Global security news
As reported by the Interfax news agency, the US authorities have received broader powers to request documents from foreign banks that have correspondent accounts in American credit organizations. The corresponding changes were made to the national anti-laundering legislation by the law on the defense budget, which came into force in January.
According to the author, relations between Russia and the United States have reached a dangerous point after Moscow, following Washington, announced its withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty. What this step gives the two countries and why we should expect consequences for the whole world — in the article Al Araby Al Jadeed.
Russia is ready for a dialogue with the United States on intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles, if the administration of American President Joe Biden is interested in finding solutions acceptable to the parties. This was stated on January 21 by the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.
Ukraine has purchased 52 ships: will they fight or stand at the dock? Evaluation of contracts in 2020 (Censor.NO, Ukraine)
A nationalist military expert criticizes the decision to purchase ships for the Ukrainian Navy, which, in his opinion, will become "white elephants" and will spend time at the pier, and not at sea. Instead, he proposes to redirect budget funds for the modernization of the ground units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine... waging war in the Donbas.
Each test launch of the RS-28 Sarmat attracts the attention of many countries. The reason is justified - the power of the latest generation of Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) is unprecedented. The United States in the near future is unlikely to be able to come up with anything to respond to this threat, writes the Chinese publication Sina.
The nuclear underwater drone "Poseidon" is being developed by Russia, because Moscow is not able to create a modern "real weapon", writes the American magazine Forbes, calling the" Doomsday " weapons unnecessary.
The US Air Force, together with its NATO partners, conducted an "all-area targeting operation" in the Black Sea region, Air Force Magazine reported, citing a statement from the United States Air Force Command in Europe and Africa. From the latter, in particular, it follows that the Western military could carry out a mission involving working out a breakthrough of the Russian air defense (air defense) in the region.
The candidate for the post of US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, supported the idea of providing Ukraine with American weapons. He said this on January 19 at the Senate confirmation hearing for his candidacy.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is convinced that NATO is a relic of the past, and the concept of "West" has lost its meaning. Schroeder believes that Europe should become independent. The implication is that Berlin should play the main role, but for this it will need a strong ally, and Russia is the ideal partner in this regard.
According to NATO, more than 70 percent of the world's population currently lives within 100 km of the ocean or major waterways. River warfare capability is a critical requirement for armies and navies seeking to maintain control of confined and Shallow waters (CSW).
The Nevsky Design Bureau has started developing a floating airfield for the Arctic region. Studies of the architectural and structural appearance of floating airfields and islands are being carried out, TASS writes with reference to the materials of the Design Bureau dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the enterprise.
On the eve of Biden's inauguration: Iran holds its third military exercise in two weeks (Al Arabiya, UAE)
Iran on the eve of Biden's inauguration decided to demonstrate military power, according to the author, thus provoking Washington to further tension between the parties. According to news agencies, during the "demonstration" military exercises, drones were seen, the design of which aroused certain suspicions.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong): Are hypersonic missiles really changing everything? No, says a new study
The author turns to the most advanced military topic: are hypersonic missiles so invulnerable? After all, it is with them that Russia's hopes are connected "not with numbers, but with the ability" to defend itself against the superior forces of the NATO bloc. The author claims that hypersonic missiles are not so superior to ballistic missiles, which means that they will not provide a "balance of fear" for cheap.
[b]According to Lieutenant General Yuri Stavitsky, Russian sappers find a lot of abandoned ammunition and unexploded shells when checking the areas of Karabakh.]
The M-85 cluster submunitions prohibited by international law were discovered by Russian sappers during the clearance of Stepanakert. This was announced on Wednesday in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta by the head of the engineering troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Yuri Stavitsky.
Two Russian Tu-160 strategic missile carriers carried out a planned raid over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Barents Sea and the White Sea. The Russian Defense Ministry later posted video footage of the flight on its social media accounts.
The new US naval strategy is aimed at confrontation with the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China
The constant juggling of the United States with the terms "freedom of navigation" and" freedom of navigation " resulted in the demarche of the three military structures of the Pentagon: the Marine Corps, the Navy and the Coast Guard. The heads of these departments decided to join forces to ensure "freedom of navigation" in the Arctic region, in order to have "access to the bays" and fairways, which are the zone of exclusive economic interests of Russia. And this can be interpreted as the activation of US claims to foreign territorial waters.
The Americans decided to develop the military direction of nuclear energy. So far, the current President, Donald Trump, has signed a decree on the development of low-power nuclear reactors for the armed forces and space exploration. For the first time in half a century, the United States will use nuclear energy not only in the Navy. About why Washington needs new compact reactors-in the material of RIA Novosti.
So far, there is no data on the types of aircraft and what means of destruction were used.
Despite the relative calm on the fronts, the parties continue to prepare for a possible escalation of the situation, exercises are being conducted, aerial reconnaissance, including with the help of drones.