Russia Building up in Crimea

On August 3, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Russia Building up in Crimea

By Marren Haneberg In a “significant” military buildup over the past 18 months, Russia has increased its troops, aircraft, and weapons in Crimea and improved its Soviet bases and S-400 anti-aircraft systems (13). One U.S. official described Defense One’s satellite imagery analysis of the region “a deliberate and systematic buildup…

Turkey, Russian Arms, and a Nervous NATO

On July 27, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Turkey, Russian Arms, and a Nervous NATO

By Clayton Chudleigh Earlier this month, the Republic of Turkey defied the United States and NATO by accepting the delivery of the S-400 mobile surface-to-air missile system from Russia. The S-400 is the successor of the S-300 missile system, and compared to the U.S. Patriot missile system is capable of…

Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

On July 1, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By , , With Comments Off on Arms Sales in the Yemeni Conflict: Who’s (Legally or Illegally) Selling Guns?

The Saudi-led coalition purchases most of its arms from the United States and United Kingdom, while weaponry for the Houthi rebels is smuggled almost entirely from Iran. United States In 2017, the American and Saudi governments agreed to a deal wherein Saudi Arabia would purchase over $350 billion worth of…