Category NATO

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep The Cold War From Heating Up

My Father Was a Spy Who Helped Keep The Cold War From Heating Up The Daily Beast · by Eva Dillon · May 20, 2017 As we enter into a murky new Cold War 2.0 with Russia, his story has lessons for us about the human cost of conflict. Former CIA chief of the Counterintelligence Center Gus Hathaway […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars?

Conference video at the link to the web page: http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/is-the-us-military-too-antiquated-to-win-modern-wars? Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars? By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original May 17th, 2017 Experts in technology and warfare gathered Wednesday to discuss the U.S. military’s efforts to innovate in response to rapidly changing threats and its place in modern warfare. Bernadette Johnson, […]

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia By Josh Rogin, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 17th, 2017 President Trump meets with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. Photo by: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out […]

Russia Builds Up Nuclear Weapons Presence In The Arctic

Comment By Dr. Mark Schneider:  Very interesting analysis using Google Earth photography. It provides additional evidence that Russian forces can’t fit into New START. Russia rearms strategic forces: Satellite Images Show Expansion Of Nuclear Weapons Sites On Kola By Thomas Nilsen AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook373Share to TwitterShare to PrintShare to SkypeShare to More97 […]

Russia’s Ambitious Plans For Strategic Bombers

http://russianforces.org/blog/2017/05/russias_ambitious_plans_for_st.shtml   Russia’s Ambitious Plans For Strategic Bombers It is probably time for a quick update on the status of the Russian strategic bomber modernization program. Russia seems to have quite a big plan. Two years ago, in May 2015, the air force announced that it wants to buy as many 50 new Tu-160 aircraft. This is […]

Russia Is Beefing Up Its Nuclear Weapons In The Arctic At The Worst Possible Moment

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/russia-is-beefing-up-its-nuclear-weapons-in-the-arctic-1795054631 May 9th, 2017 Russia Is Beefing Up Its Nuclear Weapons In The Arctic At The Worst Possible Moment Terrell Jermaine Starr Tuesday 2:36pm Filed to: RUSSIA 22.9K      MA The Russian Delta IV-class submarine Yekaterinburg, photographed in 2010. Photo credit: AP Russia has deployed 215 more nuclear warheads than allowed by the New START treaty, setting itself up to violate […]

The Return of Marco Polo’s World And The U.S. Military Response

Very looooong essay/article.  But, if you have the time and inclination, it is rich and interesting, with much to think about.  RCP Dave Maxwell:   Below is the text of Robert Kaplan’s long essay.  The original with graphics, photos, and citations can be read at this link:  http://stories.cnas.org/the-return-of-marco-polos-world-and-the-u-s-military-response. We should read, ponder, and discuss this […]

Russian ‘Cyber Troops’: A Weapon Of Aggression

Russian ‘Cyber Troops’: A Weapon Of Aggression Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 63 By: Sergey Sukhankin May 11, 2017 06:03 PM Age: 13 hours (Source: Cyware) Speaking to the Russian parliament (Duma) last February, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu announced the creation of “information operations troops” (“cyber troops”) within the Armed Forces. […]

Russia’s Defense Ministry Confirms U.S. Spy Jet Intercepted Over Black Sea

Russia’s Defense Ministry Confirms U.S. Spy Jet Intercepted Over Black Sea Military & Defense May 12, 10:16 UTC+3 The Russian fighter jet performed a maneuver of ‘greeting’ for the US pilots and after that the US surveillance plane changed the flight route, the ministry said Share 51 P-8A Poseidon © US NAVY/EPA MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. […]