Footage released as part of a documentary about life aboard a British warship shows an incident in which 17 Russian warplanes swarmed the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan as it sailed near Crimea in the Black Sea earlier this year.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin would never invade western Europe.

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In 2014, Russia was on its way to filling a major capacity gap that emerged during the 2008 Russo-Georgia conflict; namely, a significant lack of amphibious assault capability.

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President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was an unequivocal embarrassment for the United States. Most galling was President Trump’s assertion of moral equivalency between the conduct of the mafia-state Putin has cultivated over decades and America’s past foreign policy mistakes. When pressed on why U.S.-Russia relations had deteriorated despite attempts at prior diplomatic resets, Trump responded “I hold both countries responsible. I think the U.S. has been foolish. We’ve all been foolish.”

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Russian special forces staged a mock invasion of an island in the Gulf of Finland just days before President Donald Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital.

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Remember when I wrote that Trump was looking at ways to undercut NATO, such as a U.S. troop pullout from Germany? Sure you do, it was last Friday.

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