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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 […]


EU firms help power China’s military rise

EU firms help power China’s military rise

As China boosts its military spending, rattling neighbors over territorial disputes at sea, an AFP investigation shows that European countries have approved billions in transfers of weapons and military-ready technology to the Asian giant. China’s air force relies on French-designed […]


Ukraine vs. Russia: military mismatch, but does that mean no contest?

Ukraine vs. Russia: military mismatch, but does that mean no contest?

Russia has the world’s second-ranked military after former Cold War foe the United States. The armed forces in Ukraine, a former republic in the ex-Soviet Union, are much, much smaller. But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Other factors come […]


Canada sends fighter jets to Eastern Europe

Canada sends fighter jets to Eastern Europe

Canada is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine was on the brink of civil war, […]


US ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

US ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word […]


 
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