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    Russia is Bringing Back Its World War II ‘Shock Armies’
    May27

    Russia is Bringing Back Its World War II ‘Shock Armies’

    Michael Peck Security, Moscow is merely using the glories and heroism of the Red Army of the Great Patriotic War to motivate its soldiers of today. During World War II, one of the weapons that the Soviet Union employed to destroy Nazi Germany was the “Shock Army.” These were reinforced army-sized formations used to tear holes in the German lines...

    If Europe Really Worried About Russia, It Would Get Serious About Defense Spending
    May27

    If Europe Really Worried About Russia, It Would Get Serious About Defense Spending

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Ignore what they say. Look at what they do. NATO leaders got acquainted with President Donald Trump this week. One can only imagine what they thought of the Donald. Their main objective was to reinforce the efforts of his aides to turn him into a traditional American cheerleader for European dependence. For those...

    Russia Has One Super ‘Cannon’ That Can Kill Cities
    May26

    Russia Has One Super ‘Cannon’ That Can Kill Cities

    Sebastien Roblin Security, It holds the title of the largest mortar system in use today. Russia maintains just one active battalion of eight 2S4s in service, with over four hundred in reserve. In 2000, Tyulpans played a prominent role in the siege of Grozny in the second Chechen war, systematically “leveling” the city from afar according to one...

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)
    May24

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Weapons Moscow won’t want to face in a showdown. The Boeing AH-64A Apache helicopter gunship was first introduced in 1986 as a weapon to blunt an anticipated Soviet armored spearhead punching through the Fulda Gap in what is now central Germany. The Apache proved itself an able tank killer during the 1991 Gulf...

    Fact: America’s Military Might Peaked in the 1990s (And Its Not Coming Back)
    May19

    Fact: America’s Military Might Peaked in the 1990s (And Its Not Coming Back)

    Robert Farley Security, And the reasons are simple. A wise man once pointed out that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Relative to the 1970s and 1980s, the United States is almost incomparably powerful and secure, enjoying presumptive military advantage over any opponent or plausible coalition of opponents....

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda
    May16

    China’s New ‘Silk Road’ Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

    James Jay Carafano Security, Asia Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely...

    Get Ready, Russia: Germany Is Expanding Its Tank Forces by 40 Percent
    May13

    Get Ready, Russia: Germany Is Expanding Its Tank Forces by 40 Percent

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe The new tanks represent a commitment to a larger tank force rather than to a next-generation tank design. Germany has begun the process of upgrading 103 out-of-service Leopard 2A4 and 2A6 tanks to the latest model, the Leopard 2A7V—an upgrade that will cost the state the equivalent of 760 million euros ($833...

    Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: U.S. Needs To ‘Wean’ Europe Off Russian Gas
    May12

    Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: U.S. Needs To ‘Wean’ Europe Off Russian Gas

    Russ Read Security, Europe “I can think of nothing that pulls the choke collar on Vladimir’s chain more than: ‘We’re taking your only hole card away from you,’” Hayden told CNN in December. The U.S. should become Europe’s top gas supplier so American allies are no longer dependent on Russian energy, former CIA Director...

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