Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to back out of a contract to supply surface-air S-300 missiles to the Syrian Army in a Tuesday meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Tower reports.
Russia is engaged in a major buildup of both nuclear and conventional missile defense systems at the same time Moscow is seeking legal limits on U.S. missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.
U.S. officials said Wednesday that they are reviewing information from Israel about Russia’s alleged sale of S-300 missile batteries to Syria, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Russian strategic bombers conducted flights within the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week in Moscow’s latest incident of nuclear saber rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.
The events unfolding in Boston have underscored the threat Chechen radicals with ties to al Qaeda pose to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, experts said.
Rep. Mike Turner (R., Ohio) sent the White House a letter Wednesday criticizing the administration’s missile defense strategy, according to the Hill.
A military policeman was sentenced 16 years in prison and dishonorably discharged on Monday for selling military secrets to an FBI agent posing as a Russian spy, reports Politico.
Chinese hackers “bombard” the Pentagon’s computer systems “by the millions each and every day” searching for a point of entry into the sensitive U.S. computing systems, according to officials speaking at an event on cybersecurity on Tuesday.