Bunker Talk: Let’s Chat About All The Stories We Didn’t Report On This Week
We had another week where a naval accident dominated the headlines, but we also got new insights into the Navy’s future submarine plans as well as a unique peek into the USAF’s secretive aerial refueling operations over Area 51 and elsewhere. We even delved into an oil-rich Arab kingdom’s yacht turned navy training ship and looked back at the biggest gathering of allied warships since World War II. Yet there are still many topics and news items to talk about from this week and we couldn’t cover it all, so let’s get together for a little bunker talk.
This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn’t get to. In other words, literally an off-topic thread.
We can chat about what appears to be disintegrating relations between the U.S. and North Korea:
"Whatever the actual catalyst for N. Korea canceling the trip, it certainly reflects that we’re really no further along on progress than we were at the Singapore summit."@BruceKlingnerhttps://t.co/lx2JenqW0u
— Jonathan Cheng (@JChengWSJ) November 8, 2018
Or maybe this news item, which indicates Israel is opening up relations with Pakistan on a new level:
Pakistani airbase staff confirm private jet’s arrival from Israel — report https://t.co/e8s5XJV4mt
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) November 9, 2018
Then there’s this crazy naval administrative building in Antwerp!:
Check out this architectural wonder. Like a long haul star cruiser landed on an 1900s admin building! https://t.co/WcJlaSb0w6
— Tyler Rogoway (@Aviation_Intel) November 10, 2018
Social Media is packed full stories and commentary today about Trump’s no-show at the Aisne Marne American cemetery in France to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of the war to end all wars:
— Dafna Linzer (@DafnaLinzer) November 10, 2018
Quality trolling. https://t.co/bk9Sy5IDpZ
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) November 10, 2018
The day before, Macron made some very interesting remarks about building a pan-European army that upset President Trump:
The headlines on the Macron comments were misleading. He didn’t actually call for a European Army to defend against the US but to defend itself “better alone, without just depending on the United States” https://t.co/7Zt8oXVih1
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 9, 2018
Or we can talk about this gag from the Air Force Chief Of Staff, gifting the USMC a nasty brew for their birthday:
— Gen. Dave Goldfein (@GenDaveGoldfein) November 10, 2018
Once again, this is an entirely open exercise, so let’s get after it.
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