Washington Reaction to D. Medvedev
The first official reaction of Washington to the yesterday’s statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the suggested candidacy of First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a successor of President Putin, became public today. A White House press release says as quoted to White House Press-Secretary Dana Perino that it is s matter of the internal Russian politics...
Gerhard Schroeder: US Policy Towards Russia Is Mistaken
Speaking in Columbia University, New York, former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder said that the US policy of containment towards Russia is mistaken...
Putin Backs Candidacy of Medvedev
President of Russia Vladimir Putin backed the candidacy of the First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as the next President of Russia, proposed by four parties – the United Russia, Just Russia, Agrarian Party and Civil Force...
NATO to Meet in Tallinn
According to the Estonian Defense Ministry Press Service, Tallinn will welcome a visiting session of the NATO Defense Policy Committee on December 10-11...
Russian “Choppers” in Afghan Sky?
The NATO coalition troops in Afghanistan have a long record of various failures including serious problems relating to the use of combat and transport aircraft in the conditions of mountain relief...
Tangle of Problems
Currently the strength of the American occupation forces in Iraq is 162,000. Before July 2008, when official talks on foreign troops in this country start, the USA plans to withdraw about 30 thousand servicemen (3 brigades) with 15 brigades to stay in Iraq...
Bush Will Not Receive Full ABM Defense Money
The American Congressmen approved an act on state defense expenditures in 2008 totaling US$ 696.4 billion. Simultaneously, the Congressmen remained in force a 27-% cut of expenditures requested by George Bush for construction of ABM defense elements in Europe...
Russia and US to Discuss ABM Defense in Europe
Moscow and Washington agreed to conduct the second meeting on the US ABM defense in Europe in the “2+2” format...
RF-USA: Spelling Out Acronyms
The selection of this subject was predetermined by two dates – December 4 and December 13. Early in the month, Russia and USA signed a memorandum on military cooperation in 2008. It is actually a routine document that attracted public attention only due to extremely aggravated controversies about the American (National) ABM Defense (NABMD)...
CIA Destroyed Interrogation Video Records
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recognized that video records of suspected terrorist interrogations were destroyed in 2005 by the order of the Agency Top Brass...