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Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. “Poland needs to stand up to Russia,” the Nobel Peace laureate, who spearheaded Poland’s […]


US Approves JASSM and F-16 Upgrade Sale to Poland

US Approves JASSM and F-16 Upgrade Sale to Poland

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and F-16 Operational Flight Plan upgrades, associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. […]


Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

The Ukrainian government accused Russia on Thursday of massing around 4,000 troops on the border of Russian-annexed Crimea and Ukraine, as multiple Crimean residents also reported seeing troop movements. “According to our information, almost all military units of the Russian […]


Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu told a meeting of […]


US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and […]


Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training, with a ceremony yesterday, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014. Rapid Trident is an annual U.S. Army Europe-conducted, Ukrainian-led […]


China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a “helping hand” in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. The two leaders met in […]


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 […]


 
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