Russian Ministry of Defense briefing on the military situation in Syria | Colonel Cassad

According to some data coming Syrian troops reached the outskirts khanasser (losses in the battle for the heights to the north of khanasser and the surrounding villages were treated “black” in a couple of dozen of those killed), on the other – has gone into it (last militants deny + they claimed they could knock out 2 tanks from anti-tank SAA, as well stated that under the Caliphate yesterday took 20 prisoners).

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khanasser 24.02 | Colonel Cassasd

In the morning, “fire brigade” made to sweep. The main problem is still the same – stretched communications, which are subject to raiding operations from desert areas are forced to withdraw forces from more important areas and hinder the development of offensive operations in key areas. It is obvious that such a strike, the Caliphate is trying to disrupt the offensive in Raqqa and hinder the development of the SAA operations to the east of Aleppo.

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The Decline and Fall of Hillary Clinton | Archdruid

For that matter, Clinton’s own attitude during the campaign so far reminds me of nothing so much as what happens when someone puts money into a defective vending machine. She’s fed the thing her quarters and pushed the right button, but the desired product hasn’t dropped to the bottom where she can get it. Now she’s jabbing the button over and over again, and in due time she’ll be pounding her fists on the thing and screaming at it because it won’t give her what she’s paid for. I honestly don’t think she’s ever, even for a moment, considered the possibility that the voting public isn’t simply a passive, mechanical mass that will spit up a presidency for her if she just manipulates in in the right way. I doubt it has entered her darkest dream that the American people might just up and decide to cast their votes to further their own interests rather than hers.

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Miranda: T-10: Invader

True to its ancestry as a breakthrough tank, the T-10’s steel hide was truly formidable for its era. The thickness of the front of the hull’s reached 120mm on the upper glacis and 100mm on the lower glacis. Because of the steep piked nose, the actual thickness of the upper glacis actually reached a jaw-dropping 320mm! According to military historians this protection level made it impervious to direct hits from 76mm and 90mm NATO guns at any conceivable distance, and based on calculations done with knowledge on the penetration performance of 120mm AP supplied by military historians like Ken Estes (who was himself an M103 crewperson), the T-10 would have been totally immune to both the Conqueror and M103, and still resistant to 120mm APDS at ranges of 2000 meters and above. One interesting thing to take note of is that the glacis armour on the T-10 was constructed of rolled homogeneous steel plates, whereas the Conqueror and M103 had an all-cast hull with a cast steel glacis of inferior hardness and strength.

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