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Jim Townsend @jteurope Washington, DC

30+ years at the Pentagon/NATO working Europe/NATO/EU, final 8 years as DASD, now Senior Fellow at CNAS working on Brussels Sprouts and The Dish

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Joined Twitter 1/20/17


@transatlantic Americans!This tussle between the US and Russia on the road in Syria is how the shooting starts!!! https://t.co/dKeePNYcb8 @AliRogin If you only got deja vu you got away lucky! @ProfPaulPoast @BobbyGulotty @SevaUT @jurpelai Thanks! I worked on Baltbat from its earliest days when I worked in… https://t.co/kWFqPuwHgyIt’s evergreen!!!! https://t.co/YVEwOMBaMG @BobbyGulotty @SevaUT @ProfPaulPoast @jurpelai What did they say about the Baltbat?Magnetic field visualised! https://t.co/nqRci0Lsc0
Retweeted by Jim TownsendOne of the largest wave a human has ever crazy surfing. https://t.co/mIjM0vLnjz
Retweeted by Jim TownsendThe US has on its plate (inter alia): Coronavirus Syria Russian hackers and spies Huawei Brexit Putin Iran Uk… https://t.co/ysbkuqvxPL
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2/20
2020
👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/sPouZek5jkConvo in the office today: SSG:... yeah you can use that to travel to NATO countries like Finland. me: Finland is… https://t.co/GhDipdnzJs
Retweeted by Jim Townsend"Help from friends" includes European acknowledgement of all DEU has done to atone for its past. Encourage DEU to l… https://t.co/UMaHnlCoMP
Retweeted by Jim TownsendThis also happens in reverse, when folks complain about NATO not doing X, Y, or Z... and one has to remind one’s co… https://t.co/03NlchnZYc
Retweeted by Jim TownsendF.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Successful. – Robert Kiyosaki #quote
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2/19
2020
Crossing the southern ocean towards Antarctica... 😱 https://t.co/eKeyazYb4R
Retweeted by Jim TownsendDolphin jump🙂 https://t.co/wcUbP1SMLi
Retweeted by Jim TownsendMy key takeaway from @MunSecConf 2020 is that no amount of experimentation with ideas on European security can repl… https://t.co/Rdt8ZWuZF7
Retweeted by Jim TownsendTurkey became NATO member 68 years ago today. Support for NATO membership is still strong in the country and %38,8… https://t.co/kljVk9jtdJ
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2/18
2020
@MaggieCaroline1 Oh wow! I’m so sorry. I think we’re learning that the flu is not just a cold.You’ll love it, Tim! And the rest of you all, listen to Bill Burns on Brussels Sprouts! https://t.co/bT65BVVgzu @jteurope Listening to this episode prompted me to buy my own copy of The Back Channel, so thank you for the inspiration!
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope Marked for Wednesday!
Retweeted by Jim TownsendHello everyone! Once you’re over your jet lag from your trip to Munich, you need to listen to Bill Burns and gets… https://t.co/nAFtSxewYlAm in Tokyo now and I can attest that this is occupying the government here at all levels. Major concerns about pot… https://t.co/AdZPbDmqiC
Retweeted by Jim Townsend60 Minutes is Brussels Sprouts big time!!! https://t.co/XMlOsxZ35o"A successful, prosperous, Western-oriented Ukraine provides a direct threat to Putin's hold on power. "He can't ha… https://t.co/kfQ1Lzxasj
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @RachelRizzo OMG!!! @FrankeBenedikt @MunSecConf I remember one year @FrankeBenedikt welcoming me with a salute but you were in your un… https://t.co/KXhziJ1XYh @e_sarotte @MunSecConf I CANNOT WAIT and I’m only embarrassed that I didn’t think of this first!!!Me too! This is going to happen. Maybe a special edition with @shifrinson and @JimGoldgeier ??? https://t.co/AulW0VOqhKThat is so done!!!! Even without an autographed copy of your book you need to be on Brussels Sprouts like right no… https://t.co/WY5Q0EQYG1Global Britain? The Sun: Royal Navy to be smaller than Italy’s after defence chiefs admit our new warships are de… https://t.co/E0YYV6bVrw
Retweeted by Jim TownsendGreat work by @60Minutes. Thanks for having me on to discuss Trump's false claims about what happened in the 2016 e… https://t.co/hI7qmQsAZj
Retweeted by Jim TownsendVery cool @AKendallTaylor https://t.co/0X8cEj9Dgr
Retweeted by Jim TownsendGo Andrea!!!! https://t.co/E0ZhC5oTSyDo you even have to ask? https://t.co/bk6t3u2OCW
2/17
2020
To the men and women of DOJ/FBI: do NOT resign, stay strong, in all your actions be true to the oath you have sworn… https://t.co/IB0yhA86yo
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @ConnorJWangler Country Director for Germany in OSD Eur/NATO. @e_sarotte @MunSecConf That’s a great story! When do I get my autographed copy??? @shifrinson @PatPorter76 As you can see, your question is a hard one to answer. It would help to know what you are… https://t.co/eGgWhhBcOC @MurielDomenach Go Muriel!You likely need some Casablanca tonight https://t.co/FyROiU6sLRJust finished listening to @kjmcinnis1 on @CNASdc #BrusselsSprouts and it was honestly what I needed to hear right now.
Retweeted by Jim TownsendIt's a beautiful afternoon for a walking audio-tour along #Berlin's oldest section of the elevated/underground rail… https://t.co/rhRoseqRJg
Retweeted by Jim Townsend"This was a great audio tour and a nice alternative to other walking tours that are available :)" A review of… https://t.co/4lrajDcRuk
Retweeted by Jim Townsend"There’s a lot of American citizens that do not need to be persuaded about the importance of American engagement, b… https://t.co/a9Mk0Rx5cu
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2/16
2020
@nickfshort That’s a great piece! It must have taken years for the beaches to be swimable, given the metal debris.… https://t.co/PWGwhCV8DVBack when MSC was called Wherkunde!! https://t.co/za4puaJjOp @shifrinson @MunSecConf @JimGoldgeier @TobiasBunde @Journal_IS Cool!!!!!! @tskos @MunSecConf @Heritage @general_ben @IISS_org @markhleonard @camille_grand @KerstiKaljulaid @AtlanticCouncilhttps://t.co/FUmgLOd3IE @MaggieCaroline1 @AKendallTaylor @A_Sloat @wendyranderson It’s your turn! @MaggieCaroline1 @AKendallTaylor @A_Sloat @wendyranderson Any time, any where! But thank MSC too! @TobiasBundeSo glad you got in this year Maggie and I like the company you keep! Tell them all I said hello and to have fun!… https://t.co/hYiS6fZ7tY @AlenaKudzko @MunSecConf @Europa_Nova Not “open heat” but “open heart”. Although heat works too! @AlenaKudzko @MunSecConf @Europa_Nova We are the new generation of the open mind and open heat! @AlenaKudzko @MunSecConf @Europa_Nova Wish I could have heard you!!! @RachelRizzo Of course! No worries!! @RachelRizzo We’ve got your back!Weather reporting in Iraq is a dangerous job https://t.co/XPLFm14rBg
Retweeted by Jim TownsendHis classic pose at whatever desk he was occupying throughout the century. https://t.co/OgkUoXWGASAnd thus a Century was born. https://t.co/OgkUoXWGAS15 February 1901. Winston Churchill entered Parliament for the first time, as MP for Oldham. https://t.co/t6sEPEdBiK
Retweeted by Jim TownsendJohn F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty. https://t.co/wMb4rqsYy5
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2/15
2020
@shifrinson @JimGoldgeier I agree!!! @stockotrader How about his sword? Do you have that too? @GLOBSEC @MunSecConf @TPetricek @fromTGA @PolandMFA @MKuefner Good luck guys! Have a great dinner. @elisabethbraw @PatriciaMary @IlvesToomas @AngusLapsleyFCO @NATOpress @JyShapiro @andrewmichta @rach_ellehuushttps://t.co/cnFlDiFFgw @dylanpwhite @NATO @coalition @jensstoltenberg @CJTFOIR @EsperDoD @PentagonPresSec @lindareynoldswa @florence_parlyhttps://t.co/MVIIBV81Ts @tskos @MunSecConf @NLinDeutschland Tell everyone I said hello! @FinlandinUSA @KirstiKauppi @NiinaNykanen @sirpanyberg @HelenaLiikanen @jarvelainensatu @TopsyTurvyWorldhttps://t.co/iy3oZ9IHnW👇👇👇 https://t.co/SabX9HMRm2 @torrey_taussig @RNicholasBurns @D_Schwarzer @SangerNYT @ConStelz @A_Sloat @Josef_Braml @Ce_Moll @ThomasGomarthttps://t.co/hUzdpCNuoTTransatlanticists, diplomatic historians, Europeanists, NATO-nerds, salivate over these newspaper headlines and sto… https://t.co/dlgK84u4eH @transatlantic But I would spoil the joy of discovering new things! @transatlantic Give it a listen Jorg!This is one for the history books! Take a break from MSC2020 speeches and give this a listen!! https://t.co/kofqB1q0zNI guess... https://t.co/yKQObzeIvh
Retweeted by Jim TownsendAgree with this, having watched Heiner in action for many years at NATO! https://t.co/8n2mCegUV7 @AlenaKudzko @MunSecConf @GLOBSEC @LucRybnikarova @MinoSolar What an impressive crew! Globsec rocks! @kellymagsamen And to you too Kelly!This is an impressive piece by Victoria Taylor @SpitfireFilly Americans should remember Dresden too...we were in th… https://t.co/dXP2CNPvyU @ConStelz Have fun and tell all my friends hello for me @nickfshort @RichardClem Well-respected by all @nickfshort @torkil_ts @DDROnline @blnensemble GDR shortwave radio broadcasts! @DDROnline Listening to GDR broadcasts on the shortwave radio. @nickfshort @RichardClem Also German Ambassador to NATO when I got there in 1998.If you are 100% sure that, in the circumstances of 1945, you would not have felt justified to order the bombing of… https://t.co/wyZP2YMzqh
Retweeted by Jim TownsendCaption this! https://t.co/Pp7968nQhD
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2/14
2020
@DrJJoyner @charlie_simpson In fact it was during those “tiny shop last legs” days that I first met @charlie_simpson @ckafura @charlie_simpson For think tanks that’s a ton of money. So what will these new centers actually do? @charlie_simpson Holy crap! That’s a lot of money. Great expectations! @Jagarchefen The German Army will have tenders out for two tank ships? @TimRivera @MunSecConf For some, while others hold down the fort at home.👇👇👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/zDHuMHrFvQThis is a nightmare! https://t.co/mfZwIPTgA8 @curtmilam I think the times call for both of us to suit up and get back in the game! The pros from Dover! @stockotrader @nickfshort My book would be interesting only if it was made into a movie with Tom Cruise playing me! https://t.co/EAwLAlPmvd
2/13
2020
Yes, we were definitely in the same constellation! Appreciate your work too. Amazing times and great leaders to wo… https://t.co/QIATYzeBp8If you're like me and you're wondering how to even begin to understand the Defense budget, read this brilliant expl… https://t.co/X1hErih6S4
Retweeted by Jim TownsendPalais Wilson in Geneva was the first home of the League of Nations. The League’s fate taught us that disengagement… https://t.co/eS6Q2UGaEW
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2/12
2020

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