March 14, 2016 | Dale Denda
The crux of the issue of responding to the reality of a renewed Russian threat in Europe is succinctly laid out by General Phillip Breedlove: “It’s really important we re-establish our ability to see and interpret so that we can deploy early.”
March 13, 2016 | Defense News
Dr. Karber discusses use of Electronic Warfare, UAV’s, Massed Artillery and other capabilities used by Russia in its ongoing war against Ukraine in this Defense News interview with Vago Muradian.
March 2, 2016 | TPF Staff
The Battle of Debaltseve fought in winter 2015 foiled Russian attempts to encircle Ukrainian forces and enable further expansion. This documentary (with English subtitles) offers a detail account of the turning point in the Russo-Ukrainian War and serves as a powerful demonstration of the type of combat that can be soon coming to the Baltic region.
January 18, 2016 | Harry Kazianis
While the world might be worried about all things North Korea—especially its growing nuclear weapons arsenal—Pyongyang very likely has other nasty weapons of mass destruction that, given the right conditions, could be just as lethal.
January 16, 2016 | Harry Kazianis
While we might not want to admit it, father time will catch up with us all. But know this: good ideas—especially in the realm of U.S. foreign policy grand strategy—have a shot at standing the test of time. One set of ideas that easily fit into this category: the concept of organizing U.S. foreign policy around the idea of what the late Dr. William C. Martel of the Fletcher School called “restrainment.”
January 15, 2016 | Bruce Weinrod
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, critics have questioned U.S. membership in and support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They have argued that NATO successfully accomplished its original Cold War mission and thus is no longer needed. The charge that NATO is obsolete, however, overlooks the fundamental importance to U.S. international security interests of a standing multilateral organization with strong and flexible core military capabilities that can be calibrated to respond both to a wide range of 21st-century security challenges and the recent resurgence of Russian expansionism.
November 24, 2015 | Jacek Bartosiak
America should not discount the value of such a reworked geographically and domain neutral ASB/JAM-GC, especially to nations in Central and Eastern Europe.
October 23, 2015 | Jacek Bartosiak
Russian actions against Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltic States over the last several years highlight the urgent need to revise the existing European security architecture and reinstate a credible NATO military posture. Important political leadership as well as material contributions from the United States and Germany would be crucial to such an effort. However, a third country— Poland— is emerging as the critical element of a revitalized European defense framework.
September 18, 2015 | Bruce Weinrod
The Japanese Diet is considering legislation that would permit Japan to assist its allies, including especially the US when its own security is seriously threatened. This historic legislation will provides a legal framework allowing Japan to take its place as a leading force for international security cooperation within the democratic community of nations.
Specific constitutional and legal issues related to the concept of “collective self-defense” are for the Japanese political system to decide. However, approval of the legislation would mean that Japan will assume a more pro-active multi-lateral international security role and would also reinforce the Japan-US defense alliance. Approval of the legislation would also enhance the prospects for a secure Japan, as well as for regional peace and stability. The legislation would permit an adaptation of Japanese international security policy which is necessary and appropriate for the following reasons:
August 9, 2015 | TPF Staff
The Russo-Ukrainian War of the last 18 months is the most violent conflict Europe has seen since the end of the Cold War. And yet, most people around the world, and especially in the United States know very little about it. Even less about the people who fight in it.