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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 cohost of Brussels Sprouts. Wilson Center & ATA too!

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Joined Twitter 1/20/17


@wendyranderson I did and she whispered in my ear to tell you to be strong.RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg https://t.co/SlkttoD0c7Along the route: almost there https://t.co/k43tapX9rXAlong the route: RBG’s legacy https://t.co/752wCA2rWsAlong the route: RBG’s legacy https://t.co/nTHGyLEw1iAlong the route; paying respect to RBG on Capitol Hill https://t.co/2nkRiyjDouOn Capitol Hill this afternoon; waiting to pay respects to RBG. https://t.co/l371ndtmuHCC pretty much every think tank and NGO https://t.co/T54Kotjhsv
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @Ami_Marisol Congrats! See you at the hardware store on Saturdays! @ChrisBalster Your posts are great!!! @charlie_simpson I thought you would! See you later tonight! @ChrisBalster https://t.co/n0s6dByy9p @kristina_wong Thank you for covering this, friend! ♥️🇺🇸
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @charlie_simpson You’re not alone! I’ve often read your tweets at 3:00am!!Go get’em Elissa!!!! https://t.co/fQ8j0hdvtH
9/23
2020
So true @RebeccaBillChav !!!We have to get house in order before we regain our standing in Europe too! https://t.co/TwtPAWEs7UDon’t miss it!!! https://t.co/hkuDEI00mf @kath_hicks @gringa @csis_isp They need you big time back in the building Shannon!!!Actually, it was NATO’s intervention in 1999 that stopped the killing. And it is NATO’s continued presence there ev… https://t.co/7XmkGlJwi2
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope When I tell my friends that a non-insignificant portion of my time abroad was ‘diplomatic damage control’… https://t.co/tpCdCtrqbW
Retweeted by Jim Townsend🇬🇧forces demonstrating their reach across the Euroatlantic region in last few weeks, from High North, and Eastern M… https://t.co/mq09RRC7cv
Retweeted by Jim TownsendSo much work to do after November 3rd! https://t.co/d6abZGfCf3
9/21
2020
This looks fabulous!!! Is it too late for me @d_jackie_ramos ? https://t.co/Cc3tloHvhN @nickfshort @JamesMunro5 And thus earned your first promotion! https://t.co/5GTneBkuX9
9/20
2020
@nickfshort @JamesMunro5 Did you discover that you are prone to seasickness? @KadriLiik Great photo!Hundreds gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to pay homage to Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg #RBG (… https://t.co/GBGlbeFwUY
Retweeted by Jim TownsendListen: The crowd is singing Amazing Grace on the steps of the Supreme Court https://t.co/OkY3mh3E9i
Retweeted by Jim TownsendShe held the line for us. Until her dying breath. We WILL hold the line for her. Get in formation for Nov 3rd and beyond.. #NotoriousRBG
Retweeted by Jim Townsend"This is what struck me most during my conversation with Troye: she is young, only forty-three years old, with a lo… https://t.co/F8Xwucl9K7
Retweeted by Jim TownsendWe knew @senatemajldr has no soul. @lisamurkowski and @MittRomney apparently do. Looking at @BenSasse and Susan Col… https://t.co/MjKMzXvzaR
Retweeted by Jim TownsendThank you @lisamurkowski this is the right thing to do. And what will @SenatorCollins do? What other principled R’s… https://t.co/3KIrytKFyc
Retweeted by Jim TownsendRarely has our country needed four Senators of principle more than we do at this hour.
Retweeted by Jim TownsendFor women in national security, the era of waiting has ended — now is the time for doing. I am proud to support… https://t.co/YlWpdct6Kt
Retweeted by Jim TownsendSO proud of @lc_wins and the 850 + badass women who are ready to serve this country in senior national security pos… https://t.co/l18kZynpga
Retweeted by Jim TownsendAn inspiration for me, for women, for Americans, and for the world. We will miss you RBG. https://t.co/0KJBvuXGhk
Retweeted by Jim TownsendRuth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) now belongs to the ages: https://t.co/WrE4Iy5llq
Retweeted by Jim TownsendThis will unleash an ugly period in our political and social history. https://t.co/mFduHUbpUb @kellymagsamen @charlie_simpson + 100000
9/19
2020
@Oriana0214 A proofreader who is knowledgeable about the military!!!!The most dangerous delusion is, “it can’t happen here.”
Retweeted by Jim TownsendAnd now the State Department wishes the Air Force a happy birthday by featuring the Navy's Blue Angels https://t.co/Hyccw6jM4P
Retweeted by Jim TownsendHilarious https://t.co/qouOVJ9sU5
Retweeted by Jim TownsendSTUNNING 🐋 https://t.co/RqOQ33tdzg
Retweeted by Jim Townsend'Patriotic Education': Trump Says He Will Start New Commission : NPR No matter your political affiliation this is… https://t.co/VtXUw05TSq“It Was All About the Election”: The Ex-White House Aide Olivia Troye on Trump’s Narcissistic Mishandling of COVID-… https://t.co/fLJ5lBe49E @KofmanMichael Agree completely🚨🚨🚨 NEW from @RVAT2020. Olivia Troye, VP Pence's lead staffer on the COVID task force, resigned two months ago. Now… https://t.co/fRGQZXb3cl
Retweeted by Jim TownsendTruth from a fellow “disgruntled former White House employ.” Olivia, thank you for speaking up. https://t.co/UWfRNAYpbw
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @naval_gazing @CIMSEC Are you all partnering with any think tanks? @AaronMehta Hilarious! @StuartHumphryes Babelised! I like it! (Of course in the States it would be “Babelized”).
9/18
2020
Great advice: "Choose something that you’re passionate about and go deep. Establish some expertise, and pursue that… https://t.co/OHJWRaKsrE
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9/17
2020
This is very sad news. Clarence was indeed a friend, and supporter of the Open Door policy. And a real ally at the… https://t.co/o1OJQ4fTgi
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope Jim, so sad to hear this news. Clarence was a great and wise man, a great friend to us. And Yes, he was o… https://t.co/FRyyKaoOdZ
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope Jim, Thank you although that is very sad news. He will now be enjoying the best 19th hole ever. Paul Flaherty
Retweeted by Jim TownsendClarence Juhl was a prince of a man and an indispensable member of the U.S. Mission to NATO for many years. RIP. https://t.co/GCsq79CwQm
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope Oh no. Clarence Juhl was one of the first transatlantic stalwarts I worked for as a young defense profes… https://t.co/6HL6V5fhoA
Retweeted by Jim TownsendSorry to hear this news. Clarence Juhl was a transatlantic stalwart. Present at the creation of so many important… https://t.co/qsQzVjBPQl
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9/16
2020
To the NATO clan, “Mr NATO” Clarence Juhl passed away this afternoon at his home in North Carolina. Not many shaped… https://t.co/blqYM2O4E2Bathtub of President William Howard Taft, born today 1857: https://t.co/F07PO1bint
Retweeted by Jim TownsendInsightful meeting with 🇬🇪 Ambassador @Dolidzevictor. #Georgia has been a strong committed partner to #NATO, contri… https://t.co/shzt39t5xz
Retweeted by Jim TownsendWhy? Because Russia thinks that Germany will not go for confrontation & will back down. And that will be disastrous… https://t.co/XI7XKO72bM
Retweeted by Jim Townsend'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' #BattleOfBritain Day #NeverForget https://t.co/eIpFKrwKaO
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9/15
2020
To our small polar tribe, this is worth a listen @StephaniePezard @GoodmanSherri @dc_arctic https://t.co/snrmlnuuASHow could they not have released this? What a shot. https://t.co/912ipb0jih
Retweeted by Jim TownsendThere's some horrifying conspiracy theories about the "deep state" and what it does Theory: gov't is full of evil… https://t.co/7SR3rof9Ak
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @nickfshort https://t.co/H5OPrdDX78This guy cussing himself out is exactly what I needed today... https://t.co/Qocl7FWTep
Retweeted by Jim TownsendI’ll be there! https://t.co/CEGo9eBG3EThis looks great!! https://t.co/FAwpCCqbm1 @KirstiKauppi Great photo! @moonopinions Tears just from the smoke!Welcome to Washington Ambassador! You follow a distinguished line of fabulous Finnish Ambassadors who have made th… https://t.co/eHORUjuWAY @cguyver I thought she was married to the guy who shot an elephant in his pajamas? @nickfshort Interesting!! Where is this churchyard? @nickfshort Love it! I collect them too.
9/14
2020
Utterly absurd statement by @SecPompeo. 🙄 https://t.co/V2lsXqgQIN
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @realDonaldTrump You mean this ad? https://t.co/BSUBnWNb1u
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @StuartHumphryes Get ready for a long run!!! @StuartHumphryes One day please do a coffee table size photo book!! @c_aromano Bandit https://t.co/ElFT4LfsR9 @ExumAM How about a fellow DASD?
9/13
2020
@jteurope @skipperdoodled1 I was in Moscow on 9/11 and the Russians covered our embassy with flowers and candles.… https://t.co/x029MLDpix
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope @sandibachom I was in London in 9/11 and the remaining days until the next Sat when flights resumed to th… https://t.co/xCbC7oIseA
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope Proof that while it goes through ups and downs, the Special Relationship is an enduring partnership!
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @CarolineRose8 @jteurope This makes me cry every time. So much love for those wonderful Brits
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @jteurope @SpiesVespers I remember the service in London's St Paul's. Had to watch it on TV in a nearby pub. Americ… https://t.co/p6rBu9Rv81
Retweeted by Jim TownsendEven 19 years later, this remains an extremely moving piece of film footage. A simple, but incredibly powerful ges… https://t.co/royAiruVk7
Retweeted by Jim Townsend🇳🇴Norway #1. 🇩🇰Denmark #2. 🇫🇮Finland #3. Social Progress Index. I love #TheNordics but am honestly getting sick… https://t.co/kLp38y42Tn
Retweeted by Jim TownsendOn the US Troop Withdrawal from Germany https://t.co/Qo3EEdarr2
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @klaasm67 Yikes!!! @klaasm67 Do you ever encounter “unpleasant things” when you go into these places?🇺🇲🇩🇪 friendship https://t.co/o9kisGsPcn
Retweeted by Jim TownsendOn #September11 a heinous #attack was brought against all of us. 🇮🇹#Italy & all @NATO Allies stood up w/ the 🇺🇸#UShttps://t.co/XcjUEbTjWo
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @GermanyinUSA Thank you Germany!!!After 9/11, the crew of the German ship Lütjens passed the American ships USS Winston S. Churchill and USS Gonzalez… https://t.co/rvNweoUUYH
Retweeted by Jim TownsendAmen. The USA couldn’t be luckier than to have such an amazing neighbor and partner like Canada 🇨🇦❤️ https://t.co/CaGvAumnoz
Retweeted by Jim Townsend @thorneh Nice!I didn’t know this happened on 9/11. It’s incredibly moving. https://t.co/yK62YpewIF
9/12
2020

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