Big Mistakes Johnny Harris and Most Others Make About What Happens if China Invades Taiwan

Johnny Harris is a journalist who makes popular youtube videos with some nice animations. Johnny projects that China invading Taiwan would follow the following steps: Step 0 – China threats, blockades and failed negotiation Step 1 – China law that Taiwan must be reunified Step 2 – China air and missile attacks Step 3 – …

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Bayraktar Drones Destroy Two Russian Patrol Boats

Two Russian Raptor patrol boats were destroyed at dawn today near Snake Island according to the Ukrainian military. “The Bayraktars [Turkish made drones] are working,” Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the commander in chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Raptor patrol boats can carry up to three crew and 20 personnel. They are usually equipped with machine guns …

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Effective and Cheap Drones Should Force Tank Evolution

Turkey’s TB2 drone is getting a lot of attention for destroying Russian tanks in the Russia-Ukraine war. Combat drones have been used extensively by the USA in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Turkish TB2 drone only costs about $2 million versus over $20 million for similar US combat drones. The US Army is developing anti-drone and …

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Weapons Shortages Will Cause Less Active Russia-Ukraine War This Summer

The US, Poland, UK and western allies have provided all of the weapons that they can spare to Ukraine. There will be a lag for many weapons like Stingers while missile factories are ramped up. American stockpiles of key weapons are small because of production constraints and because most of the Pentagon’s roughly $750 billion …

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Finland and Sweden Moving Ahead Towards NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden are moving ahead on separate tracks to quickly move ahead to join NATO. Finland had indicated it would prefer a solution that would see the two Nordic unaligned states “jump together” into NATO. Sweden is looking at a range of enhanced security-related options, including deepening Nordic defense cooperation and urging the European …

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Russian Planes Are Second Rate and China Copied Them

Russian fighter jets are being shot down in Ukraine by US Stinger missiles and Ukraine’s soviet era air defences. The Ukrainian defense ministry claims its forces have destroyed about 100 Russian fixed-wing aircraft. Independent observers have confirmed at least a dozen of those kills. Verified losses include five Su-25 attack planes, two Su-30 and four …

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ISW Says Russia Failing to Take Kyiv and Shifting to a Long Bloody Stalemate

ISW has determined that Ukrainian forces have defeated the initial Russian campaign of this war. That campaign aimed to conduct airborne and mechanized operations to seize Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and other major Ukrainian cities to force a change of government in Ukraine. That campaign has culminated. Russian forces continue to make limited advances in some …

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