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Western Sanctions Proving Effective Against Moscow

Success in global competition is often measured by the strength of a country's military, but a variety of other tools are frequently overlooked. Among the most widely used are financial attacks. Sanctions are a key tactic in American grand strategy to hinder the economic success of Washington's adversaries in the long term.  Today, the war in Ukraine is testing the...

M1 Abrams Gets Slavic Makeover

Photos have emerged online showing an American-supplied, Ukraine-operated M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tank (MBT) outfitted with M-19 Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles (ARAT) and Russian Kontakt-1 Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) blocks around its hull, as well as a notable counter-drone "cope cage" around its turret. The addition of the cope cage, which has never been seen before on American made armor in...

Ukraine Targets Key Russian Missile Radar Station

Ukraine has targeted the Armavir early warning radar station in Krasnodar Krai, southern Russia, reportedly using drones (Geo: 44.9251, 40.9838). Photos show damage to both of the radars located at the facility. The effects of the strike can lead into two primary viewpoints: 1. The targeting and damaging of the facility is expected to have little impact on operations in Ukraine, as...

Russia Removed Estonian Maritime Border Buoys in Narva River

As this publication reported yesterday, a since-deleted draft proposal from the Russian Ministry of Defense detailed recommendations that Russia revise the maritime borders in the Baltic Sea. The Russian Foreign Ministry at first denied this report, however, this morning, a follow-on statement was made that said the maritime borders in the region must reflect international laws. Moments ago, the Estonian...

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IED Attack Kills Three Wagner Personnel in Mali

Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), a militant jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for killing three Wagner Group mercenaries in an IED attack on June 11th in Niono, Mali. This incident underscores...

The History and Operations of MS-13

Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13, is a Salvadoran street gang spreading a wave of savagery across the Americas. The gang, known for its beheadings, dismemberment, and systematic rape, primarily has a presence...

American Soldier Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Russian Penal Colony

A United States Army staff sergeant, Gordon Black, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in a Russian penal colony for stealing 10,000 rubles ($113) from his Russian lover's purse and threatening her...