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Name: Tom Conroy
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Hometown: CT
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About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

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The Battle for Severodonetsk

The Institute for the Study of War (not my favorite group) had some good news tonight. (They do keep on top of Russian social media and military bloggers). The Russians have been pushed out of most of Severodonetsk, thus making a fair number of arm chair generals look foolish. The fight continues, but the Russians are losing in close quarter urban combat. Still a long fight, but it's clear which side has the best generals:

Ukrainian forces continued to conduct limited and localized but successful counterattacks against Russian positions throughout Ukraine on June 5, including retaking large areas of Severodonetsk—the city in Luhansk Oblast the Kremlin has concentrated the majority of its forces on capturing. A Russian Telegram channel claimed that Ukrainian troops launched a counterattack north of Kharkiv City, indicating that Ukrainian forces continue to pressure Russian defensive lines near the Russian border.[1] Ukrainian forces are likely seeking to leverage the continued Russian focus on Severodonetsk to conduct counterattacks on other axes of advance. Even as Russian forces continue to pour equipment and troops into the Severodonetsk-Lysychansk area, Ukrainian forces have conducted a successful counterattack in Severodonetsk in the last 48 hours and pushed Russian troops back to the eastern outskirts of the city and out of southern settlements.[2] Ukrainian counteroffensive pressure will likely continue to draw the attention of Russian forces to Luhansk Oblast and therefore leave vulnerabilities in Russian defensive efforts in Kharkiv Oblast and along the Southern Axis. The ability of Ukrainian forces to successfully counterattack in Severodonetsk, the Kremlin’s current priority area of operations, further indicates the declining combat power of Russian forces in Ukraine.


Long, brilliant Ukraine thread by a professional soldier: Gen. Mark Hertling.


Covid in CT.

Lately we seem to be leading the way for the country.on this stuff. Worth a read, for the Covid interested:


Peter Navarro: What a long, strange trip it has been.


John Sweeney returns to Kyiv!

The legendary war correspondent who stayed in the city through the entire Battle of Kyiv has returned after a mandatory absence.
His daily Kyiv Diary is always worth a view. Love from New England John!


The Queen takes tea with a Special Guest!


Our Favorite Logistics Guy on the end of the Russian offensive.

Only my military guys Def Mon, Prof. OBrien and TT are saying this, but if russian infantry in the front lines are carrying bolt action rifles, he may be on to something:


And the Russian war criminal and military commentator igor girkin is saying russia is committing it's reserves to stop Ukraine in Severodonetsk.


Day 2 to Day 100


Defending Ukraine can be a Family Affair!


An early weekend update by Prof. Phillips OBrien:


Trent Telenko thinks the Russians have reached a culmination point too, meaning they are no longer capable of offensive operations. Hope he's right. He knows a lot more than me.

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