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Iranian Vessel Wards Off US Warship in Persian Gulf

Iranian Vessel Wards Off US Warship in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (FNA)- A US warship was shooed away from Iran’s territorial waters after it received a tough warning from an Iranian navy vessel. The US warship approached the Iranian warship in a provocative move, ignoring the internationally set standard distance from Iran’s Shahid Mousayee patrol vessel and the Iranian territorial waters in Persian Gulf. The […]

Russia Calls for Airport Closure in Northern Iraq Due to Special Operation in Syria

Russia Calls for Airport Closure in Northern Iraq Due to Special Operation in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia announced that it aims to launch an operation in Syria against ISIL, urging Iraqi officials to cancel all flights in Erbil and Suleimaniyah airports in order to prevent any hazardous incidents from happening. Russia has announced that it is set to launch an extensive military operation codenamed “pervasive destruction”, using 69 Sukhoi […]

Pentagon withdraws assets from Riyadh amid mounting death toll in Saudi-led Yemen war

Pentagon withdraws assets from Riyadh amid mounting death toll in Saudi-led Yemen war

The US forces assisting the Saudi-led coalition in coordinating air strikes in Yemen have largely withdrawn from Riyadh in an apparent move to distance themselves from the mounting civilian death toll in the 17-month long conflict, Reuters has learned. TrendsYemen unrest In addition to withdrawing air support personnel, Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey, a US Navy spokesman […]

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

  Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials. US Army Col. Carver, a spokesman for the US-led coalition fighters, told Pentagon reporters the decision to let Islamic State (IS, […]

Iran-backed Shiite forces in Iraq now estimated at 100,000 – US military spokesman

Iran-backed Shiite forces in Iraq now estimated at 100,000 – US military spokesman

[Editor’s note: I published an article last week that explains why this large Iranian created and lead Shiite militia is a cause for concern in Baghdad and Washington.  Ian] When Militia Turns into Army – Iranian control of Iraq’s Shiite Hashd Militia will lead to annexation Iran-backed Shiite fighters in Iraq now number up to […]

Russian Defense Ministry publishes first flight footage of new generation fighter

A music video style presentation of the latest Soviet Air Force hardware. What is significant is the appearance for the first time of the new 5th generation stealth fighter the Sukhoi PAK-FA T-50. The new Russian fighter is slated to replace both the Mig-29 and Su-27 families in Russian service and be a direct rival to the American F-22.

US Congress Exposes CENTCOM Propaganda Scheme: Cooking Intel on Syria Fight

US Congress Exposes CENTCOM Propaganda Scheme: Cooking Intel on Syria Fight

A joint task force has determined that defense intelligence appraisals provided by US Central Command systematically provided a distorted “rosy” picture, in stark contrast to battlefield realities, in order to create the false appearance that the US strategy in Syria and Iraq was succeeding. On Thursday, a congressional joint task force (JTF) investigating allegations of intelligence […]

Russian Navy To Get 12 Warships, 8 Combatant Craft, 23 Auxiliary Vessels By Yearend: Defense Minister

Russian Navy To Get 12 Warships, 8 Combatant Craft, 23 Auxiliary Vessels By Yearend: Defense Minister

The Russian navy has undergone quite a transformation since the ‘bad old days’ on the 1990s and early 2000s when ships were left to rot at anchor. While the navy is a far smaller force than it’s Soviet predecessor, it remains a potent and capable force equipped with modern ships and systems. Relatively few Soviet-era […]

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