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Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an "existential threat" to the US

AP During the early months of the Trump administration, Russia reportedly told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis of its willingness to use nuclear weapons under certain conditions. It's not clear in what context the w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2018

NATO Chief Warns Russia Has Developed Weapons That "Lower Threshold" for Nuclear War

“We want to send a clear message to any potential adversaries that NATO is there to protect all allies against any threat," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 27th, 2018

Russia Says New NATO War Plan a Threat to Europe"s Stability and Moscow"s Military Is Prepared to Respond

Tensions are rising between NATO and Russia......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 13th, 2018

Pace of Disarmament Stands as Obstacle in North Korea Talks

South Korea warned of big differences between the U.S. and North Korean positions on denuclearization, highlighting the difficulty of reaching a deal as both sides continued talks aimed at halting the threat from Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 30th, 2018

Neither Trump nor Europe Can Renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal, Russia Warns

Europe is fighting to keep the deal. Trump wants to kill it. Meanwhile, Moscow and China will likely back Tehran......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 25th, 2018

Armed by the Kremlin, Russia"s national oil company could be the new force in Syria when the troops leave

Sergei Grits/AP Photo In 2007, Moscow's parliament voted to allow its energy giants to create their own militaries, with weapons and technology supplied by the Kremlin. Following the Syrian Civil War, Syria signed an agreement with R.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 18th, 2018

US Defense Agency Wants Battlespace To Combat Russia And China Hypersonic Weapons

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) submitted a request for highly maneuvrable Mach 5 missile interceptors to combat the hypersonic threat from Russia and China. The solicitation was submitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) Small Busine.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 18th, 2018

U.S. Warns of Russian Interference in Macedonia"s NATO Bid

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that Russia is actively working against a referendum in Macedonia that would clear the way for the Balkan nation to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 17th, 2018

Russia"s been meddling with a US ally in Europe, and Mattis isn"t happy

Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski US Secretary of Defense James Mattis accused R.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 17th, 2018

Top US Envoy Says "Lots Of Evidence" Assad Prepping Chemical Weapons; Russia Threatens Attack On US Base

While Syria seemed to have dropped from the Western media's radar over the past months as the Syrian Army and its Russian and Iranian allies made rapid .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 7th, 2018

Russia reportedly warns the US that it"s prepared to attack a key base where dozens of US troops are stationed

Rodi Said/Reuters Russia has reportedly warned the US that its military and allied Syrian forces were ready to attack a key US-held base in Syria, acc.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 6th, 2018

Russia reportedly says it is prepared to attack a key base where dozens of US troops are stationed in Syria

Rodi Said/Reuters Russia has reportedly warned the US that its military and allied Syrian forces were ready to attack a key US-held base in Syria, acc.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 6th, 2018

Trump reportedly told Mattis that he wanted to assassinate Bashar al-Assad after his chemical weapons attack on Syrians last year

Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump reportedly told Defense Secretary James Mattis he wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last year. It came after a chemical weapo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 4th, 2018

Russia Sends Largest Naval Armada Of Syrian War Amidst New Chemical Attack Warnings

We observed previously after John Bolton's threat late this week of "greater military force" should chemical weapons allega.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 25th, 2018

US Imposes New Russia Sanctions; Will Stay In Place "Until Change In Russian Behavior"

Having warned several weeks ago it would impose sanctions on Russia for its alleged use of the Novichok chemical agent in the UK, on Friday morning the US followed through with the threat when the U.S. released a notice of sanctions, saying they.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 24th, 2018

Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

Russia's prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will strike back with economic, political and unspecified "other" means......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 10th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. to sanction Russia over nerve-agent attack in U.K.

The U.S. announced new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday over the nerve-agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K. in March, saying Moscow violated an international ban on chemical and biological weapons.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 8th, 2018

The US has been asking North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons — but Pyongyang keeps saying no

Evan Vucci/AP North Korea is reportedly refusing to turn over its nuclear weapons, despite repeated requests from US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The secretary is struggling to get North Korea to even disclose the size of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 8th, 2018

Thousands of North Korean Workers Enter Russia Despite U.N. Ban

Russia is letting thousands of new North Korean laborers enter the country and issuing fresh work permits—actions U.S. officials say potentially violate sanctions aimed at cutting cash flows to Pyongyang and coercing it into giving up nuclear weapons......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 2nd, 2018

Russia Issuing North Korean Work Permits Despite U.N. Ban

Russia is letting thousands of new North Korean laborers enter the country and issuing fresh work permits—actions U.S. officials say potentially violate sanctions aimed at cutting cash flows to Pyongyang and coercing it into giving up nuclear weapons......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 2nd, 2018

Japan and Russia are still butting heads over a World War II-era territorial dispute — and they"re keeping an eye on each other"s weapons

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) - Japan's minister of defense, Itsunori Onodera, said on Tuesday t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 1st, 2018