Category Ukraine

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 […]

Inside ‘Satan’s’ Lair: The Lock-Tight Ukrainian Rocket Plant At Center Of Tech-Leak Scandal

Inside ‘Satan’s’ Lair: The Lock-Tight Ukrainian Rocket Plant At Center Of Tech-Leak Scandal DNIPRO, Ukraine — Some of Ukraine’s most highly classified military secrets lie within the 4-meter-high, razor-wire topped walls that ring an otherwise nondescript compound on the edge of this gritty industrial city. Little gets in or out (aside from a reporter’s […]

Russia Field-Tested Hybrid Warfare In Ukraine. Why That Matters For U.S.

Excerpts: After all, many Ukrainian citizens in eastern Ukraine can’t tell whether the artillery they are living under is fired from Ukrainian or Russian forces. And so long as they had access only to Russian television networks—which exclusively painted Ukrainian forces as the aggressor and, consequently, responsible for all civilian casualties—public opinion toward Ukraine’s central […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

Baltics Battle Russia In Online Disinformation War 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, 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, View Original October 4th, 2017 Russia […]

Even In Death, The Spy Kim Philby Serves The Kremlin’s Purposes

  Excerpts: The betrayal of the 1949 Albania subversion operation, planned and executed by Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, Mr. Philby’s employer at the time, and the C.I.A., was one of the most disastrous episodes for Western intelligence during the Cold War. Similar subversive operations into western Ukraine also failed miserably.   Debate continues about how […]

Arming Ukraine Is A Sensible Option

Arming Ukraine is a Sensible Option  Sep 17, 2017  GSSR  Europe, International Security, Military & Defense, The Forum  0 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 […]

Captain Jack Blog: Analysis Of Ukraine’s Killer Drone – The Sokol Capitain Jack Blog Sokol Killer Drone Analysis On Sep 14 2017 a successful drone drone test has taken place in Ukraine. The Sokol (or Sokil – eng Falcon) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). But rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This was stated by Oleksandr Turchinov, […]

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 […]