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Arming Ukraine Is A Sensible Option

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/09/17/arming-ukraine-is-a-sensible-option/ By: Patrick Savage, Columnist Photo Credit: New York Times Following a visit to Ukraine by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in August, the debate over whether the United States should provide defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military in the fight against […]

What You Need to Know About Russia’s Big Wargame On NATO’s Doorstep

What You Need to Know About Russia’s Big Wargame On NATO’s Doorstep  By Ben Watson Read bio September 11, 2017   Here’s what NATO and the region is watching for this year — and why. For weeks, Russia and Belarus have been preparing for Zapad 2017. Zapad is Moscow’s recurring Cold War-era wargame designed to show the world Russia […]

Russian ‘Zapad-2017’ Drill – What Does Moscow Want?

https://amp-dw-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/amp.dw.com/en/russian-zapad-2017-dri ll-what-is-moscow-preparing-to-protect/a-40428943 Russian ‘Zapad-2017’ Drill – What Does Moscow Want? The large “Zapad-2017” war games will pit the troops of Russia and Belarus against terrorist infiltrators from three “hypothetical” Eastern European countries. DW gives you an overview of the upcoming drill. Moscow and Minsk are finalizing their preparations for the week-long “Zapad-2017” drill, which is […]

The Zapad-2017 Exercises: The Information War (For Now)

  https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/osw-commentary/2017-09-04/zapad-2017-exercises-information-war-now The Zapad-2017 Exercises: The Information War (For Now) OSW COMMENTARY 2017-09-04 Andrzej Wilk The Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 (West-2017) exercises, scheduled for 14–20 September, have for many months been the core of an information war between Russia and NATO, in which Ukraine and Belarus have also participated. The media have presented these exercises as allegedly […]

Dances With Bears: The History Of Russia’s 1917 Revolution As A Guide To What Happens Next

Dances With Bears http://johnhelmer.net September 5, 2017 BEGGARED FOR CHOICE – THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA’S 1917 REVOLUTIONS AS GUIDE TO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT By John Helmer, Moscow [Text with links, footnotes, and photoshttp://johnhelmer.net/beggared-for-choice-the-history-of-russias-1917-revolutions-as-guide-to-what-happens-next/] President Vladimir Putin decided there shouldn’t be a centenary commemoration this year for either the February or October Revolutions of 1917.  Instead, […]

Negotiating Afghanistan: The New U.S. Strategy And The Pursuit Of A Deal – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: Currently—and this is a legacy of the Obama administration’s post-2014 Afghanistan policy—State Department representatives are largely absent at the sub-national level and unavailable to engage in diplomatic facilitation, negotiation, and mediation alongside the Train/Advise/Assist Commands (TAACs) and Task Forces that fall under US Army Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan. […]

Russia’s Barguzin Nuke Trains Nullifying U.S. Prompt Global Strike Doctrine

Russia’s Barguzin Nuke Trains Nullifying U.S. Prompt Global Strike Doctrine © Photo: JSC Russian Railways   Sputnik Opinion 18:57 30.08.2017(updated 21:57 30.08.2017) Get short URL 75543610 The creation of elusive combat railway missile complexes (BZhRK) in the Soviet Union significantly boosted the country’s defense capabilities. Sputnik contributor Andrei Kots and military expert Igor Korotchenko explain how Russia’s […]

I Was A Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan (For Afghanistan) Is Garbage

I Was A Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan (For Afghanistan) Is Garbage. A few thousand military contractors can save Afghanistan? Give me a break. By SEAN MCFATE    August 31, 2017 www.politico.com View Original August 31st, 2017 For the past year, Erik Prince has been peddling an idea that should alarm anyone who has […]

BREAKING NEWS U.S. Directs Russia To Close Three Diplomatic Posts In Retaliation For Expulsion Of U.S. Consular Staff From Russia

  US directs Russia to close three diplomatic posts in retaliatory move The US demanded Moscow close three diplomatic posts across the country in retaliation at the expulsion of American consular staff from Russia. In a move that escalates the countries’ stand-off, the US said Russia must close its consulate-general in San Francisco, a chancery […]

Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal?

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/zapad-2017-should-we-fear-russias-latest-military-dress-22097?page=3 Zapad 2017: Should We Fear Russia’s Latest Military Dress Rehearsal? The Russian military is now a sharpened policy tool of choice for an emboldened but strategically defensive regime that relies on preemption. Peter Zwack August 29, 2017 In mid-September, Russia will conduct Zapad “West” 2017, a major quadrennial military exercise that takes place near […]