Finland: Fighter Jet Exercises Begin

From the New York Times: One of Europe’s largest fighter jet exercises began Monday amid increasing military tensions in the Nordic and Baltic region. More than 100 aircraft and 4,000 people are participating in the two-week Arctic Challenge Exercise, which follows NATO submarine detection drills off the Norwegian coast this…



Japan Joins US-Australian Military Exercise in July for First Time

From the Guardian News: Japanese troops will take part in a major US-Australian military exercise for the first time in July, as Washington looks to strengthen links among its allies in the face of an increasingly assertive China. Japan’s ground self-defence force – its army – will send 40 personnel…


Russia to conduct joint military exercises with India, China in 2015

From the Moscow Times: Russian land forces will join troops from China, India, Mongolia and Belarus in a series of joint military training exercises during the second half of this year, President Vladimir Putin’s office said Wednesday. The announcement, issued as Putin met top Russian military brass in the Black…