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First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests. The Vladivostok had left docks at 3:30 a.m. local time (1:30 GMT), but was forced […]


Ukraine in NATO would be ‘unprecedented challenge': Russia

Ukraine in NATO would be ‘unprecedented challenge': Russia

Russia said emphatically on Tuesday it did not want Ukraine to become a NATO member, describing such a possibility as an “unprecedented challenge to European security”. “Ukraine in NATO would be an unprecedented challenge to European security, the biggest since […]


Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound in investment, the market as a whole will remain largely flat over the near term, according […]


NATO Leaders Take Decisions to Ensure Robust Alliance

NATO Leaders Take Decisions to Ensure Robust Alliance

The Alliance’s 28 leaders at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) agreed on a Readiness Action Plan to strengthen NATO’s collective defence and to ensure the Alliance is ready to deal with any challenge. “This is a demonstration […]


NATO Looking to Step Up Protection In Eastern Europe

NATO Looking to Step Up Protection In Eastern Europe

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is meeting this Thursday and Friday to go over ways to offer better protection in Eastern Europe. The military alliance is considering the creation of a rapid reaction force. This summit will probably be […]


Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops inside Ukraine number between 1,000 and […]


Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe

Ukraine crisis forces NATO back to basics in Europe

The Ukraine crisis is forcing NATO back to the basics of collective defence in Europe as Russia seeks to restore influence in its Soviet era backyard, analysts and officials said. NATO leaders meeting Thursday and Friday in Wales must now […]


Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat

Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as […]


Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said here today. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Russian military forces are part of […]


 
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