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Finland Prepared for Worst, But Sees No Immediate Russian Threat to Its Border, Defense Minister Says

Finland Prepared for Worst, But Sees No Immediate Russian Threat to Its Border, Defense Minister Says

A Finnish Border Guard member on duty in Finnish Lapland near the Russian border in 2021. Finnish Border Guard Photo

This post has been updated to correct the number of F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters Finland is set to aquire.

Despite sharing an 830-mile border with Russia, a senior Finnish defense official said he did not see an immediate military threat from Moscow. Read More

NATO Command of USS Harry S. Truman Sends Signal to Russia, Says Secretary General Stoltenberg

NATO Command of USS Harry S. Truman Sends Signal to Russia, Says Secretary General Stoltenberg

Sailors heave a phone-and-distance line on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) during a replenishment-at-sea on Oct. 22, 2021. US Navy Photo

Putting an American aircraft carrier strike group under alliance control should be a “clear message to Russia” that its 30 members are unwavering in their commitment to come to each other’s defense if attacked, NATO’s secretary general said Friday.

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Panel: U.S. Needs ‘Actions with Backbone’ to Deter Russia From Invading Ukraine

Panel: U.S. Needs ‘Actions with Backbone’ to Deter Russia From Invading Ukraine

A Ukrainian Special Forces Soldier prepares for a mission with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group during Exercise Combined Resolve 16 in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 8, 2021. US Army Photo

Washington should not “cede the battlefield” to Moscow in resolving the crisis over Ukraine’s future, but instead signal to the Kremlin that any invasion will be met with “actions with backbone,” three international security experts said late last week. Read More

Former NATO Head Scaparrotti: China, Iran Watching U.S. Response to Ukraine Tensions Closely

Former NATO Head Scaparrotti: China, Iran Watching U.S. Response to Ukraine Tensions Closely

A Ukrainian soldier receives on-the-spot feedback from a 7th Army Training Command observer coach trainer during Combined Resolve XVI at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 10, 2021. Ukrainian Army Photo

As Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to expand the Kremlin’s sphere of influence across Eastern Europe, how Ukraine is handled by the U.S. will be watched closely by China, Iran, North Korea, a former NATO top commander said last week. Read More