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Popular Mobilization Units: Military Capabilities, Their Role In Iraq and Middle East

Popular Mobilization Units: Military Capabilities, Their Role In Iraq and Middle East

…from SouthFront In June 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS) occupied about one-third of Iraq’s territory, including Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. It meant the radical islamists were close to capturing Baghdad and imposing its authority over all of Iraq. At that point the Iraqi government recognized the real danger of the situation and started […]

Sputnik: How Global Role of Chinese Military Transforms

Sputnik: How Global Role of Chinese Military Transforms

On August 1, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), known as the world’s largest military force, celebrated its 90th anniversary. According to Russian military expert Vasily Kashin, the global role of the Chinese military has significantly increased in recent years. Best Birthday Gift: Why China Marks Army Anniversary With Djibouti Base Opening China held a […]

US plans ‘global’ drills to counter Russia & other ‘complex threats’ – top US military official

US plans ‘global’ drills to counter Russia & other ‘complex threats’ – top US military official

The US military is shifting towards a “more global” exercise program in preparation to deter what they term a “more assertive Russia” as well as countering other complex threats, a senior officer commanding the US forces in Europe has said. TrendsRussia-NATO relations “What we’re eventually going toward is a globally integrated exercise program so that […]

Pentagon Snared in Government Sting as Fake Cops Acquire $1.2mn Worth of Military Gear

Pentagon Snared in Government Sting as Fake Cops Acquire $1.2mn Worth of Military Gear

The US Department of Defense has been caught out selling large amounts of military supplies to a fake police department. The fake department was created by the US government itself to sniff out waste and fraud. The Government Accountability Office issued a revealingreport last week showing that the Pentagon sold more than 100 controlled items […]

Syrian War Report – July 5, 2017: Russian Military Police To Deploy In New Buffer Zones?

Syrian War Report – July 5, 2017: Russian Military Police To Deploy In New Buffer Zones?

…from  SouthFront The Russian Military Police may be deployed in buffer zones in Syria, Russia’s chief negotiator at the Astana talks and the president’s envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday when the fifth round of talks started in the Kazakh capital. According to him, the issue, including the status of de-escalation control forces, […]

Syrian War Report – June 28, 2017: US Launches Campaign To Justify Military Action Against Syria

Syrian War Report – June 28, 2017: US Launches Campaign To Justify Military Action Against Syria

…from SouthFront The US is actively preparing public opinion for a direct military aggression against Syria. The White House claimed on Monday that it has a “potential” evidence that the Bashar Assad government was preparing for another chemical weapons attack that “would likely result if the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” Press Secretary […]

Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation: An Open Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation: An Open Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

Dear Secretary Mnuchin, Congratulations on your recent appointment and confirmation as the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America. Despite your lack of governmental service, I am certain your experience as a hedge fund manager and your tenure as the head of the mortgage securities department at Goldman Sachs will serve you […]

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