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NATO Build-Up in Romania: Clear Threat to Russia
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NATO Build-Up in Romania: Clear Threat to Russia
April 22, 2017

NATO has made a request to set up a counter-intelligence unit in Bucharest to protect the two military commands established there two years ago. The new unit is to function within the South-East Multinational Division also based in Romania’s capital. The mission is to prevent information leaks and attempts to compromise NATO operations in the region.

Why Russia Views Romania as Security Threat
February 14, 2017

The two countries have a long history of friendship and cooperation. Today the relationship is in jeopardy. There is each and every reason to doubt the wisdom of such policy fraught with negative, or even dire, consequences. Russia did not start it. The Romanian government has been warned.

Why Russia Views Romania as Security Threat
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A Triumvirate on NATO’s Eastern Flank?
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A Triumvirate on NATO’s Eastern Flank?
September 7, 2016

The simultaneous official visits of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski and Romanian Foreign Minister Lazăr Comănescu to Turkey at the end of August, where they met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, were a continuation of the trilateral Polish-Turkish-Romanian consultations that began in June of this year in Warsaw…

Does Russia Have Reason to Fear?
May 25, 2016

NATO is putting an anti-missile base in Romania and brushing aside Russia’s fears, but – over the decades – the U.S. has reacted furiously to the possibility of nearby foreign military bases, recalls James W Carden.

Does Russia Have Reason to Fear?
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NATO Steps Up Missile Defense Effort: Undermining European Security
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NATO Steps Up Missile Defense Effort: Undermining European Security
May 20, 2016

On May 12, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in Deveselu, a US naval support facility in southern Romania, to mark the operational certification (initial operational capability – IOC) of the Aegis Ashore system, which comprises three batteries (24 missiles) of SM-3 Block IB interceptors…

With World Attention Riveted on Middle East US Revs Up Global Missile Defense Push
December 19, 2015

The first Aegis Ashore installation in Romania is nearing the Dec. 31 light off. The presidential mandate requires the system to be online by the end of 2015. After the light off, MDA will make a technical capability declaration (TCD) similar to an initial operational capability (IOC) declaration. After the final Board of Inspection and Survey inspection the site will be activated…

With World Attention Riveted on Middle East US Revs Up Global Missile Defense Push
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Europe Turning Into Hotbed: US Boosts Military Presence
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Europe Turning Into Hotbed: US Boosts Military Presence
August 19, 2015

The US Marine Corps shipped four Abrams main battle tanks, three howitzer artillery cannons and six light armored reconnaissance vehicles to the Combined Arms Company on Sunday, August 16, said Capt. Richard Ulsh, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Europe…

Romania Hits List of Targets
July 28, 2015

The US has made its partner a target for Russian air strikes. According to Russian Interfax-AVN agency, the Russian Ministry of Defense has taken a decision to deploy a squadron of long-range, supersonic bombers Tu-22М3 with variable sweep wing to Crimea with the option of eventually sending an entire regiment to the peninsula in response to Eastern European NATO allies' reinforcement plans. An air force squadron normally consists of between 10 and 24 military aircraft, however it can include more. A regiment consists of several squadrons…

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