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Why Does Trump Put Russia First?

Opinion The New York Times It’s exceedingly difficult to believe that no one told the president about the intelligence on Russian efforts to harm Americans…

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The US Navy returns to an increasingly militarized Arctic

By: David B. Larter May 12 at 5:00 AM WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s Barents Sea patrol is the latest sojourn into an increasingly militarized…





BREAKING NEWS Correction: An earlier alert misstated what Turkish officials said about a strike on their forces in Syria. They have not said Russia was behind it.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:28 PM EST The Turkish army suffered mass casualties in a strike in northwest Syria late Thursday, an attack that could…


Russia Strikes Turkish Forces in Syria, Turkey SaysRussia Strikes Turkish Forces in Syria, Turkey Says

The Turkish army suffered mass casualties in a Russian airstrike, Turkish officials say, an attack that could dramatically shift the course of the Syrian war….




Trump lashes out at Democrats in cheering his acquittal as Pelosi declares him ‘impeached forever’

By Toluse Olorunnipa and closeToluse OlorunnipaWhite House reporterEmailEmailBioBioFollowFollowMike DeBonis closeMike DeBonisCongressional reporter covering the House of RepresentativesEmailEmailBioBioFollowFollowFeb. 7, 2020 at 1:46 a.m. GMT+1 – For: THE WASHINGTON…





‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals

By Carol D. Leonnig and closeCarol D. LeonnigNational investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability EmailEmailBioBioFollowFollowPhilip Rucker closePhilip RuckerWhite House Bureau ChiefEmailEmailBioBioFollowFollowJan. 17, 2020…


Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. AmbassadorUkraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. Ambassador

A text message exchange including a businessman involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden suggested that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was being…


Lev Parnas, Key Player in Ukraine Affair, Completes Break With Trump and GiulianiLev Parnas, Key Player in Ukraine Affair, Completes Break With Trump and Giuliani

In an interview, he said the president knew everything about the effort to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and the 2016 election. By Kenneth…


Russian Premier Resigns as Putin Calls for Constitutional OverhaulRussian Premier Resigns as Putin Calls for Constitutional Overhaul

The unexpected move by Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev fueled speculation that President Vladimir V. Putin was maneuvering to stay in power when his term…



Pelosi Alerts House to Be Ready to Send Impeachment Articles Next Week Pelosi Alerts House to Be Ready to Send Impeachment Articles Next Week

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday on Capitol Hill. Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times By Nicholas Fandos For : The New York Times WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy…


Iran Says It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Airline

Collecting bodies after the crash on Wednesday in Tehran.Credit…Arash Khamooshi for The New York Times “The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake,”…



The U.S.-Iraqi Relationship Can Still Be Salvaged The Trump Administration Should Mend Fences and Retain a Vital Troop Presence By Meghan L. O’SullivanJanuary 7, 2020…


How to Avoid Another War in the Middle East

De-escalating After the Soleimani Strike By Kelly Magsamen January 4, 2020, FOREIGN AFFAIRS Killing the Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani may well have been the most…



Will Iran’s Response to the Soleimani Strike Lead to War?

What Tehran Is Likely to Do Next By Ilan GoldenbergJanuary 3, 2020 US FOREIGN AFFAIRS Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds…


2020 predictions: Trump will lose — if not in the Senate, then with the voters

By John LeBoutillier, opinion contributor — 01/01/20 02:30 PM EST The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill…


The US military ran the largest stress test of its sealift fleet in years. It’s in big trouble.

By: David B. Larter   1 day ago WASHINGTON – The U.S. Military’s massive transportation in September ordered the largest stress test of its wartime…



Suddenly, the Chinese Threat to Australia Seems Very RealSuddenly, the Chinese Threat to Australia Seems Very Real

After a businessman said Chinese agents sought to implant him in Parliament, that revelation and other espionage cases have finally signaled the end of a…



Saudis Had No Intel On Iranian Oil Strikes; Mossad, Bibi Brief Defense Cabinet

Israeli sources said the Saudis had no clue something might happen. “It seems that the Americans were also in the dark, which is very worrying….


Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say

By Michael Schwirtz The New York Times First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and…






The Navy Is Back In Iceland, But Left Its Carrier At Home

The 2nd Fleet wants to “decentralize decision making and allow the on-scene commander to take the initiative,” Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis says. By   Paul…


Whistle-Blower Is Said to Allege Concerns About White House Handling of Ukraine Call

New details have emerged about the intelligence officer who raised alarms about the president’s pressure on Ukraine to open inquiries that could benefit him politically….



Esper Exhorts Allies To Ban Chinese 5G: Britain’s Huawei Dilemma

London is on the verge of a much-delayed and debated decision about allowing Huawei to build “non-core” components of its 5G network. By   Sydney…



Coming Soon to the United Nations: Chinese Leadership and Authoritarian Values

As Washington Steps Back, Beijing Will Take Charge By Kristine LeeSeptember 16, 2019 For many years, the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly…



German, Norwegian officials huddle over joint submarine program

By: Sebastian Sprenger   April 30 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebook345Share to TwitterTwitterShare to E-postEmailShare to Mer…AddThis52 COLOGNE, Germany — Senior German and Norwegian defense…


EU defense ambitions may come up short, audit warns

By: Martin Banks   1 day ago AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebook10Share to TwitterTwitterShare to E-postEmailShare to Mer…AddThis6 BRUSSELS – European Union member states’ current…






America Adrift: ‘Bringing The World To Crisis”

Air Warfare, Allies, Naval Warfare, Pentagon, Threats The Trump administration has watered down U.S. global leadership to coercive deal-making. The dangerous contours of a world…






Sweden to join British ‘Tempest’ next-gen fighter push

A visitor sits in the model of the Tempest fighter jet during the Farnborough Airshow, southwest of London, on July 16, 2018. The jet design lacks a traditional cockpit display, instead relying on a virtual HUD projected through the pilot’s helmet. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)




















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,…












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…



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…



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”…





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…