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2019 Forecast: Hard Choices On Invisible Warfare « Breaking Defense

An Army cyber/EW soldier sets up an antenna during exercises at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. After a quarter-century of post-Cold War neglect, the Department of Defense has once again become serious about electronic warfare: the art of detecting, disrupting, and deceiving enemy radio and radar. But …

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From Paris To Orbit: France’s New Space Strategy « Breaking Defense

The French CSO-1 reconnaissance satellite launching on a Russian-built Soyuz rocket With the landmark CSO-1 satellite launch December 19th and a new space strategy out soon, the French government is finally stepping up in space. A French-led, Europe-wide effort to modernize space capabilities had been announced in 2010, but it …

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Russia, Turkey to discuss U.S. withdrawal from Syria in Moscow

Russia, Turkey to discuss U.S. withdrawal from Syria in Moscow – RIA MOSCOW (Reuters) – Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss in Moscow the United States’ decision to withdraw troops from Syria, Russian news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. In …

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Vladimir Putin’s Busy, Bloody, and Expensive 2019

Russia experts look at recent events and peer into the future. Imagine, for a moment, that the future of global political power is a zero-sum contest, one in which you—the wealthy, self-elected head of a heavily armed petroleum state—are competing against the United States. Every place Washington loses clout, you …

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Russia and Britain to start returning diplomats in January: TASS By Reuters

© Reuters. Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, holds a news conference in the Russian Embassy in London MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow and London have reached an agreement to return some staff to their respective embassies after they expelled dozens of diplomats early this year, TASS news agency reported …

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Russia says unpredictable U.S., protectionism behind oil price volatility By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russian Energy Minister Novak attends Russian Energy Week forum in Moscow By Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova MOSCOW (Reuters) – Rising protectionism and trade wars and the unpredictability of the U.S. administration have greatly contributed to global oil price volatility over the past two years, Russian …

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Russia sentences Ukrainian man to eight years in jail for spying: Kommersant By Reuters

Russia sentences Ukrainian man to eight years in jail for spying: Kommersant MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court has sentenced a Ukrainian man to eight years in a maximum security prison for espionage and trying to illegally obtain and export military goods, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported on Wednesday. Kommersant said …

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Trump may face impeachment by House Democrats, expert says

Investors and businesses may have overlooked one big risk that could come out of Washington next year: The possible impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. Markets are bracing for a more difficult 2019, with risks such as interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve and an escalation in U.S.-China trade …

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Memo by Trump’s attorney general pick raises alarms on Russia probe’s future By Reuters

© Reuters. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hold a news conference By David Shepardson and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate are sounding alarms about the special counsel’s investigation into possible Russia election meddling, saying President Donald Trump’s pick …

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