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HMS Karlstad comes alongside the pier in Trondheim prior participating in Exercise Trident Juncture, NATO's largest war games in decades.

Sweden is worried about Russian aggression and sending 2 stealth corvettes to NATO’s largest war games since the Cold War

Sweden is sending two Visby-class corvettes, the HMS Karlstad and HMS Nyköping, to the war games. These stealth ships are mainly designed to counter threats like submarines and mines.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, October 19, 2018.

A US aircraft carrier is in the frigid waters north of the Arctic Circle for the first time since the Soviet Union collapsed

The Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is steaming through the North Atlantic, gearing up for Trident Juncture, NATO's largest exercise in nearly two decades.
A Spanish air force Eurofighter Typhoon trails a US Marine Corps KC-130J during air-to-air refueling training near Morón Air Base, Spain, July 13, 2017.

A NATO fighter jet accidentally fired a missile 2 months ago, and now Russia is sending an ominous warning about it

Russia's foreign minister sounded a note of caution about what he said was a lack of communication between his country and NATO, one week before NATO's largest war games in nearly two decades.

New photos show Russia’s building up its military on NATO’s doorstep, but the alliance says it won’t be intimidated

Satellite images suggest that Russia is bolstering its military strength in Kaliningrad, a strategic Russian outpost on NATO's doorstep. The alliance says it refuses to be intimidated by Russian activities.
A Norwegian Army Telemark Battalion sniper team takes aim at targets across a valley on Sept. 11, 2018 during the International Special Training Centre High-Angle/Urban Course at the Hochfilzen Training Area, Austria.

NATO snipers have been performing high-angle shooting way up in the Austrian Alps — and the images are stunning

“High-angle shooting is when you shoot further than 300 meters at angles greater than 15 degrees,” Lt. Alexander Rishovd, a sniper instructor assigned to the Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, said.
British troops arrive to Hoek van Holland to travel by land to Norway, as part of NATO military exercise Trident Juncture, October 10, 2018.

2 of NATO’s biggest militaries are taking a 1,200-mile road trip before massive war games start

Troops and vehicles from every NATO member country are heading to Norway this month, and some of them are taking advantage of the trip to practice skills they've let slip after the Cold War.

NATO invited the Russians to watch its massive war games because they really want Moscow to get the message

Senior NATO commander Adm. James Foggo says he wants Russia to come observe NATO's largest exercise in nearly two decades because he wants to make sure Moscow receives the intended "strong deterrence message."
The Russian Yasen-class nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk

Russia’s submarines are showing they can strike deep inside Europe, and they’ve got the US Navy on edge

Western officials have warned repeatedly about Russia's increasingly sophisticated and active submarines, but it's what those submarines can do to land targets that may stir the most worry among those leaders and the US Navy.
Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command – East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army

A US service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan ahead of 17th anniversary of the war’s start

A US service member was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday in an unspecified incident that is under investigation. This loss comes just days ahead of the 17th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan.
Latvian National Guard unit takes part in the urban fighting drill during the NATO Saber Strike exercise

NATO is gearing up for its largest war games since the Cold War in a huge show of force

NATO is preparing to hold its "biggest exercises in many years," reportedly the largest joint military drills since the end of the Cold War. The drills will come just weeks after Russian and Chinese troops joined forces for Russia's massive war games.