Report: War Between Russia, NATO Almost Broke Out 66 Times in Past Year

“The situation is ripe with potential for either dangerous miscalculation or an accident that could trigger a worsening of the crisis or even a direct military confrontation,” stated the European Leadership Network.   This group of 14 people, which include “former Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov, ex-German defense minister Volker Ruehe and colleagues from Britain, […]

Will NATO and Turkey act before IS reaches Europe?

Regarding Turkey: The Islamic State imports and exports products through Turkey. The exports are of oil, the group’s main revenue source. The imports are of fighters and volunteers lured from all over the world, through Turkey. In a move that’s nothing short of amazing, Turkey, a member of NATO, is openly assisting the sown enemy […]

Russia and Nato ‘actively preparing for war’

The report outlines how both Nato and Russia have primed their forces to respond to an escalation since the Ukraine crisis erupted in early 2014. The preparations include major military exercises by both Russia and Nato that appear designed exclusively to respond to one another’s capabilities and potential war plans. ”Whilst spokespeople may maintain that […]

NATO: We stand with Turkey against ‘terrorism’

NATO vowed strong support for Turkey’s fight against “terrorism” at an emergency meeting Tuesday called to discuss Ankara’s strikes against Islamic State fighters and Kurdish rebels.   The rare talks came as an uncompromising President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara could not continue its peace process with the Kurds amid fresh attacks on Turkish targets. […]

IS conflict: Nato discusses Turkey-Syria border crisis

Turkey was until recently a reluctant partner in the US coalition against IS, but over the past few days it has bombed IS and Kurdish positions. Turkey is also backing plans for a buffer zone on the border with Syria. Turkey’s prime minister said he expects his country’s allies to show solidarity and support for […]

NATO plans biggest exercise since 2002 to counter Islamic State

NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the Mediterranean to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance’s southern flank.   Briefly turning attention away from Russia, NATO commanders said on Wednesday the alliance would carry out some of its […]

Nato calls Russia’s plan to boost its nuclear arsenal ‘sabre-rattling’

Nato has accused the Russian government of “sabre-rattling” after President Vladmir Putin announced plans to add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to its nuclear arsenal in 2015.   Mr Putin said the missiles will be able to “overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defence systems”, and that 70 per cent of […]

Putin Threatens as US Continues European Buildup

As the US appears to be shifting its policy and considering massive arms deployments to defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe from Russian aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to use force in response.   “We will be forced to aim our armed forces…at those territories from where the threat comes,” warned Putin on Tuesday […]

Kremlin officials say Russian nuclear buildup is forced by West

Russia’s addition of 40 long-range missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year doesn’t signal a new arms race or a threat to any country, Kremlin officials insisted Wednesday.   The expansion, part of a decade-long $500-billion modernization of Russian defense forces and weapons, has been forced on Moscow by aggressive moves by the North Atlantic […]

Moscow will respond to NATO approaching Russian borders ‘accordingly’

If NATO threatens Russia’s territories Moscow will respond to the threat accordingly, said President Vladimir Putin. This comes after he announced Russia’s strategic forces will be getting over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015.   “If someone threatens our territories, it means that we will have to aim our armed forces accordingly at the […]