US warship calms Sweden’s NATO nerves – POLITICO

STOCKHOLM — In the Swedish capital this weekend, everyone was talking about the American warship. Moored in the main waterway linking Stockholm with the Baltic Sea, the towering presence of the USS Kearsarge dominated the city center, its 253-meter-long silhouette creating a new militaristic skyline against the early summer sun. A couple of Danish tourists … Read more

Reuters World News Summary | Law-Order

Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Belarus to conduct military mobilisation exercises near Ukraine border -BelTA Belarus will conduct military mobilisation exercises in June and July in the Gomel region, state news agency BelTA reported on Monday. The Gomel region of Belarus borders Ukraine in the south and, in places, the exclusion … Read more

Kremlin warns bid to join NATO by Finland, Sweden will not improve security

Issued on: 16/05/2022 – 16:12Modified: 16/05/2022 – 16:14 The Kremlin said Monday that the decisions by Finland and Sweden to join the NATO military alliance will not improve security in Europe. Meanwhile, Moscow held a meeting of the six-country Collective Security Treaty Organisation. President Vladimir Putin said Monday that, while Russia does not see Finland’s … Read more

Germany’s preparations for a third world war in full swing

The United States and its NATO allies are intensively preparing for a third world war. Looking back on the First World War, the great powers were said to have “slithered” into the war, but now they are racing open-eyed into disaster. The claim that the Ukraine war is about defending democracy and national independence is … Read more

INTERVIEW | US 7th Fleet Commander Karl O. Thomas: On Alert in the Indo-Pacific

Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel joined Commander of the US 7th Fleet Vice Admiral Karl O. Thomas on board the USS Abraham Lincoln at sea on Saturday, April 23. Standing together, the two diplomats delivered a strong message to North Korea and China from the carrier’s deck. Reporters … Read more

Russia says military drills planned with Vietnam — Radio Free Asia

As fighting rages across Ukraine, Russia and Vietnam are planning to hold a joint military training exercise, Russian state media reported Tuesday, a move that analysts described as “inappropriate” and likely to “raise eyebrows” in the rest of the region. It comes amid international outrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the mounting civilian death … Read more

Why China Isn’t Backing Away From Alignment With Russia – The Diplomat

Advertisement China claims to be neutral in Russia’s war in Ukraine, but this neutrality is easy to see through: Beijing refuses to criticize Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and it blames the United States and NATO for inciting the war. So far, the “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination for A New Era” … Read more

How Russia’s War Revealed a Blindspot in US Intelligence

For much of the past three quarters of a century, the US intelligence community had had one job that was more important than all others: assessing the capabilities of the Russian military. In all that time, the most significant deployment of that military is what we have seen during the past month, as part of … Read more

Russian troops using tree branches, straw for camouflage in Ukraine

A blooming cherry tree is seen not far from the Tidal Basin on Sunday in Washington. (Matt McClain/Washington Post) Russian troops in Ukraine have scrambled to avoid detection and attack by using tree branches and straw, even swaths of carpeting, to conceal tanks and other armored vehicles, in what analysts call a surprising lack of … Read more

Nato news: NATO troops face chill of combat in Arctic exercises

Thousands of NATO troops, some with little experience of operating in snowy conditions, are learning to survive and fight at freezing temperatures in exercises above the Arctic Circle. Up in Norway’s Far North, a group of US Marines have swapped their usual desert camouflage outfits for mountain gear, thick mittens and big white boots. It … Read more