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Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation. Lithuania’s defence ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite […]


US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian “aggression.” The US House of Representatives approved the resolution in a broadly bipartisan 348-48 vote, heaping further pressure on […]


Russia Threatens Denmark with Nuclear Missiles If It Joins NATO Shield

Russia Threatens Denmark with Nuclear Missiles If It Joins NATO Shield

Russia has threatened to target Danish warships with nuclear missiles if Copenhagen joins NATO’s missile-defense system. Russian Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin told the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on March 22 that in joining the missile-defense system it would “become a […]


France displaces Britain as key US military ally

France displaces Britain as key US military ally

Once a source of irritation for the United States, France has nudged aside Britain to become the US military’s key European partner. The growing ties between the two militaries were on display this month when France’s top military officer, General […]


NATO allies come to grips with Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’

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NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare, a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s use of anonymous […]


Fabrique Nationale Herstal P-90: The modern Personal Defense Weapon

Fabrique Nationale Herstal P-90: The modern Personal Defense Weapon

The Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FNH, or simply FN) P-90 was born out of the need for a modern and updated solution as a means to enable combat support and non-frontline military personnel to defend themselves against potential enemy attack. The […]


Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday […]


NATO Prepares for Challenges from East, South

NATO Prepares for Challenges from East, South

NATO commanders are putting in place the infrastructure that will allow the alliance to adapt to new threats, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the press yesterday at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium. Stoltenberg spoke alongside Air […]


Germany warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences to arming Ukraine

Germany warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences to arming Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday argued against arming Ukraine during a trip to Washington where support is growing for delivering weapons to help Kiev battle pro-Russian separatists. “I understand that many of you are calling for a more […]


 
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