18 Oct 2018

How Russia moved into Central Africa

“When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. By early February, Russia had sent nine planes with weapons along with dozens of contractors to

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17 Oct 2018

Nearly half of US active-duty troops fear a new war within the next year

“Nearly half of all current military troops believe the United States will be drawn into a major war soon, a jarring rise in anxiety among service members worried about global instability in general and Russia and China in particular, according to a new Military Times poll of active-duty troops. About

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12 Oct 2018

Russia conducts huge exercise with its nuclear forces

“The Russian military says it has conducted a massive test of the nation’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple missile launches. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday’s maneuvers featured launches of ballistic missiles by the navy’s nuclear submarines from the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. As part of the

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12 Oct 2018

Here’s the US Army’s New Russia-Era Shopping List

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine forced the U.S. Army to rethink its needs, from better cyber security to longer-ranged artillery cannons, according to the commander of the service’s new Futures Command. ‘That was kind of the wake-up call in terms of the capabilities that the Russians had been developing since about the

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09 Oct 2018

Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect Identified as Dr. Alexander Mishkin

OSINT organization and forum Bellingcat has released its report on the identity of the second Skripals poisoning suspect. “In the preceding report from the current investigation into the two suspects in the Skripals poisoning case, Bellingcat and its reporting partner the Insider disclosed the identity of one of the two

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09 Oct 2018

Russia is Winning the Information War in Iraq and Syria: UK General

“A senior general in the international fight against ISIS has a pointed warning for Western governments with troops in Iraq and Syria: You’re being played by the Russians. The Russian and Syrian regimes are mounting ‘extremely aggressive’ information operations, spreading disinformation and distorted narratives on social media in a bid to

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08 Oct 2018

Russian government hackers mined bitcoin to fund attacks on FIFA, anti-doping agencies

The Russian hackers recently indicted for their attacks attacks against anti-doping agencies and others were funding their work through bitcoin mining, according to U.S. documents. “The conspirators used the same funding structure – and in some cases, the very same pool of funds – to purchase key accounts, servers, and

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08 Oct 2018

Latvia election puts pro-Russia Harmony party on top

The party mostly supported by the country’s ethnic Russians won 19.9% of the vote in Latvia’s general elections over the weekend, making it the largest party in the country for the second election in a row. Several other parties, however, refuse to form a coalition with them due to their

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05 Oct 2018

How Russian spies allegedly hacked organizations across the world

Russian hacking of a variety of international bodies and companies have splashed across the news, but exactly how were these hacks conducted? In the case of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, four Russian intelligence officers parked a rented car full of hacking equipment near the organization’s building

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05 Oct 2018

Russia claims US is running a secret bio weapons lab in Georgia

Russia has claimed, and the U.S. has vehemently denied, U.S. clandestine operation of a biological weapons lab in the country of Georgia against international conventions. A Russian government spokesperson announced that the Georgian lab was one within a broader network of U.S. labs near Russian and Chinese borders. A spokesperson

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