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Russian-led troops leaving Kazakhstan

Soldiers from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are leaving Kazakhstan having achieved their objectives, now that the region has been stabilized, the head of the six-member military alliance announced on Thursday. At a ceremony in Almaty, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said that Kazakh leaders had decided that unrest …

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Psychoactive drug could help troops with PTSD, UK general says

Britain’s former Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter has drawn public attention to the possible treatment of severe PTSD with the psychoactive drug MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy and currently outlawed in the UK. With British trials of ecstasy-assisted therapy expected to start in early 2022 at …

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Russia withdraws 10,000 troops from Ukrainian border regions

It was announced by the Southern Military District Command, on Saturday, with Interfax reporting that forces have finished their “operational coordination” exercise. It added that more than 10,000 servicemen would now “march to their home bases from the territory of joint training ranges.” The command confirmed that the drills, which …

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Japan angry at US troops in Okinawa

“We have asked the US side to thoroughly implement the maximum measures to prevent the spread of infections,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday. The statement came after 227 people stationed at Camp Hansen, a US Marine Corps base in the Okinawa Prefecture, tested positive for Covid, according …

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EU leader urges NATO to move troops to eastern front

According to Interfax-Ukraine, Gitanas Nauseda said on Tuesday that Western countries need to develop a clear plan of action to deal with the “loss of balance in the region” and the increasing number of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine. “NATO should respond not only by concentrating its troops …

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Japan agrees to pay more for hosting US troops

The deal would see Japan pay 1.05 trillion yen (around $9.3 billion) to the US over a five-year period, Japanese media reported on Tuesday. The agreement will be officially signed by the foreign and defense ministers of both countries, scheduled for sometime in January in the US. Japanese news agency …

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Biden answers if US troops will head to Ukraine

Speaking with reporters outside the White House on Wednesday, Biden said he will not send US troops to Ukraine in order to stop the allegedly imminent Russian “invasion.”  “That is not on the table. We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO allies if they were …

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