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How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO: European Countries Divest From American Defense Firms That Help Protect Them.

How U.S. Allies Undermine NATO European countries divest from American defense firms that help protect them. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Brussels, June 7. Photo: thierry charlier/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Orde F. Kittrie July 31, 2017 7:05 p.m. ET 139 COMMENTS The U.S. spends heavily to defend Europe, yet most North Atlantic Treaty Organization […]

North Korea’s 2nd ICBM Test Augurs A New Normal

Excerpts: So what exactly does that mean?   From the West’s point of view, it portends more and scarier missile and nuclear tests, each one more powerful than the last; a dogged determination by the North to ignore, as it has for decades, financial sanctions and other outside pressure, including a slightly more forceful clampdown […]

Russia-China Naval Exercises In The Baltic As An Element Of A Changing World

Valdai Discussion Club July 24, 2017 RUSSIAN-CHINESE EXERCISES IN THE BALTIC AS AN ELEMENT OF A CHANGING WORLD By Feng Shaolei Dean, Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies (SAIAS), East China Normal University; Director, Center for Russian Studies, MOE Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, East China Normal University. On July […]

Europe Reckons With Its Depleted Armies: NATO Members Confront Rampant Materiel Shortages; Say POTUS Trump Has A Point On More Military Spending

https://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-reckons-with-its-depleted-armies-1496444305 Europe Reckons With Its Depleted Armies EUROPE As European NATO members confront rampant materiel shortages, officials acknowledge Trump has a point in calling for more military spending confront rampant materiel shortages, officials acknowledge Trump has a point in calling for more military spending Soldiers of several nations watch NATO tank exercises last month in […]

North Korea Likely To Have Sourced Engine For New IRBM From Countries Like Ukraine, Russia

North Korea Likely To Have Sourced Engine For New IRBM From Countries Like Ukraine, Russia: U.S. Expert By Chang Jae-soon, english.yonhapnews.co.kr View Original June 2nd, 2017 WASHINGTON, June 1 (Yonhap) — The engine for North Korea’s newly developed intermediate range ballistic missile is suspected to have been sourced from foreign countries like Ukraine or Russia, a U.S. […]

‘NATO, An American-Made Mechanism For Geopolitical Control Of Europe’

‘NATO, An American-Made Mechanism For Geopolitical Control Of Europe’ Published time: 25 May, 2017 11:28 Get short URL © Kay Nietfeld / DPA / Global Look Press NATO exists for the same reasons it did when it was first founded: make sure the Americans stay in Europe, keep the Russians out, and keep the Germans […]

The Future Of Transatlantic Defense: More Europe

http://nationalinterest.org/ blog/russias-nuclear-missile- death-train-arriving-2019- 19581 The Future Of Transatlantic Defense: More Europe February 26, 2017 | Kaitlin Lavinder Photo: iStock.com/artjazz The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Europe faced a wave of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks last year, from Brussels to Nice to Berlin. As ISIS-occupied territories in Iraq and Syria continue […]

The War That Made America A Superpower (No, Not World War II)

Conclusion. The Spanish-American War made the United States a global power. The defeat of a continental European power, Spain, was a major military accomplishment. The handing over of Guam and Philippines would have greater repercussions down the road, as placed the United States on a collision course with another rising, expansionist country: Japan. Like many […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

Will North Korea’s Missile Launch A New U.S. Policy?

Excerpts: In response to Sunday’s launch, the Trump administration must immediately pursue four core policy elements: 1) increase support to our allies, including accelerating the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system; 2) issue a direct warning to North Korea, clearly stating the consequences for its provocative actions; 3) apply additional sanctions on North Korea […]