Category NATO

Europe’s Dependence On The U.S. Was All Part Of The Plan

Excerpts:   Unfair? A world that revolves around American military, economic and cultural power, and uses the U.S. dollar as its reserve currency?   What Trump fails to understand is that the disparity in spending, with the U.S. paying more than its allies, is not a bug of the system. It is a feature. This is […]

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. […]

Germany’s Soldiers Forced To Use BROOMSTICK For A Gun As Donald Trump Blasts Angela Merkel Over NATO Spending

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6743568/germany-soldiers-broomsticks-nato-donald-trump-angela-merkel-defence-spending/ Germany’s soldiers forced to use BROOMSTICK for a gun as Donald Trump blasts Angela Merkel over NATO spending The highly embarrassing episode, revealed in a leaked report, is just the beginning of the country’s woes as it fights to reverse chronic army shortages By Corey Charlton Updated: 10th July 2018, 4:25 pm GERMANY’S military is […]

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 […]

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty At Fifty: A Midlife Crisis

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty at fifty: a midlife crisis 29/06/2018 On 1 July 1968, the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, or NPT) was opened for signature. Since then, the Treaty has become a cornerstone of international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, to eventually eliminate them and to […]

Russia Is Preparing For War, British Military Experts Warn

Excerpts: Pointing to Russia’s recent military campaigns, and the nerve agent attack on a former KGB agent in Wiltshire in March – blamed on the Kremlin – Gen Carleton-Smith added: “Their lack of respect for weakness, especially military weakness, hasn’t changed one bit, and as we’ve become more sceptical about the necessity or advantage of […]

Former NATO Commander Envisions New Cyber Branch of Military

Excerpt: Cyberattacks carried out by nation states such as Russia and North Korea increasingly are sophisticated and brash, said Mr. Stavridis, the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A dedicated cybersecurity unit would help critical infrastructure operators, for example, prevent and respond to attacks that could cause widespread […]

U.S. Special Operations Command Europe Welcomes New Commander

US Special Operations Command Europe welcomes new commander By Sgt., www.dvidshub.net View Original (STUTTGART, Germany) – Service members, family and friends of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe took part in a change of command ceremony, 12 June, at Patch Barracks, during which U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark C. Schwartz relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. […]

China/Russia In A ‘Bear Hug:’ Beijing Vows To Deepen Ties With Moscow, Takes Swipe At U.S.

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2147951/chinas-wang-qishan-vows-deepen-ties-russia-takes-veiled-swipe-us?aid=197778625&sc_src=email_2251631&sc_llid=848&sc_lid=151958759&sc_uid=u6Hfa5YFR2&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GME-O-TradeWar-May18&utm_content=us-180529 China’s Wang Qishan vows to deepen ties with Russia, takes veiled swipe at US Vice-president tells forum in St Petersburg there will be no winners from a trade war between China and America, and Beijing has to be ready PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 May, 2018, 9:36pm UPDATED : Saturday, 26 May, 2018, 11:39pm 13  […]

Parades And Pomp: What Do Russia’s Armed Forces Have to Celebrate? The Picture Is Far From Rosy

Moscow Times May 11, 2018 Parades and Pomp: What Do Russia’s Armed Forces Have to Celebrate?  The picture is far from rosy. By Michael Kofman Michael Kofman is a senior research scientist with the Center for Naval Analyses. ‎Russia’s annual May 9 parade is not just a commemoration of the nation’s victory over Germany in […]