #tanks #USA's #ColdWar M103A2 w/ L/60 120 mm main gun. This supersized tank used the M48/M60 power plant but 7 road wheels, 120mm gun, very thick armor, etc. This was overkill for Soviet tanks, underpowered, susceptible to breakdown.
2/ #Military Is the M103 the biggest gun and biggest tank #USArmy ever put into production? In fact, M1A2's 63 to 73 short tons bracket the M103's 65 short tons, but the M1A2's L/44 120 mm is shorter than the M103's L/60!
3/ #USA #military #history – The M103’s 120mm x L/60 = 7200mm=7.2 meters or 23.6’! In comparison, the King Tiger’s 88 was merely 20.5’ and the Jagdtiger’s 128mm=23.1’. Did anyone make a longer tank / tank destroyer gun?
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News from the EIR Daily Alert For SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2022:
"The #Swiss #military expert Jacques Baud’s Operation Z Describes How West’s Misinformation Makes #War Worse—for #Ukraine. ..."
—EIRNS
..."The #Swiss #military expert Jacques Baud has just written a new #book, Operation Z, out in #French on Aug. 30. In a lengthy interview with The Postil Magazine, posted Sept. 1, Baud explains that his book isn’t so much about the #Russian special military operation..."
—EIRNS
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🧵In less than 2 months, #Myanmar & #Russia met at least 3 times via high-level physical visits. #Military chief now making 2nd trip to Russia with his last one only in mid-July. Attending Eastern Economic Forum, he'll likely engage Russian defence again #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Russia's Vladivostok Eastern Economic Forum's aimed at attracting investments into Russia. Unclear if Russian President Putin will attend. Since #Moscow attacked #Ukraine 5 months ago, nations like #US & #EU have introduced/expanded sanctions on Russia #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
Economic sanctions & #RussiaUkraineWar have certainly impacted #Russia. Same goes for #Myanmar where prolonged #militarycoup for over a year has caused many foreign firms to pull out/stop investments & brought economy to its knees foreignaffairs.com/russian-federa… #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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It is impossible for a #military institution to anticipate every eventuality in war. There are too many scenarios to accurately predict pre-war and wartime events. Adaptation is vital, and we have seen it throughout the war in #Ukraine. 1/25 🧵
2/ Because of this, a key virtue for military organizations in war must be a learning culture and an adaptability to unexpected events, as described in my recent @EngelsbergIdeas article. engelsbergideas.com/essays/how-ukr…
3/ The exploration of adaptation has resulted in the development of concepts that underpin understanding of how adaptation occurs and how it can be applied. In military literature, the best-known adaptive cycle is Colonel John Boyd’s OODA (observe-orient-decide-act) loop.
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BREAKING News/ Not officially confirmed. SOURCES: At least two #Russian citizens have attacked a Military Base in Gramsh; #Albania, while they have attacked Albanian soldiers with acid.
#Russia
#Albanian soldiers were attacked with paralyzing substances, photos from the soldiers in the hospital. the fate of the #Russians is still unknown
updating; The attack was not on a military base, but on a #military FACTORY.
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"despite historic shifts in #European #defense policy —which've seen once reluctant countries like #France & #Germany ship arms to #Ukraine#military aid to 🇺🇦 may be waning just as #Kyiv launches a crucial counteroffensive" politico.eu/article/data-s… #ArmUkraineNow #SupportUkraine
"The fresh data,covering the 🇬🇧,🇫🇷,🇩🇪,🇪🇸,🇮🇹&🇵🇱 illustrates[..][that]major #European powers are not keeping up with the #military aid coming from the🇺🇸,&that having led the charge,big-hitting🇬🇧&🇵🇱may be running out of steam" #ArmUkraineNow #SupportUkraine #StandWithUkraine #Europe
"#European #military aid commitm.4 #Ukraine have been on a downward trend since the end of April[.]Euro.countries should b consid.the🇺🇦#war as +akin to the euroz.crisis or the[..]pandemic,2events that promoted the Continent to funnel hundreds of billions into emerg.funding meas."
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Some Major Unresolved Crimes at the National Defence Academy...
#MilitaryHumour #HumourInUniform
1. Who stole Prof. Bhavnani’s car for a ride to Poona, when 32nd Course was in 6th Term in Jan 1967. This led to three months of collective, strenuous punishment to the whole Academy.
2. Who squeezed Mrs Indira Gandhi’s bum in 1969 in front of the Cadets' Mess leading to 3 months of collective, strenuous punishment to the whole Academy.
3. Who poked his finger into Soviet Marshal Zhukov’s ass in front of the Cadets' Mess in 1968? This led to three months of
collective, strenuous punishment to the whole Academy.
4. Who pinched Asha Parekh's bum and had the whole Academy front-rolling from the Habibullah Auditorium to the Cadets' Mess and back, till 1 AM?
5. Who placed a pith-hat over the lightning conductor atop Sudan Block? That
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Tales from NDA Khadakwasla...

A Case of Missed Opportunity – SKS Versus SKS
#Military #HumourInUniform #MilitaryHumour #FaujiHumour
I was in second term of NDA. Our Geography Class teacher used to be Ms SK Singh. She was an excellent Geography teacher but had a negative
approach towards the Cadets. She always considered that cadets are shammers, liars, not sincere etc.
Ms SK Singh would always insist that Cadets bring their geography book in the classroom. Cadets often would not carry the book as it used to be slightly heavier and they would
find difficult to run with the book in their satchel from Science Block (where our Geography Classroom was located) to Squadron buildings, especially in the morning time when the time was at premium and hogging breakfast like gluttons was the topmost priority.
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Since your malicious cyberattack timelines matched cybersecurity’s research to strengthen security for years and now, you hack alone but with a cooperative goal to damage national security. Which Advanced Persistent Threats group/s #APTs are you in, #Animez_UK? Image
Converting traditional crime to cyber-enabled crime and becomes a malicious attacker against the UK, for

1- financial income,
2- #sexual desire and #harassment with #pornography sent to #women,
3- attacks for #politics against the UKGOV.

#Animez_UK ImageImage
1st stage- early life:
-Experienced #exclusion/#discrimination.
-Didn’t learn to communicate with #women.
-favours #authoritarianism.
-enjoys #control targeted women & whom against his will.
- Expresses hidden #hatred & #violence on through cyberattacks.

#Animez_UK ImageImage
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THREAD: Tough to see any real improvement if @ASEAN & #Myanmar #military fail to see eye-to-eye on how far 5-point consensus has come in last 16 months. #ASEAN has just given #Myanmar #military 3 more months till Nov to show results of 5-point plan. 1/5 #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
But in latest rebuttal to @ASEAN, #Myanmar #military remains obstinate & defiant as it objected to #ASEAN's accusation that military has shown "lack of progress" in implementing 5-point plan to resolve crisis. Military staged #coup on Feb 1, 2021. 2/5
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
#Myanmar #military in turn accuses @ASEAN of making "1-sided assessment" of its 5-point consensus implementation efforts & that bloc was not appraising results in an "objective and fair manner based on the factual updates and situations on the ground" 3/5 #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
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#ASEAN foreign ministers concluded #Cambodia meeting by giving #Myanmar #military another 3 more months till November @ASEAN leaders' summit to show progress in 5-point consensus & to resolve #coup crisis. Otherwise leaders forced to take additional steps #WhatsHappeningInMyamar
Since @ASEAN leaders came up with 5-point plan 16 months ago, bloc has been "deeply disappointed by the limited progress in & the lack of commitment" by #Myanmar #military to implement it. Some like #Malaysia calling for stronger action towards military #WhatsHappeningInMyamar
Aside from making little/no progress on @ASEAN 5-point consensus, #Myanmar #military has even gone on to ignore regional bloc's pleas to not execute political prisoners, to return #AungSanSuuKyi back to home detention & not jail & to stop the violence. #WhatsHappeningInMyamar
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#Russia foreign minister #Lavrov is now in #Myanmar #NayPyiTaw. He's expected to meet #military-appointed foreign minister. But he may also meet military chief while there. After this 1-day visit, he'll head to #Cambodia for @ASEAN-related meetings. #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar Image
While @ASEAN chair #Cambodia PM #HunSen is opening #ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in #PhnomPenh, #Russia foreign minister #Lavrov is in #Myanmar showing greater support for Myanmar. #Moscow aims to up defence, security cooperation with Myanmar #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar ImageImageImage
Since #coup ongoing for 18 months, #Myanmar #military chief has failed to implement @ASEAN 5-point consensus, ignored #ASEAN chair #Cambodia PM's pleas to not execute 4 political prisoners & return #AungSanSuuKyi to house arrest, failed to stop violence #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
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As #Kissinger shouted at 1969 football game, "On what theory?"
nytimes.com/1970/02/19/arc…

An alternative possibility—the "Ducks in a Row" approach:

Ambitious but failure averse, #Xi faces strong incentives to max forces before attempting one of (recent) history's greatest gambles.
"Ducks in a Row" model ≠ theoretical speculation.

#Xi himself has charged #PLA w/ achieving 2027 "Centennial #Military Building Goal" (#建军一百年奋斗目标).

DoD: "this would provide Beijing w/ more credible military options in a #Taiwan contingency."

>>andrewerickson.com/2021/12/prc-pu… ImageImageImageImage
"Ducks in a Row" model allows ZERO room for complacency.

#Xi may well PREFER +-5 years more #PLA prep to attempt max-stakes mark on #history.

But many factors now in play, stakes high, margins thin.

#PRC rhetoric re @SpeakerPelosi trip suggests growing tensions moving forward. ImageImageImageImage
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For every #SriLankan who saw protestors at #GGG being assaulted by the #military & said "if they are doing this in #Colombo, can you imagine what happened to #Tamils in the #North & #East?" ENOUGH! There is no need to imagine, we know! 1/8
There are enough videos, films, still photographs, eye witness testimony, survivor testimony #UN reports, & other expert reports to clearly lay out what happened in #Mullivaikkal & before, was #CrimesAgainstHumanity, #WarCrimes & #Genocide. You chose not to believe! 2/8
There are 100's of people who died getting that information of #WarCrimes out of the #WarZone. Too many #journalists & #activists were killed, attacked, jailed, #tortured & exiled trying to disseminate that information, because you chose not to believe. 3/8
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It's amazing what you see if you just recognize a little #history.

#transgenderism #trans #military #Patton 1/23
March 15th, 2022: Army Gender Identity and Gender Expression Training Made Mandatory

veteranlife.com/military-news/… 2/23
> Gender is the way we socialize biological sex. The way you present, act, and speak can all be tied to your gender identity, but it doesn’t necessarily have to have anything to do with your reproductive anatomy. 3/23
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#QANON #EXTREMISM #Oklahoma #Military
Brief Thread Oklahoma Troops to Teachers GOV SITE has sub page w/ QANON Stickers from possible hack.
-Site has a mission of "Troops to Teachers was est. in 1993 to help military members & veterans become K-12th grade, school teachers."
#QANON #EXTREMISM #Oklahoma #Military
-A subpage to the domain advertises the sale of QANON stickers for vehicles w/ ad tracking on that page (used PageXRay w/@acfou)--poss. sub page added to GOV domain from a compromise
#QANON #EXTREMISM #Oklahoma #Military
-The SUB Page URL over the QANON stickers URL on the OK GOV domain advertises mirrors indicating the OK GOV site was compromised-- and that URL also has ad tracking including from Germany w/ PageXRay @acfou
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I thought I’d write a quick thread to explain why I wrote this article on moral injury.

In the fall of last year, I worked alongside a group of veterans as part of the #afghanevac efforts and saw them experience the raw pain of moral injury first hand.

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This was in stark contrast to what was playing out on televised press conferences from the #Pentagon and #WhiteHouse at the time.

The disconnect between the optimistic picture #military leaders were painting and the devastation these veterans were experiencing was shocking.

2/
Take, for example, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, reassuring the American public that the US military was indeed evacuating our allies.

All while veterans were receiving desperate texts from vulnerable allies saying they were being turned away at the Kabul airport.

3/
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❗️🇷🇺🇺🇦 Situation on the Soledar-Bahmut direction as of 7:30 p.m. on July 8, 2022 by @Rybar:

In anticipation of the RFs' offensive in the Bakhmut and Seversk directions, the UA command is building up the grouping of troops and equipment in the areas of combat contact.
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▪️ On the Seversk direction, additional units of the 10th OgshbR, reinforced with several ATGMs, have been moved to Ivano-Darievka from the direction of Spornoye to deter the Russian Armed Forces' offensive.
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▪️ The Ukrainian grouping is covered from the air by the Strela-10 SAMs in the vicinity of Vyemka and Zvanovka, as well as MANPADs in Berestovoye.

▪️ UA artillery and tactical aviation aircraft strike the areas of Zolotorevka, Verkhnekamenka, Spornoye and Mykolaivka.
3/7...🔻
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Having fun with cyberstalking #UKGOV, attacking organisations, universities & individuals connected to the justice system, UK #military against #NCSC, treating #intelligence & #GCHQ as jokes to your 15- 20 yrs malicious #hacking for #China & #Russia inside #Britain, @Animez_UK?01
Converting #traditional crime to cyber-enabled crime and becomes a malicious #cyberattacker against the UK, for

1- #financial income,
2- #sexual desire and #harassment with #pornography sent to #women,
3- attacks for #politics against the #UKGOV.

@Animez_UK @NCSC

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1st stage- early life:
-Experienced #exclusion/#discrimination.
-Didn’t learned to communicate with #women.
-favours #authoritarianism.
-enjoys to #control targeted women & whom against his will.
- Expresses hidden #hatred & #violence on through cyberattacks.

@Animez_UK @NCSC Image
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We are now at the 129 day mark since Russia began its invasion of #Ukraine. There are conflicting claims about whether the Russians have siezed #Lysychansk. Today, an assessment of options for Russia’s next moves. 1/16
2/ Currently, Russian forces are closing the Luhansk Pocket. The Russian operational objectives here have been to draw the Ukrainians into a battle of attrition (Russia’s preferred war of war), as well as to capture the remaining Ukrainian held territory in Luhansk.
3/ If Russia captures the remainder of Luhansk in the short term, what might be their next move?
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Some of the pieces I've authored / co-authored on #ArtificialIntelligence and #defense & foreign policy in the last couple of years - 🧵

#AI #Military #NATO #policy
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November 2020: while still at #NATO, I was working on policy White Papers on #AI and on #autonomous technologies. Those were disseminated to Allied govts for feedback. They were not published, but we released a snapshot of the overall thinking here:

nato.int/docu/review/ar…
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In 2021, I came back to NATO for a while to draft the first version of a more developed #AI #strategy for the Alliance. That work was then negotiated by Allied govts and agreed in Oct 2021.
NATO released a public summary of the Strategy here:

nato.int/cps/en/natohq/…
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I have been asked before why I care so deeply about #Afghanistan when there are so many causes I could support in the United States. It has been a question that was asked with a little disgust on a couple of occasions, but most of the time it is out of genuine interest. 🧵
It goes back to being between six and eight years old. Sitting on my dad’s lap, we would pore over the atlas. My favorite pages were those of Afghanistan. I would trace my little fingers along the contour lines of the Hindu Kush. I would try to pronounce the names of villages.
Fast forward to ~1988 when my cousin and I came across stacks of @natgeo magazines in an upstairs cupboard at our grandparents house. Like many, I was taken in by the cover with “Afghan girl”, Sharbat Gula. Her eyes told a story that I would only understand much later in life.
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