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Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-reported-may-send-iskander-missiles-kanliningrad-us-armored-divisions-poland/28790998.html?ltflags=mailer Russia May Send More Iskander Missiles To Kaliningrad Last Updated: October 13, 2017 10:27 GMT ·        RFE/RL A Russian tactical missile Iskander-M fired during the Zapad-2017 military exercises last month Russia may send more of its most advanced missiles to its Kaliningrad region in response to U.S. military deployments on NATO’s eastern flank, a prominent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging In The Desert

I would like to think this is part of a denial/deception plan.  RCP   Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging In The Desert The Daily Beast · by David Axe · July 11, 2017 Imagery from June appears to show a small airstrip in southern Syria near the border with Jordan and Iraq—that’s in addition to a drone […]

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. KIMBERLY DOZIER 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original June 25th, 2017 SEA ISLAND, Florida—The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s […]

Syria War: The Battle For The Capital Of ISIS – Part I & II By Yalensis‎

Awful Avalanche https://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com June 12, 2017 Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part I by Yalensis‎ [Text with linkshttps://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/syria-war-the-battle-for-the-capital-of-isis-part-i/] Dear Readers: You may be aware that the Syria War entered a new stage in the past week or so.  Things are looking up for the combined forces of the Syrian Army, […]

‘A Threat That Must Be Eliminated,’ Putin’s Chilling Message To Sweden Over NATO Membership

‘A threat that must be eliminated’ Putin’s chilling message to Sweden over NATO membership VLADIMIR Putin has issued a chilling warning to Sweden over the possibility of it joining NATO, saying such a move would represent a “threat” to Russia which would have to be “eliminated”. By Nick Gutteridge, Brussels Correspondent PUBLISHED: 11:30, Mon, Jun […]

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 […]

This Tragic Stat Shows How Much We’re Relying On Elite Combat Units

As Dave Maxwell noted: ‘Something to ponder.’  Over reliance on SOF, to the degree that we have since 9/11…is not ‘cost-free.’ RCP In addition to the operational and policy risks posed by this reliance on special operations, there is a cultural one. The writer and Iraq War veteran Matt Gallagher wrote a fantastic piece for […]