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Should Europe Rebuild Tank Forces?

Should Europe Rebuild Tank Forces?

Russia’s recent adventurism in Europe, most notably the massing of armor and mechanized units along the border with Ukraine, has prompted defense officials in Europe and the United States to do something they haven’t done in nearly twenty years: assess […]


US sends another warship to the Black Sea

US sends another warship to the Black Sea

The US Navy is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea, the Pentagon said Tuesday, the latest bid by Washington to to reassure allies worried over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. “I can confirm the Vella Gulf, a Navy […]


Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

Russia said Monday it had ordered troops near the border with Ukraine to return to their bases, just days ahead of a crucial presidential vote aimed at bringing the country out of deep crisis. In a move that could ease […]


Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

According to the German magazine Spiegel, NATO is examining scenarios in the event of a Russian military move in Eastern Europe. Alarm bells are already ringing in eastern states, and NATO is keen to show it could cope. The article, […]


US Announces More Exercises with East European Allies, Partners

US Announces More Exercises with East European Allies, Partners

The United States has begun a new military exercise with Estonia amid no indication of a Russian troop pullback from its border with Ukraine. Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren announced today that Exercise Spring Storm began earlier this week. […]


US sanctions against Russia’s space industry affect Europeans

US sanctions against Russia’s space industry affect Europeans

US sanctions against the Russian space industry are actually targeted against another competitor of the Americans – European companies, a source in the Russian space and rocket sector told Interfax-AVN on Wednesday. “Formally the US sanctions impede the export of […]


Russia to reinforce Crimea fleet: minister

Russia to reinforce Crimea fleet: minister

Russia plans to reinforce its Black Sea Fleet based in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in March, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. “This year, the Black Sea fleet will receive (new) submarines and new-generation ships,” Shoigu said […]


Eastern Europe troop surge could become permanent: general

Eastern Europe troop surge could become permanent: general

NATO’s troop build-up in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine could become permanent, the military alliance’s top general said Tuesday. NATO countries drew down their defense budgets following the end of the Cold War, as they started to […]


Ukraine on ‘combat alert’ as rebels gain ground

Ukraine on ‘combat alert’ as rebels gain ground

Ukraine’s armed forces are on “full combat alert” against a possible Russian invasion, Kiev said Wednesday, as authorities admitted they were “helpless” to prevent pro-Kremlin insurgents tightening their grip on the increasingly chaotic east of the country. Rebels stormed the […]


 
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