The Biden administration had been intending to take out the Nord Stream pipeline since December 2021. This was two months before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, while Putin was amassing troops on the border.
The U.S. Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center can be found in a location as obscure as its name—down what was once a country lane in rural Panama City, a now-booming resort city in the southwestern panhandle of Florida, 70 miles south of the Alabama border. The center’s complex is as nondescript as its location—a drab concrete post-World War II structure that has the look of a vocational high school on the west side of Chicago. A coin-operated laundromat and a dance school are across what is now a four-lane road.
Command senior enlisted leaders from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command, the Royal Danish, Royal Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish Air Force participate in Nordic Regional CSEL Engagement to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, Jan. 16-28, 2023.
The two-week engagement enabled a platform for the CSELs to discuss agile combat employment across the Nordic nations, explore multinational professional military education exchange opportunities and discuss the operational environment in the High North.
Joe Biden will likely travel to Poland near the end of the month, NBC News reported on Monday night, citing three people familiar with the plan.
The sources noted that the visit was not final until the White House confirmed it and the plans could change, Polish state news agency reported.
NBC reported last month that Biden was considering a trip to Europe…highlighting Ukraine’s resilience in the face of the invasion and emphasising America’s solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, according to officials.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Tuesday said the US and NATO were trying to prolong the war in Ukraine and that their military aid and other support for Kyiv threatens an “unpredictable escalation.”
“The United States and its allies have been trying to prolong the conflict as much as possible. For this purpose, they are supplying ‘heavy offensive weapons’ and openly calling on Ukraine to seize Russian territories,” Shoigu said, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
According to Colonel Markus Reisner, the military strategist of the Austrian Ministry of Defence, Ukraine does not need NATO soldiers, as they are already there on the frontlines as mercenaries.
As reported by RIA Novosti, Reisner’s remark came in response to a question during a press conference at the AIES Institute. One of the journalists asked him who would be managing the proposed transfer of tanks to Ukraine – NATO servicemen or Ukrainians.
A peace deal being pushed by powerful Western nations to resolve tensions between Serbia and Kosovo fails to address mutual recognition, which essentially means it would fail to achieve real progress, analysts have told Al Jazeera.
Among the provisions in the proposal touted by France, Germany and the United States, Serbia would not explicitly recognise Kosovo’s independence but would have to stop lobbying against its membership in international bodies, such as the United Nations.
There is a strong possibility of Moldova becoming a conflict hotspot so that the West can maintain maximum pressure on Russia’s periphery and bog the country down in more war. This comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the media that the West now has its “eyes” on Moldova and that Moldovan President Maia Sandu is ready to act on any instructions that she receives.
The possibility of Moldova becoming a major European flashpoint has always existed because the Transnistrian conflict has been frozen since July 1992.
Tank warfare has evolved. The large force-on-force armored battles that were the hallmark of much of WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, which served as the foundation of operational doctrine for both NATO and the Soviet Union (and which was implemented in full by the United States during Operation Desert Storm in 1991), has run its course.