21 Feb 2019

NATO troops got catfished & honeypotted on social media, revealing serious vulnerabilities

NATO has carried out an internal cyber security experiment to test the extent to which its troops could be identified and influenced during an exercise by means of social media data. A report on the experiment mentioned that the researchers “identified a significant amount of people taking part in the exercise and

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11 Feb 2019

Here’s how Russia could still sabotage Macedonia’s plans to join NATO

Nearly thirty years after the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War, many countries caught up in Russia’s regional influence are still struggling to “pick a side.” In North Macedonia (until recently, just “Macedonia”), politicians have been working towards NATO membership for many years, an effort

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14 Jan 2019

US and Europe moving towards a unified ‘Syraq’ strategy through the NATO Mission in Iraq

U.S. involvement in Syria and in Iraq is blending into a single “Syraq” entity and policy through the Nato Mission in Iraq, according to some analysts, a change that will force policy adjustments from Russia, Turkey, and Iran. The NMI commander has declared its new, long-term mandate to be a

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18 Dec 2018

Think tank: NATO must prepare to counter a rapid Russia invasion in Europe

According to international affairs think tank the Atlantic Council, Russia is currently equipped to overrun U.S. and NATO forces stationed across Eastern Europe and annex land before defenses are able to mobilize. While the US has made deterrence against Russia a priority in its defense strategy through a number of

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18 Dec 2018

US confirms Russia has ‘significant military capacity’ along Ukraine’s borders

A new U.S. announcement of “significant military capacity” on the Ukrainian border has confirmed many ongoing fears of Russia’s intentions with the country. “It’s not something that has happened in the last week or two,” the U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine shared. “This is something that has happened over a

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06 Dec 2018

U.S. Gives Russia a Deadline on Nuclear Treaty

Marking a rare instance of alignment between NATO and President Trump, both sides agree that Russia has been and continues to be in violation of the INF Treaty. US Secretary of State Pompeo has announced the Trump administration’s current policy on the violations and the potential for withdrawal. The US

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21 Nov 2018

State Department clears $944 million in missiles for Japan, NATO

“The U.S. State Department cleared a trio of foreign military sales Monday, with an eye on arming some of America’s closest partners. The potential sales, announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), include a package of SM-3 missiles for Japan at an estimated cost of $561 million, a tranche

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19 Nov 2018

NATO official warns EU force would be ‘unwise’

“A top uniformed NATO official warned Friday the European Union army concept endorsed by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would be ‘duplicative’ and ‘unwise.’ U.S. President Donald Trump called Macron’s comments ‘very insulting’ in a spate of Twitter posts as the two held a meeting last

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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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08 Nov 2018

After Macron, EU executive echoes EU army call

“An EU army is likely to be formed one day, the European Commission said on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for a ‘real European army’ to reduce dependence on the United States. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a former premier of Luxembourg, has long been a vocal supporter of

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