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Old 15-06-2017, 15:00
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One area in which NATO lags far behind Tsar Vlad's military capabilities is the Arctic. Two articles of relevance here:

(From CBC News)

Russia will pour resources into Arctic, Putin says

"President Vladimir Putin says Russia will pour resources into the development of its vast Arctic region for both economic and military reasons."

Complete article here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...utin-1.4161778

and:

How Russian advances in the Arctic are leaving NATO behind

"As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

Russia moved ahead with several steps in its Arctic strategy in 2016, refurbishing military bases, constructing new airfields and building outports. A key element of this policy came together in June, when Russia launched its new nuclear-powered icebreaker in St. Petersburg
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Complete article here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...d-up-1.3926162
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Old 23-06-2017, 20:21
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Interesting:

(From Handelsblatt Global)

Europe Closes Ranks on Defense

"The EU summit in Brussels is expected to cement deeper security cooperation. Europeans are prepared to cede sovereignty to lessen dependence on the US."

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https://global.handelsblatt.com/poli...brain-retfeb17
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Old 14-09-2017, 19:37
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(From NBC News)

Russia Kicks Off Huge Zapad 2017 Military Exercises With Belarus

"Russia kicked off what Western powers expect to be the country's largest military exercise since the Cold War on Thursday, a massive mobilization of forces that has triggered unease among U.S. officials and their allies in Eastern Europe.

Land, sea and air units will be taking part in war games across a huge area encompassing western Russia, Belarus, the Baltic Sea and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Moscow says fewer than 13,000 troops are participating, meaning they don't have to invite international observers. But NATO members and Western military experts believe as many as 100,000 troops may be involved in the drills.
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/r...elarus-n788741
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Old 18-09-2017, 21:24
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A good display of western solidarity in the shadow of Zapad 2017.

(From navaltoday.com)

Northern Coasts 2017: Over 50 vessels underway off Sweden

"Over 50 vessels and 20 aircraft were at sea off the coast of Sweden taking part in the international exercise Northern Coasts which started on September 8.

NOCO 2017 is an exercise that focuses on increasing the navies’ ability to operate together during war and crisis management situations.

The exercise runs through September 21 and is based on a fictitious high-intensity conflict scenario, within the framework of an international force with UN mandate.
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http://navaltoday.com/2017/09/18/nor...ay-off-sweden/
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