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Russia

  • U.S. reaches compliance with Russia nuke treaty
    7:45 PM

    A State Department report shows the United States is in compliance with the New START treaty with Russia that limits nuclear warheads and delivery systems, says Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. According to the fact sheet on the New START treaty, which replaced the original START treaty in 2011, the United States had 660 deployed ICBMs,

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  • Putin’s Next Presidential Term Will Be Different
    7:48 PM

    Russia will hold its next presidential elections in March 2018, and current president Vladimir Putin has yet to announce his intention to run. Russians are accustomed to Putin’s late announcements of his candidacy (as occurred in 2004 and 2012), and he is widely expected to run. He will almost certainly win, but will have to

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  • Putin displays massive firepower in Russian war games on border with Europe
    6:13 PM

    Russia’s big Zapad 2017 military exercises, believed to be the largest since the end of the Cold War, entered the news again on Tuesday after a video emerged appearing to show a Russian attack helicopter firing its rockets into a group of bystanders during drills. The ministry told Russian news agencies the Ka-52 helicopter’s targeting

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  • 9:23 PM

    Russia and China have kicked off naval drills from the largest Russian port in the region bordering North Korea, whose recent nuclear tests will likely cast a tall shadow over talks at the United Nations this week. Both Russia and China officially condemn the North’s aspirations to develop nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities. However, the

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  • 7:17 PM

    DEFCON Warning System: This is not an opinion we necessarily share.  We nevertheless report this to cover all sides. Over the past several months, Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed anxiety over the large-scale Russian military exercise known as “Zapad,” or “West,” slated to begin in mid-September and to engage virtually every element of

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  • Why Is Russia Denying That North Korea Launched an ICBM?
    7:12 PM

    The United States, Japan, South Korea, and North Korea all agree that, last week, North Korea successfully flight tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that it calls the Hwasong-14. A U.S. government source with knowledge of the Hwasong-14 launch confirmed to The Diplomat that the United States currently assesses the missile’s range as falling in

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  • Russia is a serious threat to the US, according to a new Pentagon report
    7:00 PM

    A Pentagon report released Wednesday warns of a rising military threat from Russia and says the Kremlin believes the United States is seeking regime change, an assertion that could color the already fraught relationship between the two powers. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s 116-page  report , “Russia Military Power: Building a Military to Support Great Power

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  • US House bill threatens Russia with nuclear treaty suspension
    6:52 PM

    The House Armed Services Committee’s $696.5 billion defense policy bill includes several provisions aimed at curtailing rising Russian aggression, including the possible suspension of the long-held nuclear treaty between the two countries. “Over the past year, Russia has maintained its gains in Ukraine, continued support for the Assad regime in Syria, interfered in U.S. elections, violated

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  • Arctic outpost becomes hotbed of Russian military activity
    3:24 AM

    A TINY stretch of Arctic water has become a hotbed of military activity amid fears it could become the next flashpoint in a global conflict between the US and Russia. Locals on the tiny Norwegian island of Vardo have seen an increase in military action through the upgrade of a critical radar system, Globus III,

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  • Taking the Edge off U.S.-Russia Strategic Relations
    8:55 PM

    Secretary of State Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have agreed in principle to resume strategic stability talks.  The United States and Russia should begin the talks expeditiously, and the first agenda items they should tackle include measures to reduce the risk of accident or miscalculation, preservation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

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