20 Aug 2018

The U.S. Is Worried That a Russian Satellite Is Really a Weapon

The “abnormal behavior” of a Russian satellite of unknown function has prompted U.S. concern that it may be surveilling U.S. space assets, preparing for future attacks, or developing offensive technologies. These concerns, as well as continued Russian and Chinese development of “dual use” space technology that could be used for

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17 Aug 2018

Russian strategic bombers conduct exercise near Alaska

Russian military drills have moved closer to U.S. soil as relations between the countries become increasingly strained. Recently, two nuclear-capable strategic bombers flew to the Eastern extreme of the a peninsula facing Alaska, the first time bombers have appeared in this area during the post-Cold War era.  Source: Russian strategic

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16 Aug 2018

Poland wants permanent US forces stationed there

Citing threat of Russian aggression, Poland has voiced strong support for the possibility of permanent U.S. troop deployment in the country. While the U.S. has not indicated plans towards this end, Poland has remained a strong NATO member and one of the few that has met the group’s defense spending

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14 Aug 2018

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

“The Russian military is inside hundreds of thousands of routers owned by Americans and others around the world, a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday. The presence of Russian malware on the routers, first revealed in May, could enable the Kremlin to steal individuals’ data or enlist their devices in

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14 Aug 2018

Russia wants universities to design robots for war

Russia is working to increase capacity of robotics building and design, including for military purposes, at Russian universities. These programs have included institutes, coordinated federal education standards, training centers, student competitions, and more. These large investments will help ensure Russian positioning near the forefront of robot and artificial intelligence integration

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13 Aug 2018

Russia, Iran and other states agree on Caspian Sea access

Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan have resolved a disagreement that lasted since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The countries reached a decision on the status of the Caspian Sea, giving it a special status that mixes legal parameters for both sea and lake regulations. The agreement, which Putin

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13 Aug 2018

Russia says will ditch U.S. securities amid sanctions

Russia announced plans to sell off its holdings in U.S. securities, responding to U.S. sanctions over Moscow’s alleged poisoning of a former agent and his daughter in the UK. The Russian ruble has fallen to a two-year low, and the Russian Prime Minister declared that any U.S. attempt to influence

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08 Aug 2018

US Navy’s Top Admiral Cites Increased Threat in Atlantic

“Chinese military vessels are now operating in the Northern Atlantic, and Russian submarines are prowling those same waters at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War, the Navy’s top admiral told VOA in an exclusive interview. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said China’s military

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08 Aug 2018

Russia warns of ‘horrible conflict’ if Georgia joins NATO

“An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, ‘horrible’ conflict, Russia’s prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war. Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant daily broadcast by Russian

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06 Aug 2018

Russia names actor Steven Seagal special US-Russia envoy

The American actor and staunch supporter of Russian President Putin has been appointed as a special envoy to improve U.S.-Russian relations. Seagal was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 (as well as Serbian) and sources say that this new position would function similarly to a goodwill ambassador to the UN.  Source:

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