Tag: War Games

Did Russia’s Military Exercises Go as Well as Putin Says They Did?

July 24, 2013

Russia recently concluded the largest war games in its history. The Defense Ministry stated that over 160,000 troops, 5,000 tanks and armored vehicles (the Ministry originally reported only 1,000), 70 ships and 130 aircraft. The size and scale of the exercises on paper is impressive; the simple coordination of the games is worthy of congratulation. […]

War Games and Shiny New Guns

July 17, 2013

Currently north Asia is abuzz with military activity. And for once the main culprit is not North Korea, it’s Russia. But the activity is confined to drills and training exercises. Russia and China have been holding large-scale naval exercises—China has sent seven warships and Russia has committed its Pacific Fleet flagship, the guided-missile Slava class […]