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Turkey may be changing its Islamic State strategy – Analysis
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Turkey may be changing its Islamic State strategy – Analysis

v Writing for Al-Monitor, Taştekin said Turkish operations against ISIS inside Turkey and neighbouring Syria had failed to end criticism of its overall strategy, “which is still riddled with gaping holes.” However, an increasing number of domestic raids against ISIS throughout June suggest a change in Ankara’s approach towards the group, which, Taştekin said, “has...

Talking about ‘Strategic Stability’
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Talking about ‘Strategic Stability’

“Consistent with these goals, the United States and Russia will embark together on an integrated bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue in the near future…Through this dialogue, we hope to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures”   Biden-Putin Joint Statement June 16, 2021 By Frank Miller* It is undoubtedly satisfying to some that Presidents...

Russia says fighter jet intercepts U.S. nuclear-capable bombers over Bering Sea
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Russia says fighter jet intercepts U.S. nuclear-capable bombers over Bering Sea

U.S. Air Force nuclear-capable bombers were intercepted and escorted by Russian fighter jets during a flight over neutral waters over the Bering Sea, Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported on Thursday. The Russian military said in a statement that it MiG-31 and Su-35 fighter jets to intercept U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers over...

NNSA produces first upgraded warhead for sub-launched nukes
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NNSA produces first upgraded warhead for sub-launched nukes

The improved W88 Alt 370 warhead comes a year late and millions over budget. America’s newest submarine-launched nuclear weapon has entered production. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Tuesday that it has successfully completed the first production unit of the W88 Alt 370 warhead, a year late and millions over budget after a technical issue caused...

Japan defence paper warns for first time of crisis over Taiwan
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Japan defence paper warns for first time of crisis over Taiwan

Annual defence report calls on Japanese government to pay attention to US-China tensions over Taiwan with ‘a sense of crisis more than ever before’. Japan, in its annual defence white paper, has warned growing military tensions around Taiwan, as well as economic and technological rivalry between China and the United States, could threaten peace and...

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