Category Arctic

Russian Northern Fleet Pilots Kick Off Stratospheric Drills Over Arctic

Russian Northern Fleet pilots kick off stratospheric drills over Arctic Overall, the maneuvers involve ten Su-24 bombers and five MiG-31 fighters, which will be performing flights both day and night, according to the Fleet’s press office MiG-31 interceptor aircraft © Lev Fedoseyev/TASS SEVEROMORSK /Murmansk Region/, April 8. /TASS/. The crews of MiG-31 interceptor-fighters from the […]

Why Is Russia Putting Its S-400 Air Defenses In The Arctic? What Is The Threat?

Why is Russia Putting its S-400 Air Defenses in the Arctic? What is the Threat? defensemaven.io · by Air Warrior Video Above: USS Zumwalt Commander Capt. Carlson Describes Riding the Stealthy Ship in Stormy Seas And a bunch of other weapons. Key point: Moscow wants to be sure it can control the thawing waterways and resources in the […]

Facing Up To China’s Military Interests In The Arctic

Facing Up to China’s Military Interests in the Arctic Publication: China Brief Volume: 19 Issue: 21 By: Anne-Marie Brady December 10, 2019 11:30 AM Age: 2 weeks Image: A PLA Navy JIN-class (Type-094) ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) underway for a naval parade near Qingdao (Shandong Province), on April 23, 2019. (Source: Defense News). Introduction China’s military ambitions […]

Scene From A Cold War (2039) – Modern War Institute

Scene from a Cold War – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Zachery Tyson Brown · September 20, 2019 “You never really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.” – Inuit Proverb Somewhere west of the Lomonosov Ridge, October 2039 Bitterly cold wind howled, blowing dry snow and causing the tent’s walls to undulate like it […]

Chinese Nuclear Armed Submarines In Russian Arctic Ports? It Could Happen.

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/chinese-nuclear-armed-submarines-russian-arctic-ports-it-could-happen-60302   June 1, 2019 Chinese Nuclear Armed Submarines in Russian Arctic Ports? It Could Happen. What once seemed completely farfetched has now evidently become a topic of semi-serious discussion. by Lyle J. Goldstein Many have speculated on the possibility of a Russia-China alliance. At a forum in China not long ago, I distinctly remember a […]

Strategic Missile Carriers Of The Russian Aerospace Forces Make Scheduled Sorties Over The Neutral Waters Of The Chukotka, Bering And Okhotsk Seas, As Well As Along The Western Coast Of Alaska And The Northern Coast Of The Aleutian Islands

Strategic missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces make scheduled sorties over the neutral waters of the Chukotka, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as along the western coast of Alaska and the northern coast of the Aleutian Islands 21.05.2019 (14:46) http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12232554@egNews Four Tu-95ms strategic missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces made scheduled sorties over […]

Russia Exploits Climate Change In The Arctic, Ignoring Threat To Infrastructure

Russia exploits climate change in the Arctic, ignoring threat to infrastructure By Stephen Blank, opinion contributor — 05/13/19 02:00 PM EDT 69 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © Getty Images The U.S. government has now added the Arctic to the areas that are the focus of its […]

Help Wanted! SecDefs Apply Here

Excerpts: Leadership is required now to solidify a budget deal and put meat on the bones of the National Defense Strategy. While the strategy points the armed forces in a welcome direction, there are many unanswered questions and much analytical work that must still be done to steer this massive organization toward different objectives. … […]

The West Is Paying The Price For Failing To Face Down Putin On Crimea Annexation — Five Years Ago Today, March 18, 2014; And A U.S Treaty Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity — Brokered By Former POTUS Clinton — Mostly Forgotten

“The West Is Paying The Price For Failing To Face Down Putin On Crimea Annexation” — Five Years Ago Today, March 18, 2014; And A U.S Treaty Guaranteeing Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity — Brokered By Former POTUS Clinton — Mostly Forgotten   http://www.frotunascorner.com      The title above comes from H.E. Natallia Galibarenko and Dr. Andrew […]

Russia Claims Total Military Superiority In The Arctic

Russia Claims Total Military Superiority in the Arctic Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 36 By: Pavel Felgenhauer March 14, 2019 05:59 PM Age: 3 days (Source: High North News) The steady and costly buildup of military might in the Arctic has apparently reached a level sufficient for Russia to claim sovereign rights over international waters […]