With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet

With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet

WASHINGTON — The United States Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, nearly seven years after it was disbanded...
Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

STOCKHOLM — Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect...
In Alaska, soldiers relish role in U.S. missile defense

In Alaska, soldiers relish role in U.S. missile defense

FORT GREELY, Alaska — Two hours south of Fairbanks, Alaska, near the starting point of the Alaska highway, sit row upon row of missile...
Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia is planning to lay a fiber-optic line that will provide state-of-the art tele- and data communication to all military bases and installations across the...
U.S. airline group says deal reached to fly in Russian airspace

U.S. airline group says deal reached to fly in Russian airspace

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade group Airlines for America said on Tuesday that it had been told by the U.S. State Department that a deal...
Stealth-beating radar to shore up Canadian Arctic surveillance

Stealth-beating radar to shore up Canadian Arctic surveillance

Canada, it seems, has a thing for quantum physics. In 2016, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister, received a standing ovation from gathered scientists after...
Norway considers whether to ask US to extend Marines’ presence

Norway considers whether to ask US to extend Marines’ presence

Norway's foreign minister said her government was discussing whether to ask Washington to extend the stay of U.S. Marines in the country, a presence...
Nordic defense ministers discuss Russian exercise activities

Nordic defense ministers discuss Russian exercise activities

The Nordic defense ministers want to establish closer ties and when they meet in Bergen, Norway this week, simplifying access to each other’s territories...
Norway’s military calls for widespread Arctic surveillance

Norway’s military calls for widespread Arctic surveillance

The Norwegian Armed Forces argues that the current security policy situation requires extensive surveillance and presence in the Arctic. "A higher level of military presence...
U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military officials have upped their rhetoric on Russia’s activities in the Arctic. In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate,...