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NATO’s top officer says we’re living with ‘a more blurred line between peace and war’ — thanks to new Russian tactics
NATO has shifted its focus back to Eastern Europe to counter conventional threats posed by a more capable and ambitious Russia, but the challenges go beyond defeating Moscow on a traditional battlefield, the NATO chief said this month.
Russia is getting ready for its biggest war games since the Cold War — a potential sign they’re worried about NATO
Russia is gearing up for what it says will be a massive military exercise in its far east, but those drills come amid rising tension with neighbors to the west — tension that may be getting to leaders in Moscow.
The US Air Force is spending big to upgrade bases near Russia and testing out a ‘base in a box’ to make it easier
The Pentagon and partner militaries in Europe have focused on increasing their presence in Eastern Europe and boosting deterrence. Now the US Air Force is pouring money into bases there to make sure they can handle anything that happens.
Poland really wants the US Army there permanently to ‘scare away’ Russia, and it’s willing to pay for it
The US and NATO have been increasing their presence in Eastern Europe in order to deter an increasingly assertive Russia. Poland, which as a long history with Russia, wants to make that presence permanent — and it's willing to cough up the money to fund it.
Over the past four years, the US and its NATO partners have been investing time and resources in relearning many of the warfighting capabilities that had dwindled in the decades since the Cold War.
Russia is warning NATO about exercises in Eastern Europe — the type of training Trump has said he could end at Putin’s request
In the days since President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US officials have said little about what was discussed, and there's concern that Trump could walk back US involvement with NATO at Putin's request.
NATO officials are also worried by Trump's criticism of allies and what seems to be the increasing isolation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has been one of the administration's leading proponents of the world's foremost military alliance.
NATO is looking to correct the erosion of some of its capabilities in Europe and bolster its ability to supply forces on the continent.
But Belarus wants to have options beyond Russia and therefore must walk a very fine line.
Moscow claims that 20 foreign aircraft, six of which were intercepted, flew close to the Russian border this last week.