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HAYK KOTANJIAN: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGAGING RENOWNED DIASPORA ARMENIANS IN THE CAUSE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CYBER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN THE RA

Speech by Lieutenant General Hayk Kotanjyan, Head, National Defense Research University, MoD, RA, Doctor of Political Science, Professor, at the Session on “The Peculiarities of the RA Defense Policy in Contemporary Challenges” of the 6th “Armenia-Diaspora” Pan-Armenian Conference being held in Yerevan on 18-20 September.

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK

On September 23, the Joint Session of the Specialized Council 056 “Political Science and International Relations” of the Supreme Certifying Commission and the Academic Council of the National Defense Research University (NDRU), MOD, RA was held at the NDRU. The presentation of the book titled “The Peculiarities of Turkish Foreign Policy during the Decade-long Rule of the Justice and Development Party (2002-2012)” by Andranik Israyelyan, PhD in History; Research fellow at the Center for Regional Strategic Analyses, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), NDRU, MOD, RA, was on the session’s agenda.

APRIL LESSONS: ASSESSMENT AND ACTIONS

During the recent military actions the Azerbaijani side has accused us in the use of white phosphorus. This chemical agent is banned by international conventions. However, white phosphorus is not used in the open field. This is a chemical weapon, which is usually used in open fields, or to decommission the equipment, but the enemy “discovered” it in the open field. Probably they wanted to say – Armenia tried to use chemical weapons, but missed.

ON THE "HELICOPTER POSITION"

South-east direction. Morning of April 2. Narek Malkhasyan hits the enemy helicopter Mi-24G by antitank grenade. This episode has divided life, the service of soldiers, serving on the position, into “before” and “after”. It changed also the name of the reference point. Now it is known as “helicopter position”.

ONE ARMENIAN MAN IS WORTH 100 TURKS

On May 23, Rafael Hovhannisyan turned 20. He was recently awarded the Order of “Battle Cross” of 2nd degree. During the four-day war he shot down 3 enemy tanks.

ALTERNATIVE SERVICE: 12 YEARS LATER

As the head of Recruiting Division of Recruiting Department of the RA Military Commissariat, Lieutenant Colonel Gagik Manukyan says, in 12 years the number of people on alternative service, did not exceed 0,1% of the total recruitment, and a tendency of reduction of applications for the passage of such service is noticed.

THIS IS ARMENIA OF TOMORROW

The class of basic military training of the school no. 59 after Hakob Paronyan bears the name of Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, and the “platoon” of ninth-year schoolchildren – the name of the perished in the Artsakh war warrior Armen Hovhannisyan.