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Western Team Went to Help Moscow’s Man in Libya, UN Finds

Mercenary group retreated after days, UN investigation foundLibya war has drawn foreign intervention, hit oil exports By Samer Al-Atrush and David Wainer A team of Western mercenaries linked with two Dubai-based companies was briefly deployed to Libya to assist Russian-backed strongman Khalifa Haftar in his offensive to capture Tripoli, according to a confidential UN report,

Senkaku Paradox: Preparing for conflict with the great powers

Editor's Note: Contemplating a scenario where China and Russia seize territory of marginal importance triggering applicable defense treaties, Washington needs better, less escalatory, and, thus, more credible options, writes Michael O'Hanlon. This piece was originally published by The Hill. Since roughly 2014, when Russia seized Crimea and China solidified its

US military edge has eroded to ‘a dangerous degree,’ study for Congress finds

•As China’s military grows, Pentagon says U.S. forces ‘atrophied’ •China is rapidly modernizing its forces in an attempt to match the US might in Asia Paul Sonne and Shane Harris The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according

Russia, U.S. plan joint test flight to Moon

Russia and the U.S. will hold a joint four-month experiment imitating a flight to the lunar orbital station Deep Space Gateway in 2019 in Moscow, Russian Institute of Science said. The press service of the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Science (IBMP) said this on Friday. In 2016,

Spy poisoning: allies back UK, blast Russia at UN security council

•UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats •Russia behind attack with ‘military-grade nerve agent’- Nikki Haley •Its a false-flag conspiracy theory- Moscow’s envoy replies Julian Borger, BBC Russia has claimed at the UN security council that it never made or even researched novichok nerve agents, which the UK says were used in the Salisbury attack on a former

Despite the Fearmongering, Russia is actually relying less on nuclear weapons

Nukes will likely lose further importance as the Kremlin develops precision-guided missiles In recent months there has much hysteria in Washington about Russia allegedly lowering its nuclear threshold and particularly about Moscow’s arsenal of non-strategic nuclear weapons. However, there is little evidence that Moscow has lowered its nuclear threshold — nor

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