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Assad has threatened to shoot Turkish planes down, but Moscow likely mixed that idea. We’re about to see if he listens.  https://twitter.com/afp/status/954719856691163137 
With Washington totally distracted by shutdown, now would be a good time for someone to do something destabilizing/ambitious overseas, no?
Yes — the NDS, calling for deterrence in three theaters at once, is at base a force planning construct. And that costs $$.  https://twitter.com/carter_pe/status/954706120379109376 
RT @LMartinezABC: According to US official, on Wednesday the US Navy destroyer USS Hopper conducted an innocent passage within 12 miles of…
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