Russian aircraft are violating the 2015 agreement between U.S. and Russia increasing the possibility of an accident, according to a U.S. general.
Ukrainian special forces are getting one of the world’s best sniper rifles thanks to EstoniaUkraine
Ukrainian special forces underwent a big modernization and are now very effective against Russia, yet supplying them with equipment is hard.
Poland arrests Russian agents intending to sabotage Western arms shipments to UkraineOn Duty
“The suspects conducted intelligence activities against Poland and prepared acts of sabotage at the request of Russian intelligence.”
Why is Russia wasting so many troops to capture Bakhmut?Ukraine
If Russia doesn’t achieve a big breakthrough in the Donbas, then its vaunted winter offensive will peter out without having achieved anything.
Cyberwarfare: Combatting Russian hackers and Chinese influenceMilitary Affairs
Cyberwarfare is becoming an increasingly important tool in U.S. policymakers’ toolbox. Established in 2010, the U.S. Cyber Command is the American military’s response to the Russian, Chinese, North Korean, and Iranian, and other actors’ threats in the digital realm. And the danger is real. In the last few years, the Russian military has displayed its […]
Iniochos 21: An aircraft enthusiast’s dreamOn Duty
The skies of Greece were a sight to behold in April as Iniochos 21, a Hellenic air force-sponsored annual air exercise, took place. Aircraft and crews from six countries participated in the exercise, offering a rare opportunity to see several different airframes fly together and against each other. Here are the platforms: Greece: F-16 Fighting […]
America’s bombers just landed in the Arctic Circle for the first timeOn Duty
In March, U.S. strategic bombers completed a historic task force deployment in Europe. Several B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and over 100 support personnel flew to Europe to take part in a Bomber Task Force deployment. Bomber Task Force deployments are probably one of the more important but least known Air Force missions. […]
Nord Stream 2: Russia’s attempt to divide the US and EuropeMilitary Affairs
As tensions in Ukraine reignite, the U.S.’ focus is once more diverted to the troubled eastern border of Europe where Russian aggression continues to destabilize the region. Farther up north, however, a project long in the works poses an equally serious threat. Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline that will connect Europe and Russia, […]
Russia threatens war in Ukraine as US forces prepare for the worstOn Duty
Ukraine and Russia are once more beating the drums of war in Eastern Europe as long-standing tensions between the two countries threaten to ignite a full-fledged conflict. Both sides have been moving troops and equipment in the border region, while the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has raised its watch level from “possible crisis” to “potential […]
Air Force deploys MQ-9 Reaper drones close to RussiaOff Duty
Earlier this year, the Air Force decided to relocate a squadron of MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Romania. And now they have begun conducting missions. The Air Force moved the 25th Attack Group to the eastern European country as part of a renewed focus in the region. The Pentagon is increasingly focusing on Great […]