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Russia's Tank Forces Got A Really Rude Awakening In Syria

Russia's Tank Forces Got A Really Rude Awakening In Syria

Key point: TOW missiles used by Syrian rebels blew holes through Russia's armored tanks. The interconnected conflicts raging across the Middle East today have amounted to a dreadful human catastrophe with spiraling global consequence. One of their lesser effects has been to deflate the...

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Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than Islamic State for U.S. Troops in Syria

Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than Islamic State for U.S. Troops in Syria

The Trump administration’s rapidly shifting strategy in northern Syria has U.S. commanders there scrambling to protect their forces from an expected surge in actions by military units from Turkey, Russia, Iran and the Syrian government, as well as their proxy forces, according to Defense...

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How the Syrian Civil War Made the Russian Air Force Even Deadlier

How the Syrian Civil War Made the Russian Air Force Even Deadlier

Practice makes perfect, and the Russian air force has gotten a lot of practice striking Syrian rebels. The Russian Air Force has learned valuable lessons during the recent campaign in Syria, according to a former senior Russian air commander. In fact, Russian air operations in support...

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Russia should be held accountable for any war crimes in Syria

Russia should be held accountable for any war crimes in Syria

A December 1 New York Times investigation found that Russian aircraft were responsible for an August strike in the last anti-government held area in Syria. Two months ago, my colleague and I investigated the same attack, finding that it amounted to an apparent war crime. On the evening...

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