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Russia Creates Aerospace Forces by Merging Military Branches

Russia has merged several branches of its military into the Aerospace Forces - a reorganization aimed at enhancing coordination and efficiency, officials said Monday.   Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the decision offers "the optimal way of improving the system of the nation's aerospace defense."   The new branch will include the nation's air force, air defense, anti-missile and space forces.   Shoigu said that its creation has been prompted by the...

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