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anderspuck

@anderspuck@krigskunst.social

Military analyst at the Royal Danish Defence College.
I make videos on YouTube about war, conflict, Russia – at the moment mostly the war in Ukraine. Author of "Krigens Logik" and host of "Krigskunst Podcast".

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anderspuck, to random
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No country should buy Swiss weapons before they change this policy. The ability to transfer weapons to each other in times of need has proven to be a strategic requirement.
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anderspuck, to random
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Much of the analysis of the reshuffle in the Russian government seems to be missing how much it is about coup-proofing Putin's regime rather than making smart decisions for Russia.

This is a snippet from the latest Logic of War newsletter (paid).
https://www.logicofwar.com/kremlin-reshuffle-is-about-regime-security/

anderspuck,
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@jmarnesto @elCelio Haha, that's a good one. Didn't even make him senator.

matt, to random
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🎥 Aqua has a trick I haven't seen anyone else do as well

This isn't something I'd personally pay a monthly fee for, but I'd love to see this built into something like Apple Notes 🤞

https://youtu.be/PXxOGULxKTQ

anderspuck,
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@matt I bought a whole Windows PC to be able to run Dragon Professional for dictation, so this perhaps could be for me. 🤔

randahl, to random
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Yesterday, Russia lost 1740 soldiers.

Putin will lose this war.

anderspuck,
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@randahl Crazy number.

anderspuck, to Russia
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Russia has intensified the nuclear rhetoric, but that does not mean that we are close to nuclear war. In this video I discuss why is unlikely to use nuclear weapons in . The short version is that it would make the situation even worse for Russia itself, and that it wouldn't lead to victory.

Transcript is included in the link for those who prefer to read rather than watching the video.
https://www.logicofwar.com/can-russia-win-with-nuclear-weapons/

anderspuck, to random
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It is unusually cold and snowing in Moscow today for the big victory parade. Wonder if there is symbology in that. 🤔

anderspuck, to Ukraine
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Smartphones play an important role in modern warfare. In this video I have a conversation with Matthew Ford from the Swedish Defence University about the ways that soldiers use smartphones on the battlefield, and how we are seeing a new level of participatory warfare where civilians can be personally involved in the war fighting through their digital devices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQWW0Z_ZXbA

rvps2001, to Russia
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🇷🇺 🇫🇷 warned on Wednesday that if President Emmanuel Macron sent troops to then they would be seen as legitimate targets by the Russian military.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-says-it-will-target-french-troops-if-they-are-sent-ukraine-2024-05-08/

anderspuck,
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@SuneAuken @rvps2001 Technically speaking there is a distinction here between jus ad bellum and jus in bello. Even if the war as a whole is illegal, they still have to follow the rules of war in how they do it.
The stupid thing is of course that if French soldiers are fighting on the battlefield, then obviously they are legitimate targets. That is what it means to be a combatant.

anderspuck,
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@SuneAuken @rvps2001 Exactly. 🙂

jeppe, to random Danish
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"Kronik
Vi var ved protesten på Columbia Universitet og kan ikke genkende pressens udlægning
Vi har befundet os i og omkring forsamlingen af telte, som politiet blev sat ind for at fjerne. Det var en fredelig protest, der skabte samhørighed og læring, og hvis krav blev mødt med vold"

https://www.information.dk/debat/2024/05/ved-protesten-paa-columbia-universitet-kan-genkende-pressens-udlaegning?kupon=eyJpYXQiOjE3MTUxNTEzMzIsInN1YiI6IjE5NTEwOjgyMTA1MCJ9.nTyTC6z6B2-Z27F2UXiY8Q

anderspuck,
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@jeppe Forstyrrede de undervisningen og den daglige drift af universitetet, eller kunne de ansatte og studerende som ikke var med i den politiske protest fortsætte som normalt?

anderspuck,
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@jeppe Måske en kortvarig blokade, men hvis det står på i ugevis, må der også være et hensyn til at andre mennesker skal have lov til at passe deres arbejde eller studier.

anderspuck,
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@jeppe Jeg ved ikke om det er let. Men jeg synes som minimum at demonstranter som laver sådan en blokade skal være opmærksomme på at det er en aggressiv handling. Om aggressionen er berettiget, kan man så diskutere, men man skal ikke bilde sig selv ind at "vi var helt fredelige".

anderspuck,
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@jeppe Det som universiterne gør, kan ikke sammenlignes med at udføre krigsforbrydelser. Man kan diskutere om vi skal droppe samhandel og akademisk samarbejde med Israel, men proportionerne skal være på plads.

anderspuck,
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@paelse @jeppe Google fik også politiet til at fjerne de medarbejdere, som valgte at besætte chefens kontor.

anderspuck,
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@jeppe @paelse Politiet i USA er massivt underuddannet. Jeg frygter desværre at vi går i samme retning i Danmark med den forkortelse af politiuddannelsen som blev gennemført for et par år siden.

anderspuck,
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@tokeriis @jeppe Jeg synes nok også at det er at sætte tingene lige vel meget på spidsen at sige at hvis man handler med Israel, så er man medskyldig i krigsforbrydelser. Samme påstand kunne med lige så god rette gøres gældende over for alle som handler med Kina.

anderspuck,
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@jpelckolsen @tokeriis @jeppe Det er vist noget mere brogede krav end det. Nogle af kravene nævnt i denne artikel er temmelig utopiske. https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/26/investing/what-pro-palestinian-protesters-want/index.html

kallekn, to random
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@anderspuck What do you think about the Russian announcement today of a drill with tactical nuclear weapons?

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-practice-tactical-nuclear-weapon-scenario-deter-west-defence-ministry-2024-05-06/

anderspuck,
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@kallekn In general I will say that the more under pressure the Russians feel, the more they will talk about nuclear weapons. So I would take this as a sign that they feel less confident than they did a month ago.

anderspuck,
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@kallekn Yes, I response both to Macron and Cameron, but also to the American assistance package. I don’t think the exercise will include actual nuclear warheads. My guess is it just means they will be practicing the procedures. Or maybe they won’t, and it’s all just for show. 😊

anderspuck,
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@kallekn Yes. It does seem that this is coming back after having been absent for a while.
My general take is that Russian use of nuclear weapons to win the war in Ukraine remains highly unlikely, but that we should be careful about ruling anything out if at some point Putin is fighting for the grasp on power in Russia.

anderspuck,
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@shuro @mok0 @kallekn @troed If Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, countries like China and India will have to side against them. It could fairly quickly lead to them losing the war.

randahl, to random
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What an interesting discovery with solar panels!

For decades, we have been placing solar panels at a low angle, facing south. But new experiments show, vertical solar panels give better yields. This is because these panels generate energy from light on both sides of the panel. And as they are placed with one side east, the other side west, they harvest a lot of sunlight on the east side in the morning, and on the west side in the evening.

Matt Ferrell has the story:

https://youtu.be/LqizLQDi9BM?si=fliXCqyBAvsLBNFG

anderspuck,
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@Craigp @randahl Why don't they turn during the day? Windmills do that depending on the direction of the wind.

masterdon1312, to random
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No questions, just .

anderspuck,
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@masterdon1312 Are flags from other participating countries allowed?

anderspuck, to random
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Now that Ukraine's shortage of weapons and ammunition is about to get solved, there is increased attention on the two other big problems on the frontline: Lack of fortifications and a manpower deficit.

In this edition of the Logic of War newsletter I discuss these two problems. Since I won't be publishing a regular video on YouTube this week, I decided to make access free for all on this one. https://www.logicofwar.com/ukranies-three-big-problems/

anderspuck,
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@kikeriffs Intelligence sharing probably continued despite the aid package being delayed, but my understanding is that it is increased now with military advisors in the country.

I think both Ukraine and the West have now understood that it will be a long war and that there are no quick fixes. So in that sense I don’t think there is so much need for a plan C. It’s more about many efforts that must pull the same way for a long time with small adjustments along the way.

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