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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    The Battle of Midway Anniversary: 75 Years Ago, America and Japan Clashed (And China Is Studying the Results)
    Jun02

    The Battle of Midway Anniversary: 75 Years Ago, America and Japan Clashed (And China Is Studying the Results)

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Asia What does Beijing think? On this solemn anniversary of the Midway Battle, Americans must first and foremost remember the extraordinary heroes of those dark days. On June 4th 1942, several entire squadrons of intrepid US Navy pilots were sacrificed. For example, every single one of the fifteen aircraft from...

    Air War for Europe: What If Russia’s Deadly Su-35 Battled the Eurofighter Typhoon?
    Jun01

    Air War for Europe: What If Russia’s Deadly Su-35 Battled the Eurofighter Typhoon?

    Dave Majumdar Security, The war for Europe has begun. Technology wise, neither the Su-35 Flanker nor the Typhoon is currently equipped with an active electronically scanned array radar, but both have good beyond visual range capability. Both jets are designed for high speed, high altitude beyond visual range engagements, and as such, can impart...

    Are Russia Sanctions Here to Stay?
    May31

    Are Russia Sanctions Here to Stay?

    TNI Staff Politics, Eurasia Or are they just a convenient extension of politics? On May 25, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion of U.S. sanctions on Russia. The event was broadcast live on the National Interest’s Facebook page and can be viewed here. Three leading experts concurred that while the U.S. sanctions...

    What Would Russia Look Like Today if World War II Never Happened?
    May31

    What Would Russia Look Like Today if World War II Never Happened?

    Michael Peck Security, What if Hitler had remained a failed painter in Vienna, or had been blown up by an assassin’s bomb in a Munich beer hall? True, Operation Barbarossa devastated the industry and natural resources of Russia and Ukraine, a shortfall only part made up by Lend-Lease and postwar Soviet looting of Germany. Stalin’s...

    Ukraine’s Government Is Failing to Unite Ukrainians
    May31

    Ukraine’s Government Is Failing to Unite Ukrainians

    Nicolai N. Petro, Josh Cohen Politics, Eurasia The current course of denigrating those deemed insufficiently Ukrainian will only lead to a fracturing of the country. Last month Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dramatically expanded his country’s sanctions against Russia by imposing multiyear sanctions on a number of IT companies. Once...

    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....

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