Russia Prepares for Ukraine Invasion, NATO Bolsters Defenses

Russian Military on the Move

Between March 12-14, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 3/14 US State Dept issues updated travel alert for the Russian Federation. Warns of potential for incr demonstrations and anti-American violence. Vigilance urged. 3/14 Dramatic SW movement of Russian troops, tanks and armored vehicles from northern & central Russia. Russian Foreign…

Why Russia No Longer Fears the West


The West is blinking in disbelief – Vladimir Putin just invaded Ukraine. German diplomats, French Eurocrats and American pundits are all stunned. Why has Russia chosen to gamble its trillion-dollar ties with the West? Western leaders are stunned because they haven’t realized Russia’s owners no longer respect Europeans the way they once did after the…

Alarm as Russian Troops Surge Near Ukraine

Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for war games near Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin’s most powerful gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president in Kiev. Thousands of ethnic Russians, who form the majority in Ukraine’s Crimea region, demonstrated for independence for…

China Planning Second Air Defense Zone Over S. China Sea


Tensions in the Western Pacific are again increasing following reports that Beijing will soon announce they will soon declare another air defense identification zone (ADIZ), this time over the disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands located in the South China Sea. As previously reported by Threat Journal on multiple occasions, China is increasingly flexing it’s rapidly…

How Snowden Empowered Russian Intelligence


Repost from The Emphasis Added January 20, 2014 As I noted this weekend, the Snowden Operation has entered a new phase and is approaching its end thanks to President Obama’s speech on NSA reforms, and also because the ties between Edward Snowden and Russian intelligence, which I’ve been mentioning for months – and getting…

Chinese War Preparedness And Military Update


Key graphics from the DoD Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2013 (PDF). Command Structure: Sovereignty Claims: Ground Forces: Ground Force Distribution: Naval Assets: Air Forces: Air Forces Distribution: Taiwan Strait and SRBM Coverage: Conventional Strike Capabilities: Missile Balance: Precision Strike Capabilities: ICBM Reach:  

China Demonstrates Hypersonic Flight


China’s Defense Ministry this week confirmed a report by published in the Washington Free Beacon of the successful test flight of a new hypersonic glide vehicle conducted on Jan. 9. The term hypersonic generally refers speeds between 5 and 10 times the speed of sound, 7,680 miles per hour. The U.S., China, India and Russia…

Russia Moving into Eastern Med Oil Bonanza


The wars for control of Syria, and actually there is more than one going on simultaneously, have a strong background in an undeclared war over who will control the region’s gigantic and newly-discovered oil and gas reserves. Now, Russia has just secured a major contract with the Syrian government. This comes after they brilliantly handed…