Russian Ships Dock at Former NATO Base

Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country's former top military leaders, anxious about its resurgent eastern neighbour roaming nearby. Norway's jagged Arctic coastline has regained its strategic importance since tensions between Russia and NATO members have spiked to levels not seen since the fall of the Soviet Union. The rocky relations have led some to criticise the shutting down of Olavsvern Naval Base, ...
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US Pushes Missile Defense System in S. Korea

Washington wants to deploy a THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile interceptor battery to the South, where some 28,500 American troops are stationed, but Seoul fears this would antagonize China and Russia, which see the system’s deployment as a threat to their security, Yonhap news agency reported. In light of such sensitivity, US officials provided no clarifications as to why the issue will not be discussed when Ashton Carter visits Seoul from April 9-11 for his first face-to-f...
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Russia Upgrades Missile Attack Warning System

Russian Defense Ministry has issued a report on a forthcoming expansion of the national orbital grouping of the space echelon of the Missile Attack Warning System (MAWS). "The launch of the first spacecraft of the new generation has been scheduled for the second half of 2015," a spokesman for the ministry said. "The satellite will be taken into orbit by the Soyuz launch vehicle." He indicated that the Angara carrier rocket would not be used for this particular launch, since the Angara’s ne...
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