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It's not surprising that Russia has prepared its military for arctic operations better than any other country.

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To most American and European observers, Hollande's reluctance to cancel the Mistral sale was incomprehensible.

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Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship

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All three Baltic governments are going to great lengths to highlight their alleged seriousness about defense, but the actual data fail to support the propaganda.

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If there was any doubt of the relevance of NATO before now, the last few months have cleared that up and reinforced the need for our essential core tasks: Collective Defense, Cooperative Security and Crisis Management.

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Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills for Russian armed forces in the Baltic region to test Russia's "battle-readiness", a ministry of defence spokesperson told Russian news agency Interfax today.

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[The] open letter, entitled "Secure Peace, Do Not Reward Expansionism" argues that Putin's Russia is the clear aggressor against Ukraine, that Russia has violated past agreements in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, that Russia's media has defamed the Ukrainian people

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Ukraine's prime minister on Monday called for more NATO support to reform its military as the country's crisis with Russia has given new life to a once abandoned effort to eventually join the U.S.-led alliance.

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NATO accused Russia of posing a danger to civil aviation in the Baltic region after Stockholm protested over a Russian air force jet it said had flown too close to an airliner and had turned off one of its location instruments.

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