DESPITE SANCTIONS RUSSIA’S WEAPONS EXPORT GROWS IN 2017

Weapons export totalled $13.4 billion in 2017 compared to $13.1 billion in 2016, Sergey Chemezov said while presenting a report on the performance of his company to Putin, said the presidential website Russia’s weapons export increased in 2017 in spite of sanctions, Rostec State Corporation…

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attac

The incident in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017, that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and wounding of two more have resulted in changes and adjustments to how U.S. forces are employed in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Pentagon reporters….

ROMANCING THE WEST RISKS INDIA’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, that was launched in 2017 and became dormant, is moving toward resurrection. The complex restructuring of international relations and the arrival of Cold War 2.0 between Eurasian sovereigns and Atlantic integrationists has shifted to the Indo-Pacific region. New Delhi’s…

DFN:AFRL 2017 Commanders Challenge_Team Wright-Patterson, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH, U.S., 03.02.2018

Defense Flash News: AFRL 2017 Commanders Challenge_Team Wright-Patterson WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, OH, UNITED STATES 03.02.2018 Video by Ryan Law 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs The Air Force Research Laboratory 2017 Commanders Challenge was attempting to solve the problem of delivering needed supplies to troops in…

INDIA’S STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE INDO PACIFIC

In 2017, the “Indo-Pacific” emerged as a defining geopolitical construct tying the future of states from East Africa to East Asia together with big powers, such as the US, China, India, and Japan. While Beijing has grabbed headlines in its quest to dominate the eastern…

Support by Indian Deals, Israeli Arms Export Up 40% in 2017

Export of Israeli arms reached $9.2 billion in 2017, up 41.5% from 2016, according to data released by the Israeli ministry of defense Wednesday. The dramatic increase was buttressed by $2 billion-worth of missile system deals signed between state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India….

Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,UNITED STATES, 04.20.18

Defense Flash News: Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES 04.20.2018 Courtesy Video U.S. Department of State Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/c/DefenseFlashNews PLEASE CHECK…

DFN: Launch video in support of 2017 Space Symposium, CO, UNITED STATES, 04.01.2017

Defense Flash News: Launch video in support of 2017 Space Symposium CO, UNITED STATES 04.01.2017 Video by Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri Air Force Space Command A launch video shot by ULA and edited by AFSPC/PA in support of Gen. Jay Raymond’s 2017 Space Symposium speech….

Same Day: UN Women’s Rights Commission Condemns Israel, Welcomes Saudi Arabia

The UN’s 45-member Commission on the Status of Women, meeting in its 2017 annual session, singled out Israel as the only country in the world subjected to a condemnatory resolution on women’s rights. Britain changed its vote from an abstention last year to a No…