Category Archives: Russia

CENTCOM Gen. Votel Outlines Challenges From Islamic State, Russia, Iran

CENTCOM Gen. Votel Outlines Challenges From Islamic State, Russia, Iran

Gen. Joseph Votel, U. S. Central Command commander, speaks at a commander’s call at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 23, 2017. US Air Force Photo

A range of competing interests in the Middle East are creating multiple complex situations for U.S. Central Command to navigate, CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph Votel testified today. Read More

Panel: NATO Unprepared to Defend Baltics from Russian Attack

Panel: NATO Unprepared to Defend Baltics from Russian Attack

Estonian army scouts from 1st Battalion practicing their defensive maneuvers during Exercise SIIL/Steadfast Javelin in 2015. NATO Photo

While NATO remains unprepared to defend its most exposed states, positioning three American armored brigades in or near the Baltics would be a good first step in providing more effective deterrence against possible Russian moves, three experts in international security told the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land subcommittee Wednesday. Read More

NSA Head: Russian Interference in U.S. Election, ‘Hey, This Happened’

NSA Head: Russian Interference in U.S. Election, ‘Hey, This Happened’

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and head of the National Security Agency. US Navy Photo

Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and head of the National Security Agency. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The head of the National Security Agency reiterated that Russia engaged in cyber actions to influence the result of the U.S. presidential election and said the Moscow-directed interference is changing the way the NSA thinks about U.S. critical infrastructure. Read More