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The Playbook For NATO Success, Briefed By A Former SACEUR

Excerpts: “To understand this better, we need to understand that the words that are being used in the press don’t help. The phrase ‘not paying their fair share’ has the absolute wrong connotation. Nobody is ‘paying’ NATO. That’s just a horrible connotation and it really points out how little people understand about what’s going on. […]

Why Is America Still Defending Europe?

July 3, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Europe Tags: EuropeNATODonald TrumpwarMilitary Why Is America Still Defending Europe? Washington doesn’t have to bear the cost of maintaining forces in Europe. by Hugh White Donald Trump will go to the NATO summit in Europe next week with these simple questions on his mind: Why should America should spend over 3.1 percent of GDP on […]

Russia ‘Simulated Full-Scale War’ Against NATO, Says Military Commander

Russia ‘simulated full-scale war’ against Nato, says military commander By: Samuel Osborne for the UK Independent // 7 hrs ago  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-nato-zapad-simulated-full-scale-war-against-west-vladimir-putin-riho-terras-commander-estonia-a8146296.html Riho Terras confirmed Nato’s fears the Zapad (or “West) exercises were used to simulate a conflict with the US-led alliance and show off Russia’s ability to mass large numbers of troops at extremely short notice in […]

In Finland, Mattis Backs Creation Of A Hybrid Warfare Center Focused On Russia

In Finland, Mattis backs creation of a hybrid warfare center focused on Russia By Dan Lamothe November 6 at 12:35 PM Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speak to the media at the presidential palace in Helsinki on Nov. 6. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) HELSINKI — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appeared […]

China’s Plan For The Arctic – And A Shipping Center To Rival Singapore

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/ business/article/2046117/ chinas-plan-arctic-and- shipping-centre-rival- singapore CHINA’S PLAN FOR THE ARCTIC – AND A SHIPPING CENTRE TO RIVAL SINGAPORE Beijing may be playing it cool, but it sees its current role in the contested High North as just the tip of the iceberg BY RYAN KILPATRICK 15 NOV 2016 / UPDATED ON 16 NOV 2016 · Chinese expendition team […]

A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers And A Deadly New Cold War

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  Dust off the Hunt for Red October (one of my favorite books by the way).   David Maxwell:  I received the below comments from  Professor Tom McNaugher when he flagged […]

Baltics Battle Russia In Online Disinformation War

http://www.dw.com/en/baltics-battle-russia-in-online-disinformation-war/a-40828834 EUROPE Baltics battle Russia in online disinformation war From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance’s eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull’s-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.   Ten years ago, Estonians awoke to find the country paralyzed […]

NATO Needs A Long-Term Strategy To Counter Russia

A little backbone would be a good start.  RCP, fortunascorner.com Conclusion: Russia is a fragile state. If it seeks to undermine the legitimacy of Western institutions and political processes, it should expect to be the target of such actions. NATO Needs a Long-Term Strategy to Counter Russia By Daniel Gouré, www.realcleardefense.com View Original October 4th, 2017 Russia […]

EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland

ww.dw.com/en/eu-nato-hybrid-threat-center-launched-in-finland/a-40784773?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2010.04.2017&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief EU-NATO Hybrid Threat Center Launched In Finland The EU and NATO have teamed up in Europe’s far north to fight hybrid threats from “tweets to tanks”. A new center of excellence focuses on resilience to menaces from little green men to huge humanitarian catastrophes. Hybrid threats require hybrid resistance and now the European Union […]

After The “West-2017,” – Russia, Serbia, Belarus Hold ‘Slavic Brotherhood’ Military Drills

https://www.svaboda.org/a/28756552.html After the “West-2017” starts a new Belarusian-Russian military exercises September 25, 2017, 20:22 Russian paratroopers to exercise “Zapad-2017”, September 14, 2017 · Russian special forces arrived in Belarus to participate in joint special tactical exercises.   This was reported on the website of the Defense Ministry. According to a report in the exercise, which will be […]