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NATO keeps mum on ‘Baltic brigade’ request: Lithuania

NATO keeps mum on ‘Baltic brigade’ request: Lithuania

Vilnius: NATO has vowed to hold “continuous” military exercises in eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade, Lithuania said Wednesday. In May, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formally […]


NATO, US Muscle Flexing Pulls Nukes Back Into Global Game of Thrones

NATO, US Muscle Flexing Pulls Nukes Back Into Global Game of Thrones

NATO’s military buildup on Russia’s borders, as well as the US muscle flexing in Europe has resulted in what German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung called a return to nuclear deterrence. Five years ago, in 2010, the leaders of Russia and the […]


Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

An Abrams M1A2 Main Battle Tank is offloaded from a cargo truck, June 18, 2015, and is soon loaded into an Air Force C17 Globemaster III aircraft, which is headed to Bulgaria.

The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe. The heavily armored tank, weighing nearly 70 tons, […]


NATO head says alliance to more than double rapid response force size

NATO Rapid Reaction Force

Brussels: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis. “NATO […]


NATO Rapid Reaction Force Trains In Poland

NATO Rapid Reaction Force Trains In Poland

This year, NATO is conducting its largest maneuver since the end of the Cold War. Now the rapid action forces, established last autumn, are displaying their fighting skills. Barbara Wesel reports from Poland. “Birdman” is the name that maneuver planners […]


Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. The visit comes as officials say the military bloc’s activity […]


NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Around 2,100 soldiers […]


US Unlikely to Deploy Missiles to Europe

US Unlikely to Deploy Missiles to Europe

The United States is not likely to place nuclear or conventional ground-based cruise and ballistic missiles in response to alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, experts told Sputnik. The United States has accused Russia of conducting […]


Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia must defend itself if threatened, as the US warned against a return to a “Cold War status” after Moscow announced plans to boost its nuclear arsenal. The declaration from the Kremlin strongman […]


Russia Would Retaliate to Pentagon Weapon Stationing Plan: Official

Russia Would Retaliate to Pentagon Weapon Stationing Plan: Official

Moscow has strongly criticized a proposed United States initiative to station military equipment along NATO’s eastern border. It would be the most aggressive act since the Cold War, a Russian defense official said. According to the Russian news agency Interfax, […]


 
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