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Russia to join military drills with Canada

European Geopolitical Forum, August 25, 2012  


A group from the Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with the US and Canada to be held next Monday in North America, a military official said Saturday.

The Watchful Eagle-2012 anti-terrorism exercise, slated for Aug 27-29, will take place in the US and Canada… (more)  http://ow.ly/1m8j7e


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NATO Maneuvers: Officials concerned over optics of Arctic war fighting

Royal Navy Sea King Mk4 Helicopter Practices L...

Royal Navy Sea King Mk4 Helicopter Practices Load Lifting Drills in Norway (Photo credit: Defence Images)

StratRisks, August 24, 2012

…Roughly 800 soldiers from the 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, in Petawawa, Ont., eventually did take part in Exercise Cold Response last March. They formed one contingent in the overall exercise involving 16,000 troops from the U.S., Britain, France, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The exercise, which has been held regularly since 2006, coincided this year with the election — or re-election — of Vladimir Putin as Russian president.

Reaction from Moscow clearly indicated that the Kremlin saw the NATO-Swedish training as provocative, especially since it came on the heels of a Canadian sovereignty exercise in February known as ‘Arctic Ram.’

(full article)  http://ow.ly/1m712H

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FPA: Alaskan Senators Push for Creation of U.S. Arctic Policy

English: Arctic (orthographic projection)

Arctic (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FPA: Alaskan Senators Push for Creation of U.S. Arctic Policy http://ow.ly/1lDM7s

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