Posts tagged as US

Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree ceasefire

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Defence Secretary James Mattis said all parties needed to take part in UN-led peace talks within the next 30 days. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meanwhile urged the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebel Houthi movement to end its air strikes on populated areas. The US…

Delegation of US senators visiting Estonia

Friday, October 26, 2018

A delegation of U.S. senators arrived on a visit to Estonia on Thursday, October 25, 2018, to discuss security and defense cooperation with Defense Minister Juri Luik, informs LETA/BNS referring to spokespeople for the Ministry of Defense of Estonia. The delegation, which included members of the defense, intelligence and budgets’ committees, was led by chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr. He was accompanied by senators Susan Collins, Jerry Moran and Richard Blunt. All…

Russia analyst: F-35 Lightning II can deliver nuclear strike on Moscow

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The integrated of the B61 Mod 12 nuclear weapon into the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet isturned aviation munitions from tactical weapons into strategic ones, analyst Victor Esin tF-35old in an interview to the ‘Armeyskiy standart’. Victor Esin is a leading Russian analyst and Researcher at the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Science; First Vice-President, Academy of Security, Defense and Law and former Chief of Staff –…

US military base in Poland drives a wedge into European unity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Recently, the issue of further expansion of the US military presence in Europe both on a rotational and a permanent basis became a topical issue in the international arena. As it turned out, due to the need to replace US Army Forces personnel and armament in Germany, Poland, Baltic States, the need for armored brigades increased in Kuwait at the same time. According to Army Times report, the Pentagon will…

Ex-US envoy to Estonia: Being Trump’s representative became unacceptable to me

Monday, October 15, 2018

James D. Melville Jr., who resigned as the U.S. ambassador to Estonia in July before a successor had been appointed, has now put an end to his 33-year career in the U.S. foreign service and said that at one moment he reached a point where he was no longer comfortable being the personal representative of the current U.S. President Donald Trump, the daily Postimees reports. In an interview with the Estonian daily,…

Russian military releases photo showing B-52 bomber flying above Syria

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Russian military has released footage of a US B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bomber flying above Syria. An Instagram account claiming to be of a Russian pilot of a fighter jet, posted a picture purportedly of a US B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bomber flying above Syria. The released photo is showing B-52 Stratofortress returns after concluding operations against ISIS terror group and flying over Syria. No further information has been made available regarding…

The US may not be able to fight two big wars at once

By Aaron Mehta on Friday, October 5, 2018

The U.S. military would be able to handle itself adequately in a single major regional conflict while maintaining smaller operations around the globe, but its “marginal” capabilities mean America would struggle if forced to take on a second major conflict at the same time, a new report has found. That is the conclusion of The Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength, which offers reviews of the past year’s defense-policy issues.…

More Russians indicted on charges of cyberespionage

Friday, October 5, 2018

The United States and major Western allies on Thursday forcefully condemned Russia’s hacking and disinformation operations, announcing indictments and describing in striking detail Moscow’s targeting of top Olympic athletes, anti-doping organizations, and chemical weaponsmonitors. In the morning, Justice Department officials unveiled charges against seven officers with Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency who, authorities said, were linked to the leak of athletes’ drug-test data and efforts to steal information from organizations…

US is ready to lend more cybertools to NATO

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The U.S. will make cyberwarfare capabilities available to NATO to bolster the alliance’s efforts to counter Russian hacking and network espionage, a senior U.S. official said. The announcement is likely to come during a two-day defense ministers’ meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, which opened Wednesday. The U.K. and Denmark are expected to offer similar support. “We will formally announce that the United States is prepared to offer NATO its…

What Donald Trump kept silent about

By Natalia Pushkaruk on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Experts comment on US President’s address to UN General Assembly and its implications for Ukraine. US President Donald Trump addressed the UN General Assemble for the second time during his presidency early in the morning, September 25. During his speech that lasted for almost 40 minutes, he never mentioned Ukraine and referred to Russia only once, in regard to Nord Stream 2: “Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable…