Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines

Jeremy Bender, provided by   Published 6:45 pm, Sunday, January 18, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new military doctrine for the country on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine, beyond explicitly stating that NATO’s expansion was the main external threat facing Moscow, calls for reinforcing three geopolitical fronts that Russia sees as…

NATO rotates Baltic Air Policing Mission

Military Capabilities  Gareth Jennings, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 01 January 2015   The Italian Air Force is leading this latest rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission with four Eurofighter Typhoons operating out of Siauliai Airbase in Lithuania. Source: Eurofighter NATO has rotated its air policing mission in the Baltic with the…

Dual Mission in Store for Bosnia Stabilization Force

Jun 3, 2014 0 4 By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 1996 – When IFOR’s year-long Bosnia mission ends, SFOR’s mission begins. The turnover Dec. 20 will mark the change from a peace implementation force of about 60,000 to a smaller stabilization force of about 31,000. NATO’s new stabilization force,…

CTC Sentinel | Volume 7, Issue 5 (May 2014)

Download PDF Published by Combating Terrorism Center Cover Story Overview Boko Haram and the Kidnapping of the Chibok Schoolgirls By Jacob Zenn On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. This article analyzes Boko Haram’s area of operations along the Borno-Cameroon border with a…

NATO’s Next Moves

Interviewee: Christopher S. Chivvis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation Interviewer: Jonathan Masters, Deputy Editor March 20, 2014 The patch of the NATO Airborne Warning and Control Systems aircraft attached to a soldier’s uniform.(Photo: Wolfgang Rattay/Courtesy Reuters)Russia’s annexation of Crimea has placed NATO’s fundamental commitments to European security under the microscope. While the Pentagon and its…

New Turk Comm Satellite To Expand Connections Through Africa

Feb. 17, 2014 – 12:25PM   |   By BURAK EGE BEKDIL A Russian-built Proton-M rocket with the Turksat-4A Turkish communications satellite blasts off at the Russian-leased Kazakhstan Baikonur cosmodrome. (Agence France-Presse) ANKARA — Turkey has launched the Japanese-built Turksat 4A, a communications satellite expected to provide decades of service for government and commercial users. Turksat 4A,…