Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

The Russian government has issued a decree allowing young Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free if they have sufficient knowledge of Russian and pass the necessary exams. New Syrian cadets “will be accepted in military schools after a competition, within the limits allowed by the Russian law and in line with the […]

Russian navy unveils plan for specialized military police

Russian navy unveils plan for specialized military police

Russian Defense ministry has revealed plans to set up dedicated navy police that would replace marines in maintaining order on ships and coast facilities and preventing provocations in foreign ports. Unnamed sources in the Main Command of the Russian Navy told popular Russian daily Izvestia that the first navy police unit will start its service […]

Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

In the eighty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Izvestia.  He discusses the implications of the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna and his meetings with the Austrian president and prime minister. In addition, Professor Kovacevic […]

Newsbud Exclusive- US Foreign Military Sales in March-April 2018: Part 2- Gulf Council (GCC) Countries & Other ‘Undemocratic’ Regimes

Newsbud Exclusive- US Foreign Military Sales in March-April 2018: Part 2- Gulf Council (GCC) Countries & Other ‘Undemocratic’ Regimes

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) appear regularly on the Pentagon’s daily list of contracts. Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers weaponry and matériel to allied nations and international organizations. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) issued at least $ 5,392,261,519 worth of FMS contracts during March and April 2018. Distillation of these contracts is […]

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

For the first time since they emerged as different countries in 1947, India and Pakistan are set to take part in joint military drills. This will happen as part of the Peace Mission exercises to be held in Russia in September, along with a number of other partner countries under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). […]

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza for Corporations and the Military

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza for Corporations and the Military

The Trump tax plan will likely lead to a corporate income tax cut of $ 135 billion in 2018 alone. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Individual taxpayers are contributing five times more money than corporations to the federal government via the 2017 taxes that are due today. A significant […]

China tries to make an example, gives strict punishments for those who want to quit military service

China tries to make an example, gives strict punishments for those who want to quit military service

The Chinese government is scrambling to impose strict penalties on youth who are either refusing to serve in the military, or are seeking discharge from service. The punishments, which are being announced publicly, seem to have a clear goal of discouraging people from abandoning the military. And the punishments would prohibit these individuals from getting […]

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