According to reports by China's CCTV, on January 5 the US Navy issued a communiqué, claiming that after the end of the Cold War, the US Navy has faced no rivals at sea. Yet China's rising military might, alongside Russia's, now means that America's navy now faces a foe for the first time in 25 years.
Poland is considering housing US nuclear weapons within its borders, yet it is a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons Treaty, and they intend to carry out the treaty's conditions scrupulously. However participation in the NPNW Treaty hasn't prevented other signatories from housing American nuclear weapons.
Defense Ministers of western nations have invited Montenegro to join NATO. Moscow sense that invitation as a sleight which confirms all their suspicions of the West's expansionist agenda – including in the Balkans. Who is pouring oil on the gathering flames? Very probably we need to look towards Washington for answers to these questions.
If the US doesn't change it's policies, it could face a serious security threat as well as a major decline as a superpower. The decline has already started when Russia started its fight against ISIL, which the US doesn't support following its own interests in the region.
John McCain favors upping military resources in Syria and Iraq. The head of the US Senate house international affairs committee, said that US military presence in Iraq needed to be brought up to 10,000 troops, and that a similar number of troops should be sent to Syria in the battle against ISIL.
The job of the recently appointed US anti-ISIL coalition envoy is to negotiate with Syria's neighbors to stop the flow of foreign fighters into the war torn country. But is it a possible mission when these neighbors have their own political agenda, like Turkey and its repressed Kurdish minority, who fight ISIL.
After the terrorist attack that downed Russian passenger plane over the Sinai, which killed 224 people, there is information that the CIA urges Saudi Arabia and Turkey to provide "certain Syrian rebels" with a weapon that can hit passenger liners.
Washington made a statement that the US has never, and will not supply arms to the Kurdish forces. At a time when US troops are using Turkey's Incirlik Air base, the US has no intention of angering Turkey, but recently the US announced the delivery of fifty tons of weapons and ordnance “to Syrian Arabs” who are fighting ISIL
Pentagon's Carter says US is developing new plans to deter Moscow, yet Washington is not seeking a Cold War. The Obama administration considers Russia the biggest threat to international security and it intends to increase US military potential to protect the US and allies. What does Carter's Reagan-style invective mean for the bilateral relations?
During the 70 Session of the UN General Assembly the US plans to vote against a motion put forward by Russia and 26 other countries, on the initial non-deployment of weapons in outer space. The US claims the draft resolution is incomplete.