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It Doesn’t Matter if Ecuador Can Afford This Dam. China Still Gets Paid.

A giant dam was supposed to help lift Ecuador out of poverty. Instead, it’s part of a national scandal, and a future tethered to China….

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Breaking News :The US Navy’s new command puts Russia in the crosshairs

By: David B. Larter and Mark D. Faram   3 days ago 2.9K163 An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81 prepares to…


Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn

Leaders of American intelligence agencies testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Credit Lawrence Jackson for The New York Times   By MATTHEW ROSENBERG,…


Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Backed Syria Attack

By IVAN NECHEPURENKO, NEIL MacFARQUHAR and THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFFFEB. 13, 2018   American special forces in Manbij, Syria, near the border with Turkey, this month. Credit…


The Norwegian Menace – Should We Build a Wall to Keep Them Out?

Tomgram: Ann Jones, Posted by Ann Jones at 7:47am, January 23, 2018. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch By Ann Jone In the past couple of…


DB – DIGITAL BATTLESPACE ADECS 2018: Chinese SIGINT capabilities sound alarm bells

31st January 2018 – 12:01 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore RSS The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) facilities on Woody Island in the Spratlys…


The Pentagon is planning for war with China and Russia — can it handle both?

By: Aaron Mehta   3 hours ago 27717 On display during a People’s Liberation Army Air Force parade are Shenyang J-16s, foreground, and J-11Bs, background….


Did Russia Use the NRA to Help Trump? FBI Wants to Know.

The feds are reportedly investigating if accused money launderer sent cash to the group. That’s on top of heavy Kremlin outreach to them during the…


Fusion GPS: Kremlin ‘Purged’ Suspected Spies After Trump Dossier Release

In an interview with House intel committee, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson claimed the Kremlin tried to eliminate U.S. intel sources after the Trump dossier…


Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error

By ADAM NAGOURNEY, DAVID E. SANGER and JOHANNA BARRJAN. 13, 2018 An image of the alert sent to cellphones on Saturday morning. An early-morning emergency…


From Norway to Haiti, Trump’s comments Stir Fresh Outrage

By HENRIK PRYSER LIBELL and CATHERINE PORTERJAN. 11, 2018 President Trump with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway at the White House on Wednesday. Credit…


Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender

By MATT APUZZOOCT. 30, 2017 Paul Manafort, President Trump’s campaign chairman, at the Republican National Convention in July. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York…


Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool

By CLIFFORD KRAUSSOCT. 29, 2017   President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, right, met with President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela at the Kremlin this month….


Russia May Be Testing Its GPS Spoofing Capabilities Around The Black Sea Preparing for a world where GPS connectivity isn’t guaranteed sure isn’t convenient but it may be entirely necessary.

By Tyler RogowayAugust 16, 2017 James Cridland/wikicommons SHARE Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway’s Articles twitter.com/Aviation_Intel A consensus is building that Russia has been experimenting with the…


Is The Arctic The Next South China Sea? Not Likely

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on August 04, 2017 at 3:30 PM Polar bears investigate the surfaced submarine USS Honolulu     WASHINGTON: Oil, gas,…


Russias Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

By MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITTJULY 31, 2017 Continue reading the main story Photo A Russian tank exercise in 2013 outside Grodno, Belarus. Credit…


Congress likely to tie Trumps hands on Russia sanctions

  Language empowering Congress to block Trump from any attempt to ease or end sanctions is going to stay in this bill, Sen. Bob Corker…


Chinese warships en route to Baltic Sea

  The Chinese armada is heading to Europe, as Beijing and Moscow look to boost their strategic ties. The next iteration of their “Joint Sea”…


New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump’s foreign trip

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for his first international trip as president, including stops in Saudi Arabia,…


Russia’s National Guard to Monitor Social Networks

May 19, 2017 — 17:30 — Update: May. 19 2017 — 15:09 Maxim Marmur / AP Russia’s National Guard is planning to train IT experts…


Russia’s military build-up has polar countries on edge. But don’t worry — bullets aren’t flying yet

Hot Air, Cold War: How Russia Spooks Its Arctic Neighbors May 19, 2017 — 13:27 — Update: May. 19 2017 — 10:26 By Matthew Bodner…


The North Korea Gambit – Time to understand the Psycological Trap

  Update of post from 31.may 2015 Author: Former Analyst & Practitioner Terje B. «Indications and Warning» (I&W) became a key issue in the intelligence world…


Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email.

 New York Times.  Opinion By MAX READMARCH 31, 2017  Credit Mike McQuade In the weeks after Donald J. Trump won the election, a schism threatened…


Medvedev is Out: Anti-Corruption Protests Cost Russia’s Prime Minister his Future

The race for the premiership during Putin’s 4th term has just begun March 29, 2017 — 19:51 — Update: 19:53 By Mikhail Fishman March 29,…


Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties: senator

 Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts By Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A…



Trump’s Obama obsession

  The president finds his predecessor to be a convenient foil as he wades through persistent controversy. By Edward-Isaac Dovere 03/04/17 11:55 AM EST Updated…


U.N. Investigators Say Syria Bombed Convoy and Did So Deliberately

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE and ANNE BARNARDMARCH 1, 2017 United Nations investigators said on Wednesday that the Syrian Air Force deliberately bombed a humanitarian aid convoy…


House panel to probe possible Russia-Trump campaign collusion -Democrat

 Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) waves after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron WASHINGTON The U.S. House…


Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

  By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, ADAM GOLDMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTMARCH 1, 2017 President Obama in December. Some in his administration feared that intelligence about Russian…


Trump’s new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm…


The Pentagon could send conventional military forces into Syria

By: Andrew deGrandpre, Michelle Tan and Shawn Snow, February 15, 2017 (Photo Credit: Army photo) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an…


Donald the Weak – Trump may aspire to be a strongman, but he’s proving to be an exceptionally ineffectual president.

By Matthew A. Miller February 12, 2017 Donald Trump ran for president boasting of his supposedly legendary negotiating and management skills while promising that he…


Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup

The Obama-appointed chief information security officer was charged with keeping the president and his staff safe from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers. By…


Former NSA contractor indicted over 50TB gov’t classified data theft

The former contractor reportedly spent 20 years pilfering government secrets and helping himself to the cream of the NSA’s hacking tools library. By Charlie Osborne…


Treason Through the FSB Looking Glass

Why ‘espionage’ arrests at the heart of Russia’s security services are not all that they seem Jan 30, 2017 — 16:00 — Update: Jan. 30…


The leaked Trump-Russia dossier rings frighteningly true

There is factual confusion in this document but its depiction of the Kremlin’s tactics is sound By Andrei Soldatov The Kremlin has dismissed the stories…


McCain says Russia testing U.S. in Ukraine, urges Trump to hit back

A screen, showing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual end-of-year news conference, is on display in Simferopol, Crimea, December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov By Doina Chiacu…


F-35 Dominates At Red Flag With 15:1 Kill Rate

The U.S. Air Force’s F-35A made its debut at the toughest Red Flag yet, and not only dominated the air space but made the legacy…


Amid Trump’s NATO Blasts, U.S. Marines’ Norway Mission Goes On

U.S. Marine landing in Norway irks Russia Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World…


Russia will not expel anyone in response to U.S. sanctions, Putin says

  U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk into a photo opportunity before their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in…


U.S. ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral

  By Colin Packham | SYDNEY SYDNEY The United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South…


Obama: Vladimir Putin Definitely Maybe Knew About Hacks

President Obama didn’t come right out and say it but it was pretty clear at his last press conference of 2016, that he thought the…


China Seizes US Underwater Drone, Fortifies Disputed Islets

  By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.on December 16, 2016 at 3:40 PM Survey ship USNS Bowditch WASHINGTON: The same day the US Navy made its…


Obama Says U.S. Will Retaliate for Russia’s Election Meddling

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and DAVID E. SANGERDEC. 15, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump at a “thank you” rally in West Allis, Wis., on Tuesday.CreditTodd…


Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources

  World News | Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 1:44pm EST Russian military jets are seen at Hmeymim air base in Syria, June 18, 2016….


The Next President Will Face a Cyber Crisis. Here’s How to Handle It

  Orhan Cam/Shutterstock.com By Joseph Marks November 7, 2016 7 Comments The next U.S. president will face a cyber landscape of unparalleled complexity with little…


German defense minister wants EU military to match NATO

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference with Iraq’s Kurdistan region’s President Massoud Barzani in Erbil, Iraq, September 23, 2016….


US Marines plan to protect Sweden via Norway

  28/10/2016  By Kjetil Stormark BACKDOOR: The US Marines want to train to be able to send a brigade to Sweden, through Norway, in case of a…


Norwegian Government Follows Up Long Term Defence Plan with Significant Budget Increase

11.10.2016 // The Norwegian Government this week followed up on the new Long Term Defence Plan presented in June with a 2017-budget that involves a…


NATO seeks to manage Russia’s new military deployments

By Robin Emmott | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS President Vladimir Putin’s high-profile military deployments aim to showcase Russian power in any global confrontation with the West, NATO…


Britain, U.S. sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg briefs the media during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir…


Government alleges former NSA contractor stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of classified data over 20 years

The inside track on Washington politics. The National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Ellen Nakashima National Security October 20 at 5:42…


Iraqi army’s elite force pauses advance near Mosul

Iraqi special forces soldiers drive in a desert near Mosul, Iraq October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic 1/9 By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli | EAST…


NATO says Russian battle group may be used against Aleppo civilians

HMS Richmond (L) and HMS Duncan (R) monitor the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsovon as it proceeds through the North Sea. Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright…


Commentary: Why Putin is unleashing his only aircraft carrier

A photo taken from a Norwegian surveillance aircraft shows Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in international waters off the coast of Northern Norway on October…


Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

Head of the Finnish government’s communication department Markku Mantila speaks at his office in Helsinki, Finland, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Tuomas Forsell By Jussi Rosendahl and…


U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

Stacks of bread are seen at a damaged site after an airstrike in the rebel-held Bab al-Maqam neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail By Jonathan…


U.S. formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

  Politics | Fri Oct 7, 2016 | 6:45pm EDT The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016….


U.S. House panel slams former NSA contractor Snowden

http://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hpsci_snowden_review_-_unclass_summary_-_final.pdf   Edward Snowden speaks via video link during a news conference in New York City, U.S. September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid By Mark Hosenball…


Kerry said he lost argument to back Syria diplomacy with force: NYT

(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pose for a photo before a Middle East Quartet Principals Meeting during…


U.S. puts military option back on the table in Syria

World News | Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 2:27am EDT Stacks of bread are seen at a damaged site after an airstrike in the rebel-held…


NATO Not Ready As Russian Sub Threat Rises

Russia’s most advanced attack submarine, the Severodvinsk class. (Navy graphic) Print 91 Comments Intel & Cyber, Sea, Strategy & Policy By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr….


Kerry’s ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boards a boat for a cruise through Boston harbor with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, European Union High Representative…


Russia’s Problem-Prone Aircraft Carrier Heading to Syria

Sep. 21 2016 — 19:00 — Update: 19:10 Deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov. YouTube The flagship of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier,…


Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to salvage ceasefire

By Yara Bayoumy and Tom Perry | UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia and the Syrian government immediately…


U.S. Officials Say Russia Probably Attacked U.N. Humanitarian Convoy

By ERIC SCHMITT, MICHAEL R. GORDON and SOMINI SENGUPTASEPT. 20, 2016 The ruins of the convoy on Tuesday. “We know the plane in question was…


U.S.-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency U.N. meeting

U.S.: ‘Not our intention’ to strike Syrian personnel 01:53 By Angus McDowall and Andrew Osborn | BEIRUT/MOSCOW U.S.-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of…


Russian Jet Flies Within 10 Feet of US Spy Plane: Defense Official

A Russian jet zoomed within just 10 feet of a U.S. Navy spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the latest in a string…


Could a tiny islet in the South China Sea be key to maritime dominance by Beijing?

Photographs of apparent Chinese coast guard ships and barges at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea were released by the Philippine government…


Pentagon Study Urges ‘Immediate Action’ On Thinking Weapons; VCJCS Selva Cautious

  Terminator army (credit: Warner Brothers)   WASHINGTON: Should the United States build physical and cyber Terminators, weapons that do not have a human in the…


Chinese Threaten Japan, Australia Over South China Sea; Time For US FON Ops?

By Colin Clark on August 23, 2016 at 2:47 PM Defense News Photo: USS William P. Lawrence WASHINGTON: What are China’s intentions in the South…


Commentary: Evidence points to another Snowden at the NSA

By James Bamford In the summer of 1972, state-of-the-art campaign spying consisted of amateur burglars, armed with duct tape and microphones, penetrating the headquarters of…


Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria

Published July 22, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre5956 Email Print   Russian warplanes fly in the sky over the Mediterranean coastal city of Latakia (Reuters)…




‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say

UNMASKED http://www.thedailybeast.com/contributors/shane-harris.html 07.26.16 6:43 PM ET The hacker who claimed to compromise the DNC swore he was Romanian. But new research shows he worked directly…


Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

ISTANBUL/ANKARA | By Daren Butler and Orhan Coskun Reuters/Baz Ratner ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group…


Kerry’s Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

WASHINGTON | By Yara Bayoumy, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a…


Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing

World | Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:03am EDT Related: World, China, South China Sea WASHINGTON | By Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom Chinese dredging vessels…



Obama proposes new military partnership with Russia in Syria

  Smoke rises from a warplane bomb that dropped in Aleppo, Syria, on June 4. (Uncredited/Civil Defense Directorate in Liberated Province of Aleppo via Associated…


Russia’s attack on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria puzzles, frustrates the Pentagon

Andrew Tilghman, Military Times 5:53 p.m. EDT June 23, 2016 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, third left, visits the Hemeimeem air base on June 18,…


51 U.S. Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria

By MARK LANDLERJUNE 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy…


Kerry accuses Russia, Assad over Syrian government assault on Aleppo

FINSTADJORDET, Norway | By Lesley Wroughton U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the Oslo Forum at Losby Gods, June 15, 2016, in Finstadjordet,…


Kerry: Russian Fighter Jets in Syria Raise Serious Questions

The Associated Press Sep. 20 2015 18:45 Last edited 18:46 Evan Vucci / Pool / ReutersU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry steps off his plane…


Denmark F-35 Buy Goes Official

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 11:51 a.m. EDT June 9, 2016 Denmark has officially selected the F-35A as its next-generation fighter.(Photo: Lockheed Martin) WASHINGTON — Denmark has…


Finland, Russia in Talks Over NATO Relationship

Gerard O’Dwyer, Defense News 11:59 a.m. EDT June 9, 2016 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, shows the way to his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini…


Sweden, US Agree to Closer Defense Collaboration

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 2:03 p.m. EDT June 8, 2016 Sweden and the US agreed to tighten the defense relationship between the two nations.(Photo: Andreas…


US On China: Cooperate Where We Can, Confront Where We Must

  By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on June 04, 2016 at 3:51 AM (L-R) Adm. Jonathan Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; Adm. Harry Harris, commander…


The hit on the Taliban leader sent a signal to Pakistan

  By: Bruce Riedel The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an American drone strike is a significant but not fatal blow to…


US Sees Potential for Future Norwegian Defense Cooperation

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 12:31 p.m. EDT May 24, 2016 Norwegian Deputy Defense Minister Øystein Bø, left, speaks with US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob…


Saudi Arabia says time may be coming for “Plan B” on Syria

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir arrives to attend a meeting about Syria at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris, France, on May 9,…


US Supports Drive for Nordic Defense Cooperation

Gerard O’Dwyer, Defense News 5:05 p.m. EDT May 18, 2016 US President Barack Obama escorts the leaders of the Nordic countries along the White House…


Norwegian Official: Maritime Focus for NATO at Warsaw

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 4:39 p.m. EDT May 19, 2016 NATO members participate in the alliance’s Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea last…


Norway Eyes P-3 Replacement, ISR Capabilities

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 2:39 p.m. EDT May 19, 2016 Øystein Bø, Norway’s deputy defense minister(Photo: Norwegian Defense Forces WASHINGTON — As Norway eyes the completion of…


Russian Aggression Driving Swedish Gripen, Sub Investments

May 17, 2016 Tony Osborne | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Gripen: Saab Node region Advertisement STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s investment in new Gripen fighters and…


U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA | By Michelle Nichols and John Irish A clothing shop displays its merchandise beside a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret…


Vladimir Putin, explained

  Is the West misreading Russian President Vladimir Putin? Brookings Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the United States and Europe Fiona Hill…


US To Assume Higher Profile in Nordic Exercises

By Gerard O’Dwyer 12:10 p.m. EST February 27, 2016 The Cold Response exercise in Norway will feature 14 countries.(Photo: Norwegian armed forces) HELSINKI — The Pentagon’s…


Russians step up presence on Svalbard

    A new research center is to boost Russian activities in the area, government says. The satellite station on the photo is Norwegian. Photo:…


U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint press conference on March 24, 2016, following their meeting…


U.S.-Russian relations beyond Obama

Vladimir Putin certainly has a remarkable ability to woo American presidents and presidential aspirants. The budding bromance between the Russian strongman and Donald Trump is…


U.N. envoy urges Obama, Putin to save Syria truce, peace process

GENEVA The United Nations mediator on Thursday called on the leaders of the United States and the Russian Federation to salvage the “barely alive” two-month-old…


Syrian peace talks in quagmire as rebels prepare for more war

GENEVA/BEIRUT | By John Irish, Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Perry GENEVA/BEIRUT Syria’s fragile peace talks might not resume for at least a year if they…


A Bigger Bludgeon: Putin’s Man Put in Charge of New National Guard

By Mikhail Fishman Kirill Kallinikov / RIA NovostiVictor Zolotov, head of the new National Guard, has been at Putin’s side since the early 1990s. When…


How Putin Changed the Balance of Power Among Russia’s Elite (Op-Ed)

Kirill Kallinikov / RIA NovostiViktor Zolotov has been appointed to the Security Council, signifying his high-rank within Russia’s siloviki. Nikolai Petrov As is often the case…


Get ready: Syria will need peacekeepers

  Editors’ Note: One key to a serious Syria strategy is recognizing that an international peacekeeping force will almost surely be needed someday, in order…


Norwegian Defense Command Calls for Budget Increase

Gerard O’Dwyer, Defense News 12:10 p.m. EDT April 14, 2016 A Norwegian soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force looks through his scope during…


Cave-Dwellers: Inside the US Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway

By Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News 1:13 a.m. EST February 19, 2016 US Marine Corps Vehicles in Underground Norwegian Network Await Next Assignment Rows of…


US Army Chief Sounds Alarm: Military at ‘High Risk’

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The United States can’t save Egypt from itself

  More… Editors’ Note: On March 23, the Working Group on Egypt sent a letter to President Obama urging him to publicly and privately object…


Ties between Germany and Russia enter new chill

BERLIN | By Paul Carrel and Andreas Rinke Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia,…


Why Russia is accountable if the Syrian ceasefire fails

  More… Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration of victory in Syria has already been eclipsed by his announcement on his willingness to use military force…


Analysis – A Chinese Way of War – CRS Warning for America’s China Watchers

Wendell Minnick, Defense News 4:24 p.m. EDT March 29, 2016 J-10 Fighter, 2012 Zhuhai Airshow(Photo: Wendell Minnick) TAIPEI, Taiwan — A new paper by the…


Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles, drawing angry China response

  YONAGUNI, Japan | By Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly Members of Japan’s Self Defence Force hold an opening ceremony of a new military base…


What is Riyadh’s endgame in Lebanon?

  Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) speaks during a joint news conference with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at…


The ulterior motive behind Russia’s partial Syria withdrawal

With great fanfare and “surprise” Russia once again seemingly out-maneuvered Western leadership in Syria. While much ink has been spilled debating whether President Vladimir Putin…


Russia To Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands, Defense Minister Says

Agence France-Presse 2:42 p.m. EDT March 25, 2016 Russian soldiers launch an “Eleron 3” unmanned aerial vehicle during joint Kyrgyz-Russian military exercises at the Ala-Too…


F-35 Will Fly Until 2070 — Six Years Longer Than Planned

Lara Seligman, Defense News 7:34 p.m. EDT March 24, 2016 An F-35A takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014.(Photo: Airman 1st…