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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko spoke out against NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's comments on the current Russia-NATO relations, after the Secretary General said the Allies are adopting a "dual-track policy of strong deterrence and defence combined with dialogue" with ...
A long-awaited report into a top-secret Cold War unit of the Swiss army has finally been published, 27 years after it was written. The Cornu report reveals that neutral Switzerland had surprisingly close co-operation with the UK - a Nato member. But some readers are disappointed; the full details were ...

Recalling the Cold War he said: “We talked a lot about that, the changing nature of the threat from Russia. “When I was a young soldier it was T-60 tanks and T-72 tanks rolling across the then East German plane. “Today is different and we together, including Nato, must come up with solutions to counter that ...
A convincing video purportedly showing a news report from the BBC about a nuclear incident between Russia and NATO forces was widely shared on the messaging service WhatsApp, as well as other social media platforms, in April 2018. The footage has since been removed from video-sharing services ...
During the Cold War, this pledge of collective defense was aimed at "countering the threat posed at the time by the Soviet Union," NATO says. It was a warning that an attack on an ally in Europe would result in retaliation from the nuclear-armed U.S.. NATO's first secretary-general, Lord Hastings Lionel ...
He said: “Putin does not want a war, because whatever Putin has on the ground, even with his S-400 system, he is no match for the force that is being amassed with the NATO armada already there in the Mediterranean. “His forces are no match for that. He would lose a war in Syria. “And he would not want ...

The technologies of war developed since the end of the Cold War (and indeed, in the last decade of the Cold War) remain untested in high intensity combat against sophisticated, resourceful opponents. The NATO alliance (and its most powerful members, in non-alliance conflicts) have soundly beaten foes ...
In short, the NATO deterrent promise has never revolved around a commitment to defeat Soviet/Russian forces on NATO's borders. Instead, NATO has backed its political commitment with the threat to broaden any conflict beyond the war that the Soviets wanted to fight. Today, as in 1949, NATO offers ...
A B61 nuclear bomb on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, USA. “Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. and NATO further decreased the importance of TNWs in their strategic doctrines and failed to modernize their TNWs. Russia, on the other hand, has modernized its TNWs,” ...
Developed in the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, novichoks are a group of advanced nerve agents designed to circumvent chemical weapons treaties and penetrate protective gear used by NATO forces. They are made of two non-toxic components that become lethal only when mixed ...

This has been damaged in recent years by tensions in trans-Atlantic relations, Washington's calls for greater military burden-sharing and divisions over the last Iraq War. Nowadays, however, it is highly questionable whether NATO (let alone Central Europe) bears any game-changing potential when it ...
Serbia's defense minister has blasted the top NATO general for saying that one of the biggest threats for Europe is increasing Russian influence in the ... its historic Slavic ties with Serbia to destabilize the Balkans, which has seen the worst carnage in Europe since World War II during the breakup of former ...
Russia and NATO are escalating a war of words that could quickly devolve into an international arms race. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a bellicose speech boasting that his country has weapons that would render international missile defense systems “completely useless,” North ...
Given the deterioration in relations between the U.S. and Turkey, it is imaginable that for the first time, war could break out between two NATO member states. American support for Kurdish forces is only one of several critical factors that has strained U.S.-Turkish relations. After the botched coup of 2016, ...
Nazi forces devoted tremendous effort to kill millions of Jews and many other victims of all sexes and ages. Many other citizens were killed by the natural consequences of unnatural war, such as starvation and flight. The essential problem was violence, not gender. NATO's chief responsibility is to deter wars ...
TENSIONS are mounting between the East and the West after the Salisbury poisoning scandal and Syrian airstrikes leaves Russia's relationship with the UK, US and France plummeting to a new low. The Soviet's current spat with the West sparks a striking similarity to the historic 1983 Able Archer ...
United States troops joined with 25 other nations to take part in a 3,700-strong drill that has been billed as Europe's "largest artillery exercise" since the end of the Cold War. The exercise, called Dynamic Front 18, is an annual event for U.S. forces deployed in Europe and one of several run by the military ...
A new report from the Rand Corporation warned that NATO would be overwhelmed by superior Russian firepower in the event of war in Eastern Europe, despite years of trying to strengthen its forces in the region. If war were to break out, the report warns, Russia could quickly overrun the Baltic region and ...


 

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