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March 2016

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…


How the improved F-22 trains for future wars (with F-35s)

Oriana Pawlyk, Air Force Times 11:56 a.m. EST March 12, 2016   An F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force…


More Russian nuclear saber-rattling?

Reuters and the newspaper L’Obs reported last week that the French navy in January detected a Russian ballistic missile submarine off the French Atlantic coast…


How Good Is Russian Electronic Warfare? (Part I)

Posted on October 27, 2015 | 3 Comments There’s been a slow accumulation of hysteria about this in the West since Russia’s invasion of Crimea…


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