Where will he direct his operations from?
Two most valid questions which will show the central point of the battle of Armageddon; World War 3. The headquarters of the Third Antichrist can be likened to the Wolfsschanze or the Wolf's Lair, from where Hitler oversaw and directed his army during World War 2 and not the Führerbunker; where he committed suicide during the last days of the war.
Nostradamus in Century 2 – 29 speaks about “The Easterner will come down from his throne and pass the Apennines into France through the sea and air and strike everyone with his rod”
The throne is symbolic of the headquarters or the seat of power of the Third Antichrist. Nostradamus visualizes him launching an massive offensive through the sea and air into France. This also indicated the Third Antichrist leading the offensive himself.
The Apennines are located in Italy; so the crossing into France will be from the Italian side.
Then there is also the Bible Prophecy from the Revelation – Daniel 11:41:45 - “He shall enter into the glorious land………….and he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain”
A tabernacle as meant in this prophecy is a “meeting place” or a field headquarters. This could be located on an Apennine Peak in the vicinity of a port city in Italy.