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RUSSIA: Return to INF Treaty Impossible After US Withdrawal

MOSCOW – The US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty has become an irreparable mistake, which makes the return to the agreement impossible, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated. “I would like to say that several mistakes, committed by the US, entailed irreparable consequences. One of those huge mistakes, for example, is […]

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DE-ESCALATION: China, India Agree to Complete Troop Pullback from Disputed Border

BEIJING/NEW DELHI – China and India agreed to ensure a complete disengagement of troops in the disputed border areas as soon as possible, the foreign ministries of both countries confirmed on Monday. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the situation by telephone […]

MAJOR: Deep State House Panel Votes to Prevent Trump’s Germany Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Armed Services Committee approved a bipartisan amendment seeking to constrain President Donald Trump’s ability to withdraw US troops from Germany. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment, offered by Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), would block funding to reduce the number of troops in Germany and Europe […]

MAJOR: Two USN Aircraft Carriers Hold Drills in South China Sea

WASHINGTON, D.C./BEIJING – Two US aircraft carriers kicked off joint exercises in the Philippine Sea on Sunday. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups began the drills to bolster the United States’ “responsive, flexible, and enduring commitments” to mutual defense agreements with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific, the Navy said in […]

MAJOR: India, China Mass Troops in Border Showdown

BEIJING/NEW DELHI – India acknowledged for the first time that it has matched China in massing troops at their contested Himalayan border region after a deadly clash this month. But India’s Foreign Ministry accused China of causing the tensions by starting military deployments and warned relations between the world’s two most populous nations could be […]

RUSSIAN FM: Moving US Troops From Germany to Poland Leads to Violation of Russia-NATO Founding Act, Restarts Cold War in Europe

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. – Russia is closely following the US plans to move part of its troops from Germany to Poland, and will implement all the needed measures to ensure its national security, as the US may violate the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on […]

AN UNLIKELY RIFT: US, Poland Split Over Fate of US Troops Leaving Germany

WASHINGTON, D.C./WARSAW – Donald Trump and his Polish counterpart split on Wednesday over the fate of 27,000 American military troops the US president has vowed to remove from Germany. Trump is miffed at German leaders for not paying more into NATO coffers, calling its contributions “a tremendous delinquency”. He has railed against many of the European […]