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Joe Biden *****Water Island politico.com/news/2020/01/2… Image
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"Following the land purchase, Green continued to lobby on issues over which Biden wielded influence and to meet with Biden’s staff. Green’s firm also continued to land government contracts related to federal programs for which Biden advocated."
Also from link in reference to the lobbyist who bought 1/3 of the land parcel. Scott Green. Image
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The Scirè was a submarine of the Adua class launched in 1938. The vessel was designed for operations in the Mediterranean and thus displaced 700 tons and was 60m long. However it would have been employed not as standard submarine...
#ww2 #submarine #regiamarina
In summer 1940 the Scirè was assigned to the X° M.A.S. flotilla and modified to act as S.L.C. carrier, tasked with launching the human torpedo close to their targets. For this purpose, three metallic cylinders were installed on the submarine deck to contain the S.L.C.s
Under the command of Junio Valerio Borghese, the Scirè participated to the various attacks of the X M.A.S. against allied ships in Gibraltar in 1940 and 1941. However its most famous achievement was the attack against Alexandria in December 1941.
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Latest CRS Report—“#China #Naval Modernization: Implications for @USNavy Capabilities”—Has PLAN ship #s projections from Office of Naval #Intelligence!
bit.ly/PLAN-2030

Check out Table 2 for RARE info—PRC battle force ship #s for 2020, 2025 & 2030!
andrewerickson.com/2020/03/new-ed…
Table 2 tallies total #China #Navy battle force #ships!

bit.ly/PLAN-2030

2020: 360 (vs. @USNavy total of ~297)

2025: 400 (vs. ?)

2030: 425 (vs. ?)

andrewerickson.com/2020/03/new-ed…

#PLAN has more small ships; #USN has most advanced, big ships. But #s matter & PLAN progressing!
Wow! See rare public *projections by Office of #Naval #Intelligence: #China #Navy Battle Force #Ships, 2020-25-30

bit.ly/PLAN-2030

SSBN: 4↗6↗8
SSN: 7↗10↗13
SSK: 55→55→55
CV, CG, DDG: 43↗55↗65
FFG, DDC: 102↗120↗135

TOTAL: 360↗400↗425

andrewerickson.com/2020/03/new-ed…
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Russia's #Nuclear Agency now confirms 7 dead from its nuclear accident.

Fascinating declassified b/g on Severodvinsk: #CIA, #NRO, National Archive docs to follow here.

The announcement brings the number of deaths caused by the blast to seven wsj.com/articles/russi… via @WSJ
@WSJ For starters, where #Severodvinsk is:

"The information about the increased radiation, first published on Thursday at 14.23, was removed from the city authorities’ portal Friday afternoon and is now just a dead-link." — @NilsenThomas, The Barents Observer
@WSJ @NilsenThomas During the Cold War, Severodvinsk is where the USSR built its Typhoon class of submarine -- made famous by Tom Clancy in "The Hunt for Red October."
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