12 Nov 2018

Finland to probe reports of Russia disrupting GPS during NATO drill

NATO pilots participating in the massive Trident Juncture NATO exercise near the Russian border lost their GPS navigation signals. According to the Finnish Prime Minister, Russia is likely to blame. While Finland is not a NATO member, it participated in the massive drill that involved around 50,000 personnel. The PM

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22 Oct 2018

US cancels major military exercise with South Korea

“The US and South Korea decided Friday to suspend another major joint military exercise to give the diplomatic process with North Korea ‘every opportunity to continue.’ ‘Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo decided to suspend Exercise Vigilant Ace to give the diplomatic process

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16 Oct 2018

NATO’s rapid reaction force coming into its own as an interoperability testbed

“NATO’s growing deterrence posture is pushing the allies’ interoperability problems to the fore in ways not seen since the Cold War years, but with a twist. It is less a matter of corps-to-corps identification of issues between the allies and more about what works or does not work in very

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12 Oct 2018

In Pacific, US Army Shifts Training from Disaster Relief to War

“Not long ago, U.S. Army forces in the Pacific spent most of their training time preparing for humanitarian relief missions, evacuations from natural disasters, and efforts to build up allied security forces. Not anymore. Since President Donald Trump has come to office, the administration has issued a new National Security Strategy

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17 Sep 2018

Russia holds naval drills in Sea of Japan, despite Tokyo’s concern

“Russian troops taking part in the country’s largest-ever war games on Saturday held drills in the Sea of Japan, despite Tokyo’s concerns about a Russian military buildup in the area. The exercises were part of the Vostok-18, or East-18, war games that kicked off in eastern Russia on September 11

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02 Jul 2018

US, Japan agree to continue joint military exercises

In a move that encourages U.S. allies neighboring North Korea, the U.S. affirmed that it will continue joint military exercises with Japan. Japan has remained cautious and skeptical about the ongoing negotiations with North Korea, with the Japanese Defense Minister citing North Korea’s promise to end its nuclear programs in

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19 Jun 2018

South Korea, US cancel August’s military exercises

Following President Trump’s promise to North Korea following last week’s summit, South Korea and the US have canceled their major exercise planned for this August. The Pentagon Press Secretary announced that “there is no impact on Pacific exercises outside of the Korean Peninsula.” Source: South Korea, US cancel Ulchi Freedom

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