DEFENSE2015-05-13T11:03:56+00:00

Russia Further cements its Presence in the Middle East

The collapse of the Soviet Union ended Russia as a superpower, eventually leading to Moscow’s full withdrawal from the Middle East, but decades later President Vladimir Putin would reverse this trajectory by reinserting itself back into the region.

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Think tank: NATO must prepare to counter a rapid Russia invasion in Europe

Russia is positioned to quickly defeat forward-deployed U.S. and NATO forces and grab land before reinforcements could arrive, according to a new paper from the Atlantic Council, an international affairs think tank.

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Russia Challenges U.S. in Syria, Tests New Weapons

Russia is reportedly challenging the U.S. military presence in Syria by testing new weapons, bolstering defenses and increasing the presence of troops near facilities operated by the Pentagon.

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The military could save hundreds of billions — by capping pay, scrapping aircraft, slashing benefits, experts say

Analysts from the Congressional Budget Office say the government could trim hundreds of billions from the federal deficit by enacting a host of already discussed military and veterans program reforms.

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Special ops command launches unprecedented soul-searching: First step ‘admitting you have a problem’

They are among America’s most elite military fighters, but a string of recent high-profile scandals and abuse allegations — including drug-smuggling, detainee abuse and murder — has put the U.S. special operations forces under unprecedented scrutiny, prompting a commandwide soul-searching.

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Kremlin shrugs off U.S. call to scrap nuclear-capable missile

The Kremlin shrugged off a U.S. call for it to scrap a nuclear-capable missile on Friday, saying it was in compliance with the Cold-War era arms control treaty Washington accuses the missile of violating.

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