🔴 Incontro Trump-Putin organizzato da John Bolton.
🔴 Hamas is celebrating Erdogan victory in the elections. Ismail Haniyeh phoned Erdogan and congratulated him on his re-election.
🔴 Turchia: Al 18% delle schede scrutinate Erdogan al 60.1%. …se lo tengono per i prossimi 50 anni 😆
🔴 Turchia: All’85% delle schede scrutinate Erdogan si attesta al 53.8%.
🔴 Turkish elections… %51.38 counted:
🔴 Sec Def Mattis is off to China this week.
🔴 BREAKING: Reports say Patriot missile fired at ‘target’ after residents of northern Israel say explosion heard in Golan Heights; circumstances under investigation.
🔴 Probably the worst piece of infographics on Dead Hand/Perimetr. I haven’t seen a good one yet though.
🔴 IDF confirms a Patriot missile was fired to intercept a drone. The drone was not intercepted. And it was reportedly over Syria.
🔴 Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia.
🔴 Massive Russian airstrikes on a rebels-held town in Deraa, the first time since the establishment of the de-escalation zone with US and Jordan.
🔴 Mattis warns DOD employees to “Be Alert!” when it comes to personal information security (ahead of his trip to Beijing, I might add)
🔴 Ambassador Nikki Haley: “We expect Russia to do its part to respect and enforce the ceasefire it helped establish, and to use the influence it has to stop the Syrian Regime’s violations and any further destabilizing actions in the southwest and throughout Syria.”
🔴 Trump extends sanctions on North Korea for another year: “the actions and policies of the government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”
🔴 Old school chart illustrating how NATO and the Warsaw Pact land forces stacked up against each other in 1987. Courtesy of the NATO Archives.
🔴 Russia continues to obstruct attribution of chemical weapons use. Responsible countries seek accountability OPCW.
🔴 Russia officially enters southwest Syria offensive despite US warnings.
🔴 On This Day 70 years ago, on 24 June 1948, started the Berlin Blockade. Aircrews from the USA, UK, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand… flew over 200,000 flights providing fuel & food to West Berliners blocked by the Soviets. It will last until the 12 May 1949. Cold War
🔴 On This Day, 70 years ago, the Soviet Union started the 324-day Blockade of West Berlin.
🔴 The Mediterranean Sea is definitely bigger than we think it is.
🔴 Of course, the whole point of a secret leadership nuclear bunker is lost if the secret gets out because then your adversary just nukes it. The CoG stuff is always so fantastical for Nuclear War.
How the US has prepared for nuclear Armageddon – in pictures – The Guardian