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Russia: Enemy or Competitor

September 27, 2017

inFOCUS: Let’s begin with the Russian military build-up, what have they been doing? BG Ryan: Russian conventional forces today are much better than they have been since the end of the Cold War. They are bigger, they are a bigger threat to neighboring countries – Russia’s so-called “near abroad” – and in limited regions abroad […]

The Elbe Group: Meetings of Military Minds

December 31, 2013

As American and Soviet forces converged in Germany in the final days of WWII, soldiers from both armies met at the river Elbe near Torgau. That historic meeting of wartime comrades, united in the face of common threats, is the inspiration for the creation of a unique organization, the “Elbe Group.” This posed photo symbolic […]