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  • Adm. Cecil E.D. Haney, nominated to be commander of U.S. Strategic Command, says he opposes further cuts in the U.S. strategic arsenal, as proposed by President Obama, unless they are carried out with Russia. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: Russia boosts Cuba ties

    The Russian military recently dispatched a guided-missile warship to Cuba as part of what U.S. officials say are growing military, intelligence and economic ties between Moscow and Havana.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he will forgo Group of Eight and NATO summits in the U.S. this month. (Associated Press)

    Putin's power play: Russia building up missile systems while seeking to limit U.S. defenses

    Russia is engaged in a major buildup of both nuclear and conventional missile defense systems at the same time Moscow is seeking legal limits on U.S. missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.

  • A Russian Tu-95 bomber, surrounded by MiG-29s, participates in an air show marking 95th anniversary of the Russian air forces in August 2007. Coupled with newer long-range missiles, the slower but larger bombers are set to play a role in a modern military. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

    Russian bombers buzz U.S. territory — again

    Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week, Moscow's latest incident of nuclear saber-rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.

  • **FILE** Moscow region governor Sergei Shoigu (right) and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov arrive June 26, 2012, at the village of Petrovskopye, Moscow, for a meeting on the transferal of some of the military assets into civilian hands. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Government Press service)

    Intrigue swirls around Russia defense chief's fall

    Vladimir Putin fired his powerful defense chief over a corruption scandal Tuesday, but a heady mix of sex, power struggles and military vendettas dominated talk in Russia about what was really behind the downfall of the man who has overseen the nation's most radical defense reform in decades.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (center) chairs a Security Council meeting in the Gorki residence outside Moscow on Nov. 23, 2011. From left is Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    Medvedev: Russian military to sharply reduce draft

    The Russian military will rely increasingly on volunteer soldiers and sharply reduce the number of draftees, President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (second right) steps down from his armored train upon his arrival at the Bureya railway station in eastern Siberia on Sunday. Mr. Kim crossed into Russia on his armored train Saturday at the invitation of President Dmitry Medvedev. The two leaders are expected to meet later in the week to discuss the restart of nuclear-disarmament talks and the construction of a pipeline that would stream Russian natural gas to North and South Korea. (Associated Press)

    North Korea signals readiness to restart 6-nation disarmament talks

    Russian military officers flew to North Korea for talks about renewing military ties on Monday as North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's armored train rolled through the resource-rich far east of Russia on his secretive journey to a summit with President Dmitry Medvedev.

  • Georgian tanks move along a road outside the capital, Tbilisi.

    Russian agent linked to U.S. Embassy blast

    A bomb blast near the U.S. Embassy in Tblisi, Georgia, in September was traced to a plot run by a Russian military intelligence officer, according to an investigation by the Georgian Interior Ministry.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Inside the Ring

    Last month's drowning death of a senior Russian military intelligence official in Syria has sparked speculation among intelligence officials that the spymaster was killed as part of an effort by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to centralize Russian intelligence power and return to the era of the all-powerful KGB communist political police.

  • Russia flexing military muscle

    LONDON — In a hangar at an airfield 24 miles southeast of Moscow, technicians yesterday were checking over the latest additions to the burgeoning military arsenal that a resurgent Russia hopes can restore its status as a major world power.

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