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Defence & Arms Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017 - 10:32:34 AM


Defence & Arms
Zapad 2017 and the Initial Period of War
Western media and analytical commentary on Zapad 2017 has focused on the numbers of Russian military personnel participating in the joint Belarus-Russia strategic exercise, speculating about whether Moscow was using the event as cover to launch a real attack against neighboring states, or promoting the notion that Moscow will leave some of the deployed forces in Belarus after its conclusion.

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:31:31 AM

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Air Force Plans to Test Gunship Laser Next Year, Top Commando Says
The head of Air Force Special Operations Command said the service plans to test an experimental type of laser destined for a gunship next year.

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:05:18 AM

Defence & Arms
Does US Have Secret Kinetic Military Options for North Korea?
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:49:22 PM

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Why Arming Ukraine Would End the Deadlock in the Donbas
Signals from the Trump administration are beginning to indicate a new direction in the United States’ support of Ukraine. At the end of August, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated that the Pentagon is “actively reviewing” the issue of defensive weapons, rightly noting that “defensive weapons are not provocative unless you are an aggressor, and clearly Ukraine is not an aggressor since it is their own territory where the fighting is happening.”

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:42:28 PM

Defence & Arms
Operation Barkhane's Secret to Success
More than three years ago, France launched Operation Barkhane, intended to combat terrorism throughout West Africa

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:50:11 AM

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