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Renaud Mayers

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Currently working on behalf of the Belgian Ministry of Defence, thanks to my knowledge in WWII and other areas. Working in two WWII era fortresses still belonging to the Army.

Nuclear close calls

Nuclear close calls: How the Cold War brought the world to the edge of destruction and how we seem to follow the same path once again.

Charles De Gaulle mid-life Overhaul

Charles De Gaulle, mid-life overhaul. Details about the CDG overhaul which is going to last at least 18 months.

Operation Red Dragon

Operation Red Dragon. In 1964, Belgian paras aided by the USAF intervened in Congo/Zaire to free European and Congolese hostages

Kuznetsov Airwing In Syria

More about the composition of the Kuznetsov airwing in Syria.

Kuznetsov and Kirov to Syria

Last week, the media went in overdrive and bloggers and editors went into meltdown as a Russian battlegroup centered around the missile cruiser Kuznetsov...

Russian Intervention In Syria: What Has Changed in 168 Days. Result, Adaptations, and Future.

168 days of Russian intervention in Syria, the results, the changes and the future of the ever complex and troubled region.

Height 776 in Chechnya : 6th Company’s last stand.

 Height 776 in Chechnya : 6th Company’s last stand. August 1999 marked the start of the second Chechen war. The first Chechen war of...

Russian and Turkish stand off over Syria. What Now ?

Why has Turkey ordered its F-16 to shoot down the Russian Su-24 over the Syrian border on the 24th of November 2015? The fact, the explanations, the history and the theories.

The Man Behind The Paris Attacks and Belgian Connection

The man behind the Paris attacks, the Belgian connection. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Molenbeek and ISIS. We can fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the solution must also be found at home. It is multiculturalism in Europe that is also at stake.

Kweires airbase siege lifted in Northern Syria

Kweires airbase siege lifted in Northern Syria: The end of the longest siege of the Syrian war so far. How a one month battle ended an almost 3 years long siege.

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Moscow, Damascus, Tel-Aviv and the S-300

Exploring the links and dynamics between the S-300 in Maysaf (Syria), Damascus, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. Implications and Background.

Russian A2AD is a myth

The western community loves talking about Russian A2AD, those defensive bubbles NATO would have to pop to have a chance at winning a war against Russia. We can’t help but talk about A2AD when we talk about the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems… And yet, A2AD does not appear anywhere in Russian military papers or publications! The reason is simple: anti-access area denial is not part of Russian doctrine as far as defending its airspace is concerned!

Egyptian-Ethiopian War over a dam?

Egypt and Ethiopia have been fighting over the (GERD) for a few years now. Egypt has even threatened to bomb the dam going back to 2013! Negotiations were on-going until they failed in March.

GNA-LNA: Libyan Civil War Update

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has captured al-Watiyah Air Base from the Libyan National Army (LNA) today. The GNA captured ammunition, armored vehicles, aircraft, and even a Pantsir S-1 (SA-22).

Catastrophic Defeat for the LNA?

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has not had a good 48 hours. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has been steamrolling the LNA in western Libya since the capture of the al-Watiyah airbase yesterday
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