Open letter to General Roberto Vannacci
Dear Vannacci, in the triple capacity of professional bersagliere, amateur paratrooper and parigrade (although eighty years old and retired), I am writing to you in impatient anticipation...
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2 AUGUST 1980, the Bologna massacre: "incurable wound"
43 years have passed since the Bologna massacre, when at 1025 on 2 August 1980 an explosion tore through the left wing of the station on Piazza Medaglie d'oro and swept away the hall...
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Wheat Crisis and Straits Policy
Russia's capture of the ports of Melitopol and Berdyansk early in the war virtually brought about the demise of the Ukrainian surface fleet. Yet, with a…
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The Wheat Agreement and Africa. A Russian gamble
A few days ago Russia announced its withdrawal from the Grain Deal and its intention to resort to the right to visit and inspect neutral ships heading to Ukrainian ports or to ...
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Power games in the Kremlin
As the war in Ukraine continues, the leadership of Vladimir Putin and the future of his regime seem increasingly inextricably linked to the outcome of the clash. Behind a...
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The hearing of General Portolano: a comment
General Luciano Portolano, general secretary of defense and national armaments director, held a hearing at the foreign affairs and defense commissions of ...
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The different ways of dealing with immigration
A few days ago, the United Kingdom's High Court concluded that the plan devised by the government for the transfer of asylum seekers to Rwanda is lawful. The decision made...
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Di Maio sent EU to Gulf? We're not kidding...
I would like to share some reflections with the readers of Difesa Online following the article published on November 24 by the UAE newspaper The National, the most ...
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The dignity for a medal?
In these hours, the decision of general (ris) Antonino Li Gobbi, former commander, stands out in all the press ...
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"Who is the enemy?"
"Who is the enemy?", This is the translated title of the last work I am reading: "Qui est l'ennemi?", Published by Nouveau ...
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At what point is the night
No, this is not the novel by Fruttero and Lucentini, a beautiful and lucky novel that has also inspired a series ...
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Use of the umbrella by the military of the Army and Military Organizational Culture
The umbrella, which has always been banned in the military, is now prescribed by a specific circular1, which regulates its use in ...
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Contracts clauses and rip-offs (when we sold the Trevi fountain ..)
It is destiny that empires, when they are in the way, reach out to the - apparently - most unthinkable points; I am...
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Taiwan: has the US really "played with fire"?
The media tell us about an Indo-Pacific in turmoil after the visit "I go-I don't go-I go" by the speaker of the Chamber ...
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Russian warehouses and bases on fire: how modern weapons in Ukraine changed the rules of the game
Take a good look at the map and the photos at the bottom of the article: the first portrays what happened in the last three ...
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The Russians lost nearly 50 million worth of systems in seconds. How is it possible?
The steppes of Donbass, the barren coasts of Snake Island, the muddy terrain of Kherson: what they have in common ...
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Military service and empowerment: an expensive but useful association?
How many times have we heard phrases such as "Some young people would need military service" or their more ...
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A proposal to give a peaceful push to the Lukashenko regime, the last Soviet dictator in Europe
Who remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989? A few months earlier, Honecker had predicted in January ...
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They do not bring military advantages: let's try to understand why the Russian attacks on civilians
When you use a weapon or apply a tactic in war, you do it for one reason only: it gives you an advantage in winning or, if ...
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A paparazzi dinner in Georgetown reveals the gravity of the crisis between Russia and the USA
Put an evening in Georgetown, near the American capital, at the prestigious Italian restaurant Milan. Put to a ...
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