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Buying Russian Missile Systems Would Be a Political Breakthrough for Turkey

... deputy defense secretaries, back in the days of Donald Rumsfeld, told me: “You can sell rifles, automatic weapons, armored vehicles, even tanks to a NATO member state, but you will never sell aircraft, warships, air defense systems, because this is not military-technical cooperation, not commerce – this is politics.” Therefore, if Russia succeeds to supply the S-400s to Turkey, it will be a fundamental political breakthrough. The Americans will do everything to prevent this. The point is that the ...


The Armed Forces of Baltic and Eastern European States

... confrontation between Russia and NATO. In the light of the above, a brief supplement on the state of the armed forces in the CIS would be a useful addition to existing analytical materials. This review draws on publicly available sources, primarily the Military Balance Report of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). The Baltic Region REUTERS/ Ints Kalnins Latvian army soldiers Latvia The modern Latvian National Armed Forces can trace their origin to the National Guard, or Zemessardze,...


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