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Ravi Rikhye has studied defense for 58-years and written, co-written, or edited about 30 books; several concerned India and he was refused permission to publish. Each of the books is more boring than the previous. His latest, “An analysis of India’s ability to fight a 2-front war” (Amazon Kindle) is 184,000 words long and has sold five copies in three weeks. For him, that’s a best-seller. Ravi is also a perpetual student, though he took his first bachelors only in 1994. He is currently doing a seventh masters, in Intelligence Management. Two PhD theses are held up because he hasn’t been able to pay fees.

Ukraine Quick Update 6-20-22

Ukraine War Update June 21-2022
Ukraine Quick Update 6-20-22 1. British intelligence says there have been desertions of Ukraine troops (not a good idea unless they flee to Russia controlled...

Mariupol Order of Battle

Battle for Mariupol
I managed to expand the April 30 map of Azovstal made by Jomini of the West. If you look at it, you will see...

Ukraine update April 14, 2022 0900 US EDT

Ukraine v Russia war update. April 14th, 2022. Ravi Rikhye
To save time, I am not giving URLs but you can easily find them yourself. 1, Moscova cruiser 1a. Russia says the ship is being towed...

Ukraine: The War Moves East – April 4-5, 2022.

War in Ukraine April 5th, 2022
In summary: good news, hopeful new and bad news.  1. The good news is that all Russian armies (there were 4 IIRC) in North Ukraine...

Putin’s Philosophy 

Putin’s Philosophy.
Okay, people. Its time to get serious and talk about Putin's philosophy. Since I am aiming for short, digestible pieces, this is the first...

Ukraine Strikes Occupied Kherson Air Base

Ravi Rikhye Ukraine War Analysis
1. Ukraine forces attacked Kherson Air Base in the south probably with artillery or rockets from the pictures. The base is being used by...

Ukraine Brief Update Part III

Ukraine - Russia War - Thumb
Before I do the update on Ukraine, some points. A happy face is accidental: as a military, geo-strategical, and intelligence analyst, I am never happy...

The Russia-Ukraine War 2022 – Part II

Russian - Ukraine War 2022 - Part 2
In the previous post, I argued that the US brought the Ukraine on itself by showing geo-strategic weaknesses at several levels. That does not...

The Russia-Ukraine War 2022 –  Part I

Russian - Ukraine War 2022 - Part 1
The Russia-Ukraine War 2022 -  Part I First, some general facts. Ukraine covers an area of about 595,000 km2, excluding the rebel “republics” of Luhansk...

New Frigate: US Navy Gets it Right

US Navy Selects Fincantieri FREMM Frigate Design. FFGx
Was a time 70-80 years ago when a 7,400-ton surface warship was a light cruiser. These days, it’s a frigate. The last frigate delivered...

Killing a US Carrier

Aircraft carriers are nowhere near as vulnerable as popularly believed and are essentially unsinkable except by nuclear-weapons. Modern US carrier can absorb a dozen...

Chinese Expansion in the Indian Ocean

In 1971, the last Royal Navy squadron east of Suez departed for home, leaving a power vacuum. It seemed logical the US would replace...

What Does The Mysterious X-37 Do?

Truthfully, no one still knows. So here we have the X-37, which looks like a mini-shuttle a rich person might for her kids to play...

Trump is Right to Pressure NATO on its Spending

A big problem with President Trump is not his basic ideas, most of which are good, but the way he expresses them. So it...

Immigration: Convoluted Thinking

All Americans are immigrants, even the so-called native Americans who migrated from Siberia. In my case, I am an immigrant of color. Every since...
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