War

NATO on High Alert, U.S. Sending Military Forces, Russia Threatens U.S. Dollar

Russian Jet

Between April 1-2, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 4/2 Escalation: DoD says US warship(s) to enter Black Sea “in direct resp to circumstances in Ukraine.” NATO on high alert, warns Russia against military incursion. 4/1 NATO suspends civilian & military coop w/Russia, signals expanded mil presence in Baltics,  US…

NATO General Calls for Allied Mobilization Over Russian Threat

Ukrainian TAnk

Between March 25-26, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 3/26 House Armed Services Cmte: “Urgency and alarm” over Russian troop buildup & threat to Ukraine and Baltics. “Imperative” US bolster forces & posture in Europe. 3/25 Overnight: NATO Sec-General again warns Russia on buildup of forces along Ukraine border. Baltic…

Turks Shoot Down Syrian Fighter Jet

Turkish fighter downs Syrian Jet

UK Daily Mail This is the dramatic moment that a Syrian warplane exploded after being shot down by a Syrian fighter plane in a move sure to increase tensions between the two countries. The attack on the plane – from which the pilot ejected – happened in a border region where Syrian rebels have been…

Russia Annexes Crimea, Ukraine in the Crosshairs, Baltic States Worried

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Between March 16-20, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 3/20 Escalation: President Obama announces new sanctions on Russian individuals, banks and key sectors of economy. Warns on military incursion into Ukraine. 3/19 Ukraine National Security and Defense Council announces joint military exercises with US, UK. No specifics given. Developing situation.…

Ukraine Crisis: Poland’s Air Defenses Become A Pressing Concern For Washington

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Forbes Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s campaign to annex the Crimean Peninsula has raised military tensions in Eastern Europe as former Soviet republics and their western neighbors wonder what Moscow’s next move might be.  Although the Crimea was part of Russia for centuries before Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev folded it into the Ukrainian republic in 1954,…

NATO Jets to Monitor Ukraine Border

NATO AWACS

NATO is to deploy reconnaissance planes in Poland and Romania to monitor the Ukrainian crisis. It gave the go-ahead for the flights on Monday, a NATO spokesman said. “All AWACS [Airborne Warning and Control System] reconnaissance flights will take place solely over alliance territory,” the official said. It comes as Russia cements its control of…

U.S. Plays With Fire In Ukraine, Russia Sends Ominous Warnings

Russia Topol-M ICBM

Between March 3-5, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 3/5 DoD: US increasing fighter jet & surveillance patrols of airspace over NATO members Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Other force increases also underway. 3/4 Amid tensions, Russia has just test-fired a nuclear-capable SS-25 ICBM. Launch site only 280 miles east…

Russia Invades Ukraine

Russian Military Roadblock - Crimea

Between February 24-28, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following related Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 2/28 Russian military moves on Ukrainian Crimea. Naval blockade, 2 main airports + parliament occupied, armored vehicles, helo gunships. Monitoring… 2/24 Tensions increase on rpts of Russian military forces moving towards S. Ukraine & Crimea via air and sea. US warns…