Category Archives: Russia

Scaparotti: Russia Pushing U.S. European Command Back to a Warfighting Focus

Scaparotti: Russia Pushing U.S. European Command Back to a Warfighting Focus

173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers conduct a security halt during a foot patrol at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 28, 2017. US Army Photo

Since Russia seized Crimea and began using proxies to destabilize the Ukrainian government in 2014 and menace its neighbors with actions short of war, the senior American officer in Europe told the House Armed Services Committee.
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U.K., France and U.S. Agree to Increase Submarine Warfare, Aircraft Carrier Cooperation

U.K., France and U.S. Agree to Increase Submarine Warfare, Aircraft Carrier Cooperation

Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (Ike) transits the Mediterranean Sea alongside aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) on Dec. 6, 2016. US Navy Photo

Naval leaders from the U.K., France and the U.S. have signed a trilateral cooperation agreement that will allow the three navies to work more closely together – especially in the realms of submarine warfare and carrier operations, a Navy official told USNI News on Monday. Read More

Panel: Russia and China Practicing More Hybrid, Information Warfare

Panel: Russia and China Practicing More Hybrid, Information Warfare

So-called ‘little green men’ in Crimea in 2014. Reuters Photo

Russia and China are effectively using tools as old as propaganda and as current as viral social media messaging to sow distrust abroad and split alliances to gain their way, three expert witnesses in a new age of conflict told the House Armed Services Committee. Read More

Panel to Senate: Russia in Class by Itself as U.S. Threat

Panel to Senate: Russia in Class by Itself as U.S. Threat

Russian airborne soldiers march in Moscow in 2013. photo by Vitaly V. Kuzmin

Russia’s meddling in elections in Europe and the United States, its aggressive seizure of Crimea, military involvement in Syria and actively supporting separatists in Georgia and Ukraine put it in a class by itself as a U.S. threat, three experts on Moscow-Washington relations told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More

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