The Russian government has signed major nuclear cooperation agreements with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan since the start of this year, increasing its influence among traditional U.S. allies in the region.
A small submarine that may be Russian has been discovered on the sea floor near the Swedish coast, according to a group that explores shipwrecks and artifacts in the area.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday.
Pentagon officials are preparing to equip Ukraine with larger, longer-range radar to help the country fight back against Russian-backed separatists, indicating the Defense Department’s desire to provide more military support to Ukraine.
Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said.
Russia is afforded a key role in preserving an arms embargo on Iran under a recently completed nuclear accord, despite the Kremlin’s interest in weapons sales to Tehran, according to a leading foreign policy analyst.
Two Pentagon generals tapped by President Obama to hold top posts at the Department of Defense have named Vladimir Putin’s Russia as the most significant threat to the United States.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials are considering expanding the American military training mission in Ukraine to include army and special operations troops, likely focusing on issues like tactics and combat medicine, a top U.S. Army general said on Monday.
Several Russian soldiers are facing prosecution after they refused to fight in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reports.