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    4 Reasons It Would Be Dangerous To Ban Russian Rocket Engines
    Apr28

    4 Reasons It Would Be Dangerous To Ban Russian Rocket Engines

    Loren B. Thompson, Constance Baroudos Security, Yes, we need to get rid of Russian engines, but banning them right away makes no sense. After Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014, everybody in Washington agreed it was time to stop relying on Russian rocket engines for getting U.S. military satellites into orbit. So it’s no surprise that...

    Will the Russian Army Really Get 100+ Armata Tanks by 2018?
    Apr28

    Will the Russian Army Really Get 100+ Armata Tanks by 2018?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Economics seem to hold the key. Uralvagonzavod is set to deliver the first batch of 100 operational T-14 Armata main battle tanks to the Russian Ground Forces between 2017 and 2018. Russian industry officials had earlier indicated that the new tank was already in production—which came as a surprise to many observers...

    Nuclear Deterrence: Still Relevant Against Russia
    Apr27

    Nuclear Deterrence: Still Relevant Against Russia

    Constance Baroudos Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, ICBM, National Security, Pentagon, Defense, United States, Russia, China Russia continues to modernize its nuclear triad of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), bombers, and ballistic-missile submarines in spite of economic troubles at home. According to a new Gallup poll 18 percent of...

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia
    Apr26

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia

    Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Imants Liegis, Elisabeth Braw Security, Europe Poland and Latvia’s former defense ministers have their say. On his visit to Estonia just before the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, President Barack Obama stressed the importance of collective defense. “The defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the...

    How to Join a Ukrainian Militia
    Apr25

    How to Join a Ukrainian Militia

    Alexander Clapp Society, Eurasia Meet the motley thugs of Right Sector. THE UKRAINIAN army was so pitiful when fighting broke out in the Donbas in April 2014 that President Petro Poroshenko had to outsource the nation’s defense to volunteers. By July, approximately fifteen thousand citizens and foreigners had joined “volunteer battalions.”...

    A Return to Cold War with Russia?
    Apr22

    A Return to Cold War with Russia?

    Robert Legvold Security, Russia Moscow is no longer a superpower, but it is still a threat. Are the United States and Europe confronting a new cold war with Russia? Was the original cold war overly militarized? What effect will continued low oil prices have on Russia? These are some of the questions that Robert H. Legvold, the Marshall D. Shulman...

    U.S. Ground Forces in Urgent Need of Modernization
    Apr21

    U.S. Ground Forces in Urgent Need of Modernization

    Dan Goure Ground Forces, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, Tanks, Infantry Fighting Vehicles, United States, Europe, Russia, North Atlantic, Ukraine “When will the Army and Marine Corps be ready to deploy the next generation of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles?” Ground combat is back and with its return an urgent need for the U.S. Army and...

    Russia’s Shipbuilders Struggle With New Construction
    Apr19

    Russia’s Shipbuilders Struggle With New Construction

    Dmitry Gorenburg Russia, Navy, Europe, NATO, Defense, Shipbulding, Ships, Submarines, Russia, Europe, arctic, Asia Russian shipbuilders are continuing to struggle with construction of new types of ships. A couple of recent announcements indicate that Russian shipbuilders are continuing to struggle with construction of new types of ships. First...

    Russia’s Shipbuilders Struggle With New Construction
    Apr19

    Russia’s Shipbuilders Struggle With New Construction

    Dmitry Gorenburg Russia, Europe, Navy, Shipbuilding, Submarines, Warships, Nuclear, Russia, Europe, Asia, arctic, United States Russian shipbuilders are continuing to struggle with construction of new types of ships. A couple of recent announcements indicate that Russian shipbuilders are continuing to struggle with construction of new types of...

    Russia’s Dangerous T-14 Armata Tank: Ready for War Next Year?
    Apr15

    Russia’s Dangerous T-14 Armata Tank: Ready for War Next Year?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Why NATO should be VERY worried. The Russian Ground Forces are set to take delivery of the first production models of the T-14 Armata main battle tank starting in 2017. The Russian army has taken delivery of twenty pre-production version of the tank for operational testing—which is currently under way just outside...

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