The West is currently playing a game of brinkmanship with Russia over Syria, based on the “fast and loose” principle it seems. The US Navy – eastern Mediterranean “We prepositioned forces (the 2 US Navy ships) so that if there was an order received we could have that quick response.” US senior defense official. This deployment of the 2 closest US warships in the eastern Med, would have not gone
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Another Naval Brief- an update, only because it seems that at times, when a Brief gets published, something spectacular happens shortly afterwards. US destroyers “USS Ross” (DDG 71) & “USS Porter”, (DDG 78) were the US Navy warships that launched Tomahawk strikes at the Shayrat airbase in the Homs region of Syria. Yet, more than half did not reach their targets. In a nutshell, $88.5m worth of
Maybe I was slightly overenthusiastic last week and with hindsight I should held back the brief by a day, but the crystal ball didn’t function correctly that day. After much anticipated media talk about when the Russian fleet off Syria would go into action, it finally got deadly serious on the 15th Nov. I am not going to dwell much on the bigger picture of what this means for the
Part 1 – The Russian navy modernisation program “I would like to emphasize that we have commissioned 42 warships in the past three years, from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2018 we are planning to commission more than 50 warships,” Russian naval CINC, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said. Read more With only an estimated 48% of the Russian military has been modernised so far, it is certain that the Russian Navy is lagging behind. An interview with retired Deputy