Ukraine War Update
Ukraine has had substantial success throughout the war employing loitering drones – notably the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone – to strike targets, something Russia’s much-vaunted anti-aircraft missile systems have struggled to eliminate.
Russia has been successful with its concentrated artillery barrages, utilizing them to slowly push Ukrainian positions in Severodonetsk back at the cost of virtually razing the city to the ground.
The Ukrainian military announced that they are retreating from Severodonetsk
American artillery including four HIMARS rocket systems (image of HIMARS below) is now arriving and it remains to be seen whether or not it will be able to effectively counter the Russian artillery threat.
HIMARS can simultaneously launch multiple precision missiles at an extended range of 50 miles, and provide a capability that Ukraine is sorely lacking in the raging battlefields around Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
Artillery is the king of the battlefield and any of you who have been under fire from arty will attest to its effect. During the early stages of the war in Afghanistan, the US (Special Forces and CIA) used on-call B-52s to drop precision laser guided 500 lbs and 1000 lbs bombs (JDAM) on Taliban positions as overhead artillery. You can do that when you have air supremacy.
I find it interesting that nobody talks about paying back trade school debt. It must be that the students learned useful skills, got paying jobs, and can pay their bills.
Where was Jill?
When President Big Guy was taking long showers with his teenage daughter, Ashley?
Brandon’s federal gas tax holiday is a temporary gimmick that will result in artificially increasing gasoline prices by increasing demand, further eroding the Highway Trust Fund, which has already been hit with higher costs from inflation. It does nothing to change his anti-oil regulatory policies which undermine long-term investment and increased costs associated with oil and natural gas development.
For Mike_C’s Bar
I’ve long thought that Mike_C needed to open a bar in the Boston area. His work in the medical field, while bringing him acclaim and fortune is significant, but is it enough? I think not.
Because it wouldn’t be the only bar in town, it would need a theme.
Familiars and talking weapons must show ID before being served (bottom of the sign)
Yeah, that would work.