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15.02.2024 Brian Berletic

The first-ever US Department of Defense National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS) confirms what many analysts have concluded in regard to the unsustainable nature of Washington’s global-spanning foreign policy objectives and its defense industrial base’s (DIB) inability to achieve them. The report lays out a multitude of problems plaguing the US DIB including a lack of surge capacity, inadequate workforce, offshore downstream suppliers, as well as insufficient “demand signals” to motivate private industry partners to produce what’s needed…

15.12.2023 Fernando Gaillardo

Washington continues to methodically build up the military capabilities of its most promising Asian “small geometry” alliance, AUKUS, which includes its most trusted allies, the UK and Australia, in an attempt to maintain military dominance over the PRC. On 1 December, the Defense Ministers of the three countries met at the headquarters of the Defense Innovation unit in California, where they were given a visual showcase of the U.S. progress in developing promising weapons. The choice of location and the stunning showcase were intended to provide an additional…

03.11.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

In this article, we will talk about the global consequences of this conflict, especially taking into account the fact that while this text was being written, even more gasoline was poured on the fire. According to Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, Israel launched the guided missiles at al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip on 17 October, which was overcrowded with wounded and refugees, allegedly several hours after Israel’s General Security Service contacted hospital staff several times, threatening to blow up the hospital…

02.11.2023 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

The trend of a number of Western so-called experts is unchanged. And it is based on the fact that without the participation of Western forces, non-Western states, in particular African states, will not be able to cope with security problems. At the same time, as it often happens, they forget to remind about the true causes of those very security problems. And also, at the very least, downplaying or denying the successes shown by the armed forces of a number of African countries in co-operation with non-Western allies. The position of Mali is very interesting…

24.10.2023 Phil Butler

Lookout world, a U.S. Congress commission has determined we are all going to die. Just when you thought Armageddon was about to happen on the plains of Mageddo in the Holy Land, The Strategic Posture Commission (PDF) says America must prepare for war with Russia and China. The good news for those holding shares of U.S. defense industry stocks is that business will be excellent. As good as during the Cold War, or better if indicators are calculated correctly. With the United States some $33.6 trillion in debt, the powers that run our empire’s business and war strategies will print even more funny money now…

19.10.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

On Sept. 26, a large-scale military parade was held in downtown Seoul to mark the 75th anniversary of the country’s armed forces under the slogan “Strong Armed Forces, Robust Security, Peace Through Strength.”  Military parades are usually held in the ROK every five years, but the last one was held in 2013 – in 2018, the Moon Jae-in government skipped the event due to its pursuit of inter-Korean reconciliation. The parade started at 4.00 pm local time and ran for one hour, in the area from Sunnaemun Gate to Gwanghwamun Square. Some 3,700 troops and more than 170 pieces of military equipment took part, including K2 tanks, K-21 BMPs, missiles…

18.10.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

For more than a week, the Middle East has been the focal point of a “heated conflict” between Hamas rebels and Israel Defense Forces. This war’s brutality is astounding in terms of the number of dead and wounded on both sides, the intensity of the exchange of fire, and the amount of collateral damage. More than 1,500 casualties over the course of nine to ten days of battle is a record for Israel. War is usually predictable because it is preceded by political inconsistencies that cannot be handled diplomatically, the assembling…

13.10.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

The October tension in the Middle East this year was supplemented by a new flash point in the smoldering Arab-Israeli conflict. During the first week of this month, Syria and Israel turned out to be the epicenters of military escalation. After the terrorist attack in Ankara on October 1 this year, the Turkish authorities, in order to suppress the militant cells of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) banned in Turkey, actually started a military operation in the north and north-west of Syria. Then, on October 7 of this year…

02.09.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

The media claimed on July 18, 2023, that US soldier Travis King crossed into DPRK territory unlawfully and voluntarily while on a tour of the Joint Security Area (JSA) and that he is currently in North Korean custody. Vasily Matuzok, a MGIMO student, fled from north to south in a strikingly identical manner on November 23, 1984. Then, however, the incident ended in a shootout with casualties on both sides. Assuring that the soldier intentionally crossed the border into North Korea, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated that he was “absolutely first and foremost concerned”…

10.01.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

On December 16, 2022, Japan’s Cabinet approved amendments to three key national security and defense documents. First, an increase in the military budget is envisaged.  The Japanese government has previously announced plans to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2027 (it is currently 1% of GDP). If Japan does so, its defense...

29.10.2022 Konstantin Asmolov

On October 24, 2022 the armed forces of North and South Korea both announced that they had fired warning shots after a North Korean ship crossed the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea, the de facto maritime border between the two countries. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, a North Korean merchant vessel, the Mupho-ho crossed the NLL 27 km...

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