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  1. remnant

    Russian weapons turn the tide of the war in Syria

    Russian president Vladimir Putin says that Russian weapons have turned the tide of the war in Syria. Russian warplanes have flown 10,000 missions since Sept. 30 hitting 200 oil facilities allowing the Syrian military to drive militants from 500 towns and villages. For the first time, Russia...
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    Iran acquires advanced anti-aircraft shield

    Following the lifting of sanctions against Iran, the Russians have finally delivered advanced anti-aircraft systems to the Iranians. The S-300 PMU2 anti-aircraft batteries have long been a sticking point with some members of the UN Security Council stating that they are likely to be used to...
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    Poland Foreign Minister: Russia Is More Dangerous Than ISIS

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Russia is more dangerous than the Islamic State group, Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told reporters Friday during a visit to Slovakia. "By all evidence, Russia's activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries," said...
  4. mhudson

    Question on Syria

    Watching the multiparty tug-of-war going on in Syria, I'm partially reminded of the race to Berlin. Only this time, it isn't just the U.S. and Russia jockeying for position. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, USA, Russia, and Iran are all attempting to influence the goings-on in the territory, some more...
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    Nuclear Bomber Signaling Doesn’t Work

    By JIM DOYLEon March 21, 2016 at 4:01 AM B-52 Stratofortress conducts a low-level flight with a South Korea F-15K and a U.S. F-16 In a recent article in Breaking Defense, Adam Lowther and Chris Winklepleck argue that the strategic aircraft leg of the triad provides unique “nuclear...
  6. Diane Lane

    FlyDubai Flight Crashes in Russia, Killing All 62 on Board

    At this time, terrorism is not considered as the cause of the crash. An investigation is ongoing, and the suspected cause is either pilot error possibly related to weather conditions, mechanical failure, or a combination of the two. FlyDubai states that they consider the crash an accident, and...
  7. Corzhens

    UN Security Council hails Russia’s move on military pullout from Syria

    Russia's plan to withdraw the major part of its Aerospace Forces from Syria is hailed by members of the UN Security Council, said Ismael Gaspar Martins, the president of the Security Council for March. Martins welcomed the decision and called it as a positive step. The Russian military...
  8. Corzhens

    Putin's Syria campaign is win-win for most Russians

    Dateline Moscow. Most Russians like their country's military operation in Syria. They thing the airstrikes in Syria had turned the course of war aside from demonstrating Russia's supreme air power. But it can be recalled that they suffered a debacle in Afghanistan so maybe Syria is their...
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    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria

    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria In a speech before his senior Defense Ministry officials in Moscow on Friday, President Vladimir Putin ordered his armed forces to “act as toughly as possible” in defending its air contingent currently deployed in combat operations in...
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    Russia deploys additional Su-34s to Syria

    Russia deploys additional Su-34s to Syria Sean O'Connor, Indianapolis and Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly 10 December 2015 Airbus Defence and Space imagery shows that the number of Russian Su-34 strike aircraft deployed to Humaymim Air Base in Syria increased from four to...
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    Ash Carter: Russia Puts Gasoline In the Fire of Syrian Civil War

    Ash Carter: Russia Puts Gasoline In the Fire of Syrian Civil War MADRID — Defense Secretary Ash Carter criticized on Monday morning the Russian military operation in Syria during his first speech in his tour in Europe: "By taking military action in Syria against moderate groups targets...
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    Russia Seeks Middle East Deals at MAKS Air Show

    Russia Seeks Middle East Deals at MAKS Air Show MOSCOW — Political upheaval over the last year has created a radically different business, political and security environment for this week's biennial International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) compared with the 2013 exhibit. Russian...
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