The International Business Times in their report, " WikiLeaks leak ‘classified report’ indicating EU Operation could move into Libyan territory ," would report that: WikiLeaks has released a "classified report" about the first six months of Operation Sophia, the EU military intervention against refugee boats in Libya and Mediterranean.Â The leaked report is dated 29 January 2016 and written by the operation commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino of the Italian Navy. It allegedly provides statistics on refugee flows and outlines the phases of Operation Sophia, including future strategies of the operation. The report has been published for the European Union Military Committee and the Political and Security Committee of the EU
Tweet I first saw Clare Malone at 538 suggest it , then somewhere else – Kasich is in the race to be Vice President. It makes sense of course that any second-tier candidate would have this as the backup possibility. Kasich has mostly stayed out of the mud (he did attack Trump some last fall), and his staying in the race is tremendously helpful for Trump.
Tweet Originally introduced in WW I as surveillance platforms, lighter than air vehicles are making a comeback even in competition with drones. Â For one thing they can carry a lot of stuff including people and stay on station like forever In the meantime, his surveillance-blimp business is thriving.
Alas, Wikipedia is for readers.Spider Robinson, in a speech/essay titled "Seduction of the Ignorant" a while back, pointed out a problem:—-excerpt follows——John D.
( Source ) Nuclear power proponents keep saying that environmentalists should sing a nuclear tune, and a few enviros agree. Personally I remain "meh", maybe even moreso (moremeh?) over the years as the price of renewables and storage keep dropping. I know that nuclear power cost breakthroughs are scheduled for South Korea and China, but we’ve all heard that one before.
Eli Rabett Eli Rabett Eli Rabett is a not quite failed professorial techno-bunny, a chair election from retirement, at a wanna be research university that has a lot to be proud of but has swallowed the Kool-Aid. The students are naive but great and the administrators vary day-to-day between homicidal and delusional. His colleagues are smart, but they have a curious inability to see the holes that they dig for themselves
Tweet Usually the NH winter is a time when the bets are laid for the summer minimum.Â Friend Weasel was not too excited last year although things were, as they were pretty, but not astoundingly (see 2011) low.Â This year already astounding things are happening, or perhaps better put not happening, in the Arctic winter.Â Not that there is no ice, but there is a lot less ice than expected.Â Enough less that 2016 looks like a lock for the lowest global sea ice evah. John Nielsen Gammon has been sending around a frame comparing how in 1922 the farthest north that a expedition could get was 81 o 29′, open ice this year.Â Andy Dessler tweeted it Â OTOH, the resolution of Cryosphere Today is a bit low, so let’s take a look at the higher resolution images at the University of Bremen from the AMSR2 (2016) and the original AMSR (2003) for February right now and then.Â But wait, there is even more, at Neven’s Arctic Sea Ice Blog and Gerg has a GIF ofÂ the sea ice in August from the Danish Meteorological Instituteâ€™s sea ice maps between 1920 and 1939.Â Today’s February looks pretty much icewise like August then