Look Inside Putin's Massive New Military Command And Control Center

Seemingly pulled right from a James Bond movie, we got a glimpse this week of Russia’s new super military nerve center in action, called the National Defense Control Center (NDCC), as Russian heavy bombers made their combat debut in the Syrian conflict. This was also the first time the venerable Tu-95 Bears or the… »11/19/15 7:27pm11/19/15 7:27pm


Russia Begins Bombing Operations In Syria As A Bigger Strategic Picture Emerges

It was just a matter of time before Russia’s new expeditionary pocket air force in Syria began its bombing operations. Over the last few weeks Russian drones have been flying missions out of Latakia Air Base looking for targets. Now the first Russian shots have been fired in what could be a very long battle to secure… »9/30/15 5:21pm9/30/15 5:21pm

Pentagon Unsure If It Could Beat Russia In A Conventional Conflict 

The Daily Beast reports that a series of classified war gaming exercises ran by the Defense Department have clearly shown that the U.S. is ill-prepared for a sustained military engagement with Russia. Such a situation is not that hard to believe as our forces have been mired in counter-terror and counter-insurgency… »8/14/15 7:41pm8/14/15 7:41pm

Things Got So Awkward Between Putin And Obama At China's APEC Summit

It is well known that the leaders of the two nations that collectively posses the vast majority of nuclear weapons on planet earth have an icy relationship at best. This was awkwardly apparent at this week's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in China. Here are some of the best pictures of this odd couple's… »11/12/14 8:16pm11/12/14 8:16pm

Ukraine Update #4: Are Russia And Ukraine Already At War?

Things are really heating up in Eastern Ukraine right now. After weeks of mounting chaos, and in some case violence, many government facilities in the region have been overrun by armed pro-Russian separatists. After days of looking for a way around military intervention, Kiev has launched a large military… »4/16/14 10:47am4/16/14 10:47am