Cold War News

Donald Trump wants to spark new Arms Race

During the Cold War, the Arms Race threatened the world with total destruction as both sides of the Iron Curtain raced to build as the biggest and baddest Nuclear Weapons, and as many as possible. The Arms Race was stopped by a series of Treaties designed to reduce and limit the number and type of missiles. Many of those treaties remain in force today and have kept nuclear weapons in check. But alarming rhetoric from Donald Trump recently has suggested that the US President wants to start a new arms race, with America as the top of the pile. Fresh from declaring that the US is going to pull out […]

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Operation Saber Strike 2017 shows off NATO’s Baltic strength

The Baltic military operations exercise (BALTOPS) known as Operation Saber Strike is underway with NATO keen to demonstrate its might in the region. The annual exercise is conducted by the US Army in Europe (USAREUR) but involves participants from 14 countries including Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom along with the United States. Operation Saber Strike 2017 takes place in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland 28th May to the 24th June. In addition to troops on the ground multiple air assets are taking part which saw RAF Fairford once again become home to […]