Jim W. Dean – The Russians have “double downed” on the US claims of its SDF proxy forces, fighting outside of Kurdish territory, being bombed by Russian planes while they were in the company of their US advisers.
The top military officers of the United States and South Korea have discussed “effective military responses” that could show the military might of the allies in the wake of North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Sunday.
Recently developed Russian weaponry is being tried and tested in Syria, where Moscow has embarked on a devastating military campaign against anti-Assad rebel groups.
Washington may have to develop new understanding on dealing with new nuclear competitor situated near key allies
“The situation offers big chances for a gradual diplomatic settlement of the crisis even if Washington and Pyongyang continue exchanging military threats,” Dr. Andrei Gubin said
Iraqi military investigators said Friday they have discovered two mass graves near a former ISIS prison outside Mosul that contains the bodies of 500 victims.
…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 […]
South Korea and the U.S. began a massive annual military exercise Monday, ignoring repeated threats by rival North Korea.
Thousands of South Koreans have taken to the streets of the capital to protest against joint Washington-Seoul military drills as well as the deployment of a controversial US missile system amid tensions with the neighboring North.
Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Thursday.
After months of attacking Venezuela’s unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation.
The Pentagon is being sued by a veterans group after the agency exposed private information of soldiers’ military records on “a truly massive scale.” The information is being exposed due to lax security on a Defense Department website. The Vietnam Veterans of America filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in New York. It […]
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 […]
The USA work on the scenario of a military coup in Venezuela in order to bring to power a new government focused on Washington, not interfering directly in the internal affairs of the country, RISS expert believes.
The strategy of US neocons is to get closer to the Russian bear until it finally becomes aggressive. If not, they will at least scare the population and other countries into greater military spending, explains international affairs commentator Marko Gasic.
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 […]
Jim W. Dean – The never ending border dust ups between China and India seems to be never ending. There are are no resources there to fight over, and from a strategic defense view, the huge mountain ranges are natural border defenses for both sides.
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 […]
Russian military and political presence in Iraq would bring balance to the whole Middle Eastern and North African region, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi vice-president, said during his visit to Moscow.
As it was to be expected, the reaction of the U.S. Department of Defense (the US DoD) to the publication on the location of the U.S. military bases in Syria was not slow in coming.
Local sources in Northeastern Syrian reported that a large number of US military vehicles and troops have been observed in the different neighborhoods of the Eastern part of Raqqa.
A missile factory currently being built by Iran in Lebanon will be 50 meters below the ground and fortified against Israeli airstrikes, according to a report by the French media outlet Intelligence Online.
Before leaving for the G20 Summit in Hamburg, President Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey’s support for Doha in its dispute with four Gulf neighbors and said that his military will stay in Qatar despite their demands to shut down the base. Sputnik Arabic discussed the issue with Qatari political analyst Muhammed al Musaffir.
…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, […]
Jim W. Dean – I took a gamble here with RT, with my strong emphasis on the theatrical side of the US-China island spat, and even the N. Korea “threat” itself. But we have all been here before, with the puffed-up threat baloney.
A prominent Syrian military and strategic expert described Israel as terrorists’ accomplice in Syria, warning that Tel Aviv intends to create a buffer zone in the Arab country.
…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 […]
China is set to build a military base in Pakistan as US influence over its once strong ally continues to decline.
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 […]