• Russia, China become battle buddies at Vostok 2018

    5 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Russian Ministry of Defense
    The last time that Russia mounted a military exercise the size of this week's Vostok 2018 event, "Russia" was the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev was General Secretary, and Ronald Reagan had just been elected president of the United States. That was 1981, at the height of the Cold War. Now, with a distinct chill in relations with the United States well underway, the Russian Federation has put over 300,000 troops in the field-alongside tens of thousands of tanks, helicopters, and weapons of every sort-for a huge war game in Russia's far eastern reaches. And the...
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