Could this plan have worked?
Key Point: This plan was not workable on a large scale.
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union had so many hundreds of deadly submarines at sea that Western war planners willing to try...
Thanks to NATO.
Key point: Eighteen years later, Poland still operates around 30 MiG-29s alongside F-16s and old Su-22s.
Russia's MiG-29 first flew in 1977. Forty-two years later it's one of the most numerous warplanes in the...
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It is no secret that Turkey is becoming increasingly Islamized under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and its new Islamic finance laws herald its full adoption of Sharia. Turkey should have long ago been thrown out of NATO. “Turkey...
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On 8 January, Donald Trump announced that he would ask NATO to increase its involvement in "the Middle East process" during his address to the nation. International observers have weighed up whether Trump's "NATO-ME" initiative is what the region...
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Ukraine’s Prime Minister announced earlier this week that NATO and the Ukrainian Armed Forces will hold joint military exercises in the Black Sea region, the latest in Kiev’s ongoing effort to secure membership...
Related topics: Ukraine, Military, Kiev
The statement comes as President Donald Trump has repeatedly demanded that the US’ NATO allies do more in terms of their involvement into Middle Eastern affairs. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg agreed with Trump's view after tensions between the US...
Related topics: Emmanuel Macron, Military, Donald Trump, Iran
A former U.S. ambassador to NATO offered some unsolicited advice to the next U.S. president for reducing the threat of nuclear war.
A former U.S. ambassador to NATO offered some unsolicited advice to the next U.S. president...
Macedonia has existed, technically, for only about a year. Not the nation
itself—that country, an outgrowth of the Yugoslavian collapse, will soon be
entering its fourth decade as an independent polity. But “North Macedonia” only
The Swedish man had for many years worked with some of the nation's top secrets. Not only did he make a career in the military intelligence service and work for the defence group Saab, he also held high military positions abroad – despite lacking...
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NATO Flounders In The Middle East
Authored by Brian Cloughley via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
Never reluctant to poke its nose into regions where it has no commitments or relevance, the Nato military alliance is stumbling round...
Related topics: Military, Iraq
A vital job.
Key point: Washington is hoping that armed and trained civilians could spot and help stop a Russian invasion before it seized territory. Ever since Russia attacked Ukraine, American soldiers have...
Related topics: Russia, Ukraine
Security, Middle East
Donald Trump wants the U.S.-European alliance to do more work in the Middle East. But are America’s allies on board with his counter-Iran campaign?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a flurry of phone calls...
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The Russian military upgraded its tactical missile units with Iskander-M launchers throughout 2019, with the systems replacing the older Tochka-U missile systems. Capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear payloads, the mobile, high-precision...
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Alan W. Dowd
Our alliances represent shared values, shared interests, shared history and shared sacrifice.
President Donald Trump, who generally zigs-zags his way across the policy landscape, has been remarkably consistent about...
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CETO, NATO, & A Counter-Factual Post Cold War History
Authored by Patrick Armstrong via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind
Since 2001, thousands of American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan to Taliban insurgents, with 2019 being considered one of the deadliest years in terms of the number of people killed.
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According to NATO's nuclear weapons obligations, dating back to the Cold War, German planes are to carry US bombs in the event of an atomic strike. Although the country’s Tornado fighter jets are close to the end of their operational life and...
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US NATO ally Turkey has been increasingly distancing itself from Washington recently over their ongoing row over Ankara's purchase of Russian air defence systems.
Related topics: Turkey, Russia, Ankara
Bomb Hits Foreign Troops In Afghanistan
Reuters has confirmed that a roadside bomb has hit a convoy of US troops on Saturday operating in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar.
NATO spokesman and an Afghan government...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Reuters