Anatoly Serdyukov

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Gates, Russian Counterpart Look to Downsize Militaries

Full-day meeting seeks ways to cut waste

(Newser) - Robert Gates today becomes the first US defense secretary to show his Russian counterpart around in almost six years, devoting an entire day to Anatoly Serdyukov, the New York Times reports. The two men are looking for common ground on a topic that would have been unthinkable during the Cold... More »

Russia Arrests 8 in Ship Hijacking

(Newser) - Russia's navy arrested eight men accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea freighter near Sweden and forcing the crew to sail to West Africa, the defense minister said today. The suspected hijackers were detained by the naval vessel that found the Russian-crewed freighter yesterday off Cape Verde, thousands of miles from... More »

Gates Rebuffed By Moscow on Defense Plan

Russians not buying cooperation on anti-missile bases

(Newser) - Robert Gates was in Moscow today trying to soften Russian resistance to American anti-missile bases in Poland and the Czech Republic, but so far the Russians aren't buying. The Defense Secretary is pushing proposals that would invite the Russians to share data, cooperate on research, and participate in joint testing... More »

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