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    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia
    Jan06

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia

    Sebastien Roblin Security, But will they work? In June 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko famously requested exactly 1,240 Javelin missiles—one for every former Soviet nuclear warhead that Ukraine voluntarily decommissioned in the 1990s. The former Soviet state was ruing its lack of deterrence after Russian tanks and artillery intervened...

    Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine
    Dec24

    Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Providing lethal weapons would almost certainly encourage the Ukrainians to press for even heavier arms and escalate the fighting, as well as discourage them from negotiating a settlement. Most Americans were told Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. But his policy toward Russia looks suspiciously...

    What I Learned From a Wartime Christmas Eve
    Dec22

    What I Learned From a Wartime Christmas Eve

    Nolan Peterson Security, Perhaps, in the end, war is as perennial as any holiday and always will be. KYIV, Ukraine—The first time I ever saw a war, it was on Christmas Eve in 2009. At the time, I was a green Air Force special operations pilot on my first deployment to Afghanistan. I had already been in country for a few weeks, flying mostly day...

    Nazi Germany Seemed Destined to Conquer Russia (until This Happened)
    Dec09

    Nazi Germany Seemed Destined to Conquer Russia (until This Happened)

    Warfare History Network History, Europe Weeks of heavy fighting produced the first Red Army victory of the war. The smell of victory was in the air as the forces of Field Marshal Fedor von Bock’s Army Group Center continued to drive deep into the Ukraine during the final week of June 1941. To most of the young soldiers of the army group it...

    Russia Isn’t Going Away in Ukraine
    Dec01

    Russia Isn’t Going Away in Ukraine

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Europe The developing escalation spiral needs to be halted before it ends in total catastrophe. The North Korea situation seems to bring U.S. national security “back to the future,” inviting Americans to seriously contemplate the prospect of nuclear war for the first time in decades. That is regrettable, and this...

    Russia Isn’t Going Away in Ukraine
    Dec01

    Russia Isn’t Going Away in Ukraine

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Europe The developing escalation spiral needs to be halted before it ends in total catastrophe. The North Korea situation seems to bring U.S. national security “back to the future,” inviting Americans to seriously contemplate the prospect of nuclear war for the first time in decades. That is regrettable, and this...

    Russia’s Army Is Getting Ready for the Next Big War (Think Armata Tanks and More)
    Nov26

    Russia’s Army Is Getting Ready for the Next Big War (Think Armata Tanks and More)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Overall, the Russian military is powerful enough to conventionally deter all of its neighbors in the post-Soviet space. However, the Kremlin still has to rely on nuclear weapons to deter China and NATO. Russia’s new state armament plan, which will run from 2018 to 2027, refocuses the Kremlin’s defense spending...

    Russia Almost Built an 85,000 Ton Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    Nov17

    Russia Almost Built an 85,000 Ton Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

    Paul Richard Huard Security, But it died in scrap yards–a dream to never come true. But the Ulyanovsk is a tantalizing “almost” of history. Moscow never finished the project, because it ran out of money. As the Cold War ended, Russia plunged into years of economic hardship that made building new ships impossible. The Ulyanovsk died in the...

    5 Ways (Think Weapons) Russia Would Crush China in a War
    Nov14

    5 Ways (Think Weapons) Russia Would Crush China in a War

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Bomber, fighters and more. Although an obsolete design, the Bear is still a capable platform for conducting standoff cruise missile attacks. The Bear doesn’t have to get anywhere near Chinese airspace to loose a salvo of up to eight Kh-101 cruise missiles against Chinese targets. The Kh-101 is Russia’s new...

    World War III in Europe: Imagine if the Soviet Union Invaded NATO? This Simulator Does.
    Nov14

    World War III in Europe: Imagine if the Soviet Union Invaded NATO? This Simulator Does.

    Michael Peck Security, Europe It would have been awful–and bloody. From three decades distant, it is easy to forget that the late 1980s were the high point of the World War That Never Was. Both sides, oblivious to the imminent fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, had deployed the last cutting-edge technology of the...

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