Big Guns, Better Chow, and More US-NATO Aggression

Big Guns, Better Chow, and More US-NATO Aggression

A headline in the US military magazine Stars and Stripes last September was eye-catching. It told readers that there were “Big guns, better chow for US soldiers on Russia deterrence mission” in Lithuania. Apparently the guns and chow were provided for the “500 173rd Airborne Brigade soldiers that swooped into the Baltics this month on a mission to deter…

Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall of USSR

Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall of USSR

In what will likely be interpreted as the latest “test” by the Kremlin to gauge western military preparedness, Reuters reports that Russia has quietly unleashed the biggest military build up targeting the Arctic since the fall of the Soviet Union.  “It is part of a push to firm Moscow’s hand in the High North as…

US to Send Tanks, Helicopters & 6,000 Troops to Join 1st East Europe Armored Brigade Deployment

US to Send Tanks, Helicopters & 6,000 Troops to Join 1st East Europe Armored Brigade Deployment

The US Army will deploy nearly 6,000 troops, along with tanks, infantry vehicles, heavy howitzers, and combat helicopters to step up its “armored presence” in Eastern Europe, where a massive NATO buildup to counter an “assertive” Russia is underway. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (3rd ABCT) of the Colorado-based 4th Infantry Division will deploy…