Russia Has a Ton of Problems in Syria — Israeli Air Strikes Are Not One of Them
Israel’s Arrow missile defense system saw its combat debut in March 2017 when it shot down a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile, which was fired at Israeli fighter jets. The jets were returning home from an air strike inside Syria, reportedly targeting Syrian military positions in the country’s Homs province.... Read more
Stop Trying to Make a New Russian Aircraft Carrier Happen
Russia’s Krylov State Research Center is lobbying the Kremlin hard to build a new aircraft carrier called the Project 23000E Storm. If built, the massive vessel would be comparable in size and capability to one of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz or Ford-class supercarriers. The Russian Ministry of Defense has... Read more
Babes, Booze and Nukes
Originally published on Dec. 20, 2013. For five days in mid-July 2013, a delegation of the Pentagon’s top nuclear officials led by Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Carey traveled to Moscow to meet their counterparts in the Russian nuke force. It was a make-nice involving the world’s biggest atomic... Read more
Russian Mi-28 Gunship Goes Down in Homs
A Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter crashed in Syria on April 12. The two crew died. The gunship is the third aircraft the Russian military has lost in its six-month-old intervention in Syria on behalf of the regime of Pres. Bashar Al Assad. The Mi-28 was not shot down, multiple... Read more
Watch — Russian Attack Helicopters Blast Islamic State
Russian attack helicopters have played a key role support Syrian regime forces taking back territory the regime lost to Islamic State. A videographer spotted a high-tech Mi-28 copter over the ancient city of Palmyra in late March.   Other Russian attack helicopters in Syria include the Mi-35 and the... Read more
Little Armenia Could Play a Big Role if Russia and Turkey Ever Go to War
It’s no secret that the relationship between Russia and Turkey is dismal, with the countries clashing over their respective roles in the Syrian civil war. Russia backs the Syrian regime. Turkey backs the regime’s opponents. What is less-known is a little country that has huge geopolitical significance and a... Read more
Will the Ceasefire in Syria Hold?
After five years of brutal civil war in Syria, is there finally light at the end of the tunnel? A new ceasefire deal brokered by the United States and Russia in late February offers some hope. The terms of the deal require the Americans and Russians to bring their... Read more
Believe It or Not, Russia Dislikes Relying on Military Contractors
On Jan. 28, the Duma began discussing the possibility of legalizing private military companies in Russia. The law, which counts influential vice prime minister Dmitry Rogozin as a supporter, has one major goal — to ensure that Iraqi oil fields where Russian firms Rosneft and Gazprom operate no longer... Read more
Russia Asked for American Rescue Copters in Syria
Shortly after Russia deployed an air wing to western Syria in order to help save the embattled regime of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad, Moscow asked the United States to supply rescue helicopters to keep watch over Russian aviators. The Pentagon said no, according to a brief story by... Read more
Cómo derrotar a Rusia al estilo finlandés
Artículo patrocinado por Publicaciones Osprey. En noviembre de 1939 tuvo lugar una conversación en el Kremlin que Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter y Toni Wirtanen, autores del nuevo libro “Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40” de Publicaciones Osprey, describen como “profética.”... Read more

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