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A B61 nuclear bomb on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA. "Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. and NATO further decreased the importance of TNWs in their strategic doctrines and failed to modernize their TNWs. Russia, on the other hand, has modernized its TNWs," ...
Developed in the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, novichoks are a group of advanced nerve agents designed to circumvent chemical weapons treaties and penetrate protective gear used by NATO forces. They are made of two non-toxic components that become lethal only when mixed ...

This has been damaged in recent years by tensions in trans-Atlantic relations, Washington's calls for greater military burden-sharing and divisions over the last Iraq War. Nowadays, however, it is highly questionable whether NATO (let alone Central Europe) bears any game-changing potential when it ...
Serbia's defense minister has blasted the top NATO general for saying that one of the biggest threats for Europe is increasing Russian influence in the ... its historic Slavic ties with Serbia to destabilize the Balkans, which has seen the worst carnage in Europe since World War II during the breakup of former ...
Russia and NATO are escalating a war of words that could quickly devolve into an international arms race. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a bellicose speech boasting that his country has weapons that would render international missile defense systems "completely useless," North ...

Given the deterioration in relations between the U.S. and Turkey, it is imaginable that for the first time, war could break out between two NATO member states. American support for Kurdish forces is only one of several critical factors that has strained U.S.-Turkish relations. After the botched coup of 2016, ...
Nazi forces devoted tremendous effort to kill millions of Jews and many other victims of all sexes and ages. Many other citizens were killed by the natural consequences of unnatural war, such as starvation and flight. The essential problem was violence, not gender. NATO's chief responsibility is to deter wars ...
United States troops joined with 25 other nations to take part in a 3,700-strong drill that has been billed as Europe's "largest artillery exercise" since the end of the Cold War. The exercise, called Dynamic Front 18, is an annual event for U.S. forces deployed in Europe and one of several run by the military ...
A new report from the Rand Corporation warned that NATO would be overwhelmed by superior Russian firepower in the event of war in Eastern Europe, despite years of trying to strengthen its forces in the region. If war were to break out, the report warns, Russia could quickly overrun the Baltic region and ...
But the two additional bases in Germany and the US represent only a mild rearmament compared to Cold War levels when NATO had several dozen bases and active headquarters. According to the alliance's own figures, the trans-Atlantic alliance currently has seven headquarters, and under 10,000 ...
In 2018, Russia today is rebuilding its post-Soviet military into a force capable of fighting a large-scale war with NATO. Russia's Western frontiers are seeing new mechanized divisions form up, with soldiers wearing new uniforms and carrying the latest hardware. They have new rifles, tanks, radios and advanced electronic ...
But the two additional bases in Germany and the US represent only a mild rearmament compared to Cold War levels, when NATO had several dozen bases and active headquarters. According to the alliance's own figures, it currently has seven headquarters, and under 10,000 of its own personnel.
The risk that an armed conflict will break out between Russia and European NATO members has increased over the past year thanks to the erosion of arms-control agreements and tensions over military exercises, according to the annual Munich Security Report. The report, released Thursday before the ...
It said countries in Eastern Europe were struggling in "an environment of contested security," caught between the European Union and NATO on one side and Russia on the other, at a time when the EU's Eastern Partnership policy had "lost its steam" and there was little chance of NATO taking in more ...
While the Russian military has been pursuing an aggressive modernization program of its armed forces, with varying degrees of success, its military leaders recognize that Russia is not able to ultimately win a conventional war against the United States, much less the United States and NATO. It may be able ...
Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave annexed from Germany by the Soviet Union after World war 2, is situated along the Baltic Coast and has been called the "most dangerous place in Europe". Russia has said previous deployments of Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad, a slice of Russia wedged between Poland ...

What we have in the case of Libya 2011 is a wholly unnecessary war based upon groundless allegations, in which once again NATO military equipment was used against civilians and civilian structures wholly outside any reasonable rules of engagement. For example since when is a civilian house full of ...
Between the 1941 German invasion to the Soviet victory in Berlin in 1945 and the invasion of Manchuria that August, the Red army would suffer more than 11 million dead and 15 million wounded -- a shocking toll unprecedented and unmatched in history. To wage such a war, the Soviet Union relied on a ...
It is thought that the planes have been sent to a "task area" off the northern coast of Poland near Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave annexed from Germany by the Soviet Union after World war 2, is situated along the Baltic Coast and has been called the "most dangerous place in Europe".
What this grim and unrelenting bloodshed makes clear is that, after 16 years of war, the United States is not winning in Afghanistan. insurgent strength may grow and shrink over time, but the Taliban are no nearer to defeat today than they were a day or a decade ago. Meanwhile, America's longest war ...
Turkey is a member of NATO. It has invaded Syria just as the U.S. has, but with what appear to be polar-opposite interests. According to Haaretz, the real reason Turkey is involving itself in the region is not to stop an independent Kurdish state, but to stop Assad from incorporating the current Kurdish political ...
The first sign of a Russian invasion of the Baltic states would be widespread disruption of the electromagnetic spectrum, according to a new report on Russian electronic ... THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS. You must have an aviation Week intelligence Network (AWIN) account or ...
"Given Russia's aggression in Georgia and Ukraine, NATO must continue to forward-deploy troops and military capabilities to Eastern Europe to deter and, if necessary, defeat a Russian attack against one of the alliance's member states. But the threat of unconventional and nonmilitary coercion now looms ...
Rasmussen, 64, headed the Western military alliance from 2009 to 2014 and most notably as Danish premier emerged as a keen supporter of the 2003 Iraq war. In 2011, as NATO Secretary General, Fogh Rasmussen endorsed an intensive several-month NATO intervention in Libya, which tilted the ...
During the 60s and 70s the station was used as an early warning radar on NATO's northern flank. The improved radar hub will track unidentified aircraft and help alert the RAF Quick Reaction Alert force - Typhoon war jets which regularly shadow the Russian incursions. The jets - always flying in pairs ...
While a recent Rand Corporation study concluded that Russia could overrun NATO's member states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Baltics within sixty hours, the war games did not simulate the use of nuclear weapons. If, however, a war were to breakout between NATO and Russia, nuclear weapons ...
President of Moldova Igor Dodon believes that if his country joins NATO, it will face a war, where its people will be used as cannon fodder. According to Dodon, Moldova is squeezed between two states that both oppose Russia. "Our western neighbor is NATO, that is, Romania, our eastern neighbor is ...
Moldovan President Igor Dodon reportedly criticized U.S.-led NATO's expanding military infrastructure in Eastern Europe, considering it a ploy to draw countries into a continental war of influence between NATO and Russia. Moldova, where other politicians have sought greater ties to the transatlantic ...
The weeks-long drills included troops from the U.S., France and Denmark, as well as non-NATO neighbor Finland. The exercise arose from worries about "a new security environment in this part of Europe with the annexation of Crimea (by Russia), war in Ukraine and pressure on Baltics," Swedish Defense ...
Carter's speech on Monday evening at the Royal United Services Institute was the most pointed and expansive portrayal yet of Russia as a hostile state intent on undermining the US-led NATO alliance. In one of the most hawkish speeches from a senior UK military chief in recent years, Carter said conflict ...
The US and Turkey, both NATO countries and allies for decades, began fighting a proxy war in Syria over the weekend. Turkish jets pummeled US-backed forces in Sryia's north -- all while Turkey holds one of the US's most important bases and dozens of US nukes. Turkey targeted the YPG, a Kurdish ...
In a recent Guardian article titled "Why NATO Must Defend women's rights," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie assert that "NATO has the responsibility and opportunity to be a leading protector of women's rights." NATO, moreover, "can become the global ...
On 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed 16 employees of the state broadcaster. The forgotten war crime occurred during the Kosovo war (March 1998-June 1999), and was part of NATO's aerial campaign alongside the US-backed Kosovo Liberation ...
NATO will hold its first high-level meetings with Russia in five years later this month, the end to a long diplomatic freeze between senior American and Russian officials. NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti will meet Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of general staff for Russia's ...
Russian war games held last September "simulated a large-scale military attack against NATO", the commander of the Estonian Defence Forces has claimed. Riho Terras confirmed Nato's fears that the Zapad (or "West") exercises were used to simulate a conflict with the US-led alliance and show off ...
The powerful, nuclear-capable missile has been updated to thwart missile defense systems such as those used by Russia's NATO rivals. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images. Like the U.S., Russia possesses a nuclear triad composed of missiles stationed on land, air and sea, and Putin has set out ...
At the same time, it must be clear: we don't want a new Cold War and we don't want a new arms race. We want a political dialogue with Russia -- even though it won't be easy," Stoltenberg said. The statement comes amid worsening relations between Moscow and the military alliance. The NATO Secretary ...
NATO is likely to increase its dialogue with Russia in 2018, the alliance chief said in an interview with Deutsche-Presse-Agenteur (dpa). "I expect there will be more meetings and also more use of these direct military lines of communication," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. "So we are ...
NATO officials on Sunday warned about an increase in Russian submarine activity in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, saying that it was the highest-level of undersea activity from Moscow since the Cold War. Jens Stoltenberg, secretary-general of the military alliance, told German Sunday ...
How much of a threat do Russia's emerging 5th-generation stealth fighter, nuclear arsenal, high-tech air defenses, anti-satellite weapons, conventional army and submarines pose to NATO and the U.S.? By Kris Osborn. Current tensions between Russia and NATO are leading many to carefully assess this ...
But first, since Russia's invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, both Russia and the U.S. have moved their forces, and held military exercises on a scale not seen since the Cold War. American and NATO troops are now positioned in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states, close to Russian forces.
The increasingly militarized conflict between Western military alliance NATO and Russia has compelled Finland to boost its own defenses and acquire new weapons, according to the commander of the country's armed forces. Finnish Defense Chief General Jarmo Lindberg said Wednesday that the ...
Two of the US' NATO allies have stopped selling weapons to the Saudi-led coalition waging war against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, even as the US confirms its support. Germany announced last week that it would stop selling weapons to the coalition and Norway recently announced that it ...
... FEARS: Russia submarine activity at HIGHEST LEVEL since Cold War, NATO reveals. RUSSIAN submarine activity in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean is at its highest levels since the Cold war, Nato has warned. By Tom Parfitt Tom Parfitt. PUBLISHED: 11:58, Fri, Dec 29, 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15, Fri, Dec 29, 2017 ...
NATO epitomizes the bond, Stoltenberg said. "As a young Norwegian growing up during the Cold War, I slept soundly at night knowing that ...
NATO's secretary-general has apologised to Turkey after a civilian contractor depicted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "enemy ...
A top NATO official has warned of a shift in global military strength from the Western military alliance to China and Russia, a move he said could ...
Understandably, the exercises have added fresh urgency to discussions among NATO members about how to best answerprovocations like ...
Lisa Sawyer Samp, a senior fellow at CSIS' International Security Program, said that the U.S. capability gap with regard to Russia is real, but it ...


 

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