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Published 2018-12-07 19:36:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
MOSCOW, Russia – NATO experts acknowledged the vulnerability of their communications and digital infrastructure to Russian electronic warfare systems and therefore plan to develop a concept of protection against such systems by 2019. “The recent exercises on the eastern border of NATO, the presence in the Baltic States and the war in Ukraine have demonstrated the success of the Russian strategy of electronic warfare (EW). Both the potential of electronic attacks (for example, suppression) and electronic support (for example, target detection) show that the existing NATO tactical communications infrastructure is vulnerable to EW and will face serious threats,” the document… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-07 18:09:20 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
MOSCOW, Russia – Despite the US economic, military and technological advantages over Russia, it is often possible to see that it is precisely Moscow that acts as a mediator in the Middle East, writes The Washington Post newspaper, adding that Russia thus undermines Washington’s dominant role in the region. After 30 years since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the United States becoming the undisputed superpower in the Middle East, Russia, reborn, has returned to the region. According to The Washington Post, under the personal leadership of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country is filling the void that emerged… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-07 17:31:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
MOSCOW, Russia – On Friday, Russian navy captain Mikhail Nenashev said that the United States does not intend to give a military response to the incident in the Kerch Strait because they understand that Russia has the sufficient means to neutralize them. “They [US] are worried that their ships will do the same thing that happened with the Ukrainian boats that were detained in the Kerch Strait. In case of US aggression in the Black Sea, Russia is able to neutralize its ships; and has enough means for that,” Nenashev said. “There are sensible people in the US military who… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-07 14:53:27 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
MOSCOW, Russia – The Russian and Venezuelan presidents held a meeting in Moscow on December 5 in which they signed various agreements. Among them, a guaranteed investment agreement of more than $5 billion in the Venezuelan oil sector. Political scientist Maksim Zharov comments on the goals of Russian investments and the possible US reaction to the agreements. Among other contracts mentioned by the Venezuelan leader is a guaranteed investment of more than $1 billion in the mining sector, first in the area of gold exploration, and a contract to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela. For political scientist Maksim… Continue ->
US Plans to Train up to 40,000 Syrians to ‘Secure the Stability’ of the Country Despite Slaughtering Civilians
Published 2018-12-07 13:14:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
AL-TANF, Syria – The United States and allied forces in Syria need to finish training between 35,000 and 40,000 Syrians to establish stability in eastern Syria after the defeat and expulsion of the Daesh [ISIS] terrorist group from these areas, said the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff United States, Joseph Dunford. “We estimate about 35,000 to 40,000 local forces have to be trained and equipped in order to provide stability,” Dunford said at a Washington Post event on Thursday. “We are probably somewhere along the line of 20 percent through the training of those forces.” According to Dunford,… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-07 11:27:23 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
MOSCOW, Russia – Russia is seeking to expand its agricultural exports, seeking to feed the entire planet, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. His statement comes as the country enjoys a record increase in grain exports. “Our country is, as they say, destined for the heavens to feed the entire planet, and we will try to do that,” Medvedev told reporters at Russian TV channels in a major interview on Thursday. Besides being the “destination” of the country, food makes “nice export goods,” added the Russian prime minister. Russia’s agriculture has expanded greatly in recent years, making it a solid… Continue ->
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