Posts tagged as US

Russia’s General Staff comments on situation on Korean peninsula

Thursday, April 5, 2018

“The situation around the Korean peninsula has long been balancing on the brink of a regional war. The US White House’s purposeful attempts to undermine the viability of the Kim Jong-un regime and the demonstration of its readiness for the removal of the North Korean leadership through the use of force are pushing Pyongyang towards adventurist steps, which Washington is using to justify the need to build up its military…

Russia urges US to work together to fine-tune difficulties in New START Treaty

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Moscow calls on Washington to jointly tackle the issue related to the modernization of US strategic delivery vehicles in accordance with the New START Treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security on Thursday. “We have honored all our commitments under the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms and call on the US, in accordance with the…

McMaster: ‘We have failed to impose sufficient costs’ on Russia

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In his last public remarks as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster offered harsh words for Russia Tuesday during a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. “We have failed to impose sufficient costs” on Russia, McMaster said at the event, which also included a Q&A with the Presidents of Estonia and Latvia, as well as the Foreign Minister of Lithuania. He added that the failure to impose…

Donald Trump to Baltics: I’ve been tough on Russia, but want better relations

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

 President Trump on Tuesday told the leaders of the Baltic States — Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia — that he has been tough on threats from Russia, but said a better relationship with President Vladimir Putin would be “a good thing.” “Nobody has been tougher on Russia,” Trump said during a luncheon meeting with Baltic leaders who have said they are worried about the threat of Russian expansionism. Trump, who has been accused of cozying…

US air defense brigade back in Europe

Monday, April 2, 2018

A U.S.-based air defense artillery brigade has formally begun its mission in Germany, marking the first deployment of such a unit to Europe since the post-Cold War drawdown. The arrival of the National Guard’s South Carolina-based 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, billed as the only integrated fires brigade in the Army, is part of a broader effort to bolster one of the military’s lingering capability gaps in Europe. “Back in…

Baltic presidents to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump

Monday, April 2, 2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid is traveling to the United States on Monday, where together with her Latvian and Lithuanian Colleagues she will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Kaljulaid along with Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet Trump for lunch on Tuesday. The meeting is expected to be about issues of security and the economy and to produce a joint declaration of the four…

Latvian president to travel to U.S. and France

Monday, April 2, 2018

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis will make a working visit to the United States to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and will also go to France for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, the Latvian president’s office said. Vejonis will be visiting the U.S. on April 2-7. He will participate in the summit of the Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald Trump on April 3. “During the summit dedicated…

3,700 soldiers from 13 nations will conduct massive war games in Germany

Friday, March 30, 2018

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It sounded like the beginning of Ragnarok. Tanks sped up to engage enemy targets while mortars and artillery rounds were lobbed overhead and helicopter gunships launched missiles during a high-speed, live-fire exercise. More than a dozen M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team joined forces Wednesday with several AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation…

Russia accuses US of ‘expulsion blackmail’

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Russia has accused Washington of pressuring nations to carry out a mass expulsion of its diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US of “colossal blackmail” and said there were “few independent countries” left in modern Europe. The expulsion of 140 Russians by 25 nations is thought to be the largest in history. Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter…

How the Military Controls America

By Eric Zuesse on Monday, March 26, 2018

Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly if not totally dependent upon sales to governments, for their profits, especially sales to their own government, which they control — they control their home market, which is the U.S. Government, and they use it to sell to its allied governments, all of which foreign governments constitute the export markets for…