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Syrian War Report – November 20, 2017: Government Troops Liberated Al-Bukamal...

Government troops captured the villages of Kashmah and Salihiyah and besieged ISIS units in the area between al-Mayadin and Kashmah.

1964: On This Day in History, McNamara says U.S. has...

What the Heck? On this 10th day of November in 1964, at a news conference, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara says that the United States has no plans to send combat troops into Vietnam.

Many US troops encounter racism in ranks – poll

As many as 42 percent of non-white US troops said they have personally experienced examples of white nationalism in the military, as opposed to...

Syria War Report – October 13, 2017: Turkish Troops And Vehicles...

...from SouthFront Late on October 12, the Turkish Army started deploying troops and vehicles in Syria’s Idlib province. According to reports, at least 30 Turkish...

Iran’s IRGC to treat US troops like Daesh if blacklisted

Jim W. Dean - US support for proxy terrorism is the most open secret in the history of clandestine warfare, yet when corporate media report on the stories, we find a key component, the US-NATO use of proxy terrorism to promote desired regime change, is flagrantly absent.

Afghanistan War Report – September 23, 2017: US Deploys More Troops...

...from SouthFront The US is increasing its military involvement in the Afghanistan conflict in an attempt to take an upper hand in a battle against...

Turkey to deploy 25,000 troops to enforce Idlib de-escalation zone

Jim W. Dean - The ink is hardly hardly dry on the deconfliction agreement and we now hear 25,000 Turkish troops will take over northern Idlib, including its airport. I don't see any way that Russia or Iran could deploy that many troops each for their respective areas.

US acknowledges presence of 11,000 troops in Afghanistan

Jim W. Dean - The US troop numbers juggling game finally gets exposed. Trump obviously ordered an earlier increase and told his Pentagon chief to hide the numbers until he was ready to announce a new Afghanistan policy.

Yemeni tribal fighters kill US troops in Ma’rib: Report

Yemeni tribal fighters have reportedly killed several American troops after they launched a heliborne attack on a village in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, a report says.

Syrian War Report – May 1, 2017: Government Troops Launch New...

Last weekend, the 5th Assault Corps and the National Defense Forces, supported by the Russian air power, began an operation against ISIS in the eastern Homs countryside. By Monday, government forces have retook the villages of Jibab Hamad, Tadmuria, Jabbab Hamad Rajm Al-Qasr, Rajm Dergam, Al-Rajm al-A’ali, Al-Rajm al-Madraji, the Al-Ay’lam hill and the Turks hill.

British troops in Estonia to counter Russia

The first British troops have arrived in Estonia as part of NATO's response to Russian aggression.

Pravda: As Trump Moves More Troops into Afghanistan, “Heroin dealer in...

  By William Edstrom A heroin surge is shocking and awing Americans, 165,000 of who will be killed the next ten years. How does 415,000 kilograms...

Assad: No one invited US to Manbij, all foreign troops in...

Any foreign forces, including those from the US, that enter Syria without invitation are invaders, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Chinese media in an...

Syrian troops attacking east to capture water treatment plant on Lake...

Jim W. Dean - We were not aware of the water plant strategic need until two days ago. This is why the SAA bypassed Deir-Hafer, not even stopping to cut the road off behind it.

Syrian War Report – March 6, 2017: Govt Troops Rapidly Advancing...

...from SouthFront Syrian government troops deployed to the areas controlled by Kurdish forces in the countryside of Manbij on March 3, according to the Russian...

A Dose of Very Nasty Truth: Trump Clears Rearming Al Qaeda...

 Trump and his military planning chief, General Jared Cohen, have authorized US Special Operations Teams, including Delta and US Navy SEALS, to operate inside...

Troops No More: US Is Spreading the Blind War Against Life...

TEHRAN (FNA) - The distressing images of desperate Syrian refugees still making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape...

Syrian War Report – February 6, 2017: Govt Troops Move Closer...

...from SouthFront Near the ancient city of Palmyra in the province of Homs, army and NDF troops, supported by attack helicopters, are clashing with ISIS...

Report: Trump Orders US Troops to Operate with “Moderate Opposition” Against...

A foreign-backed Syrian opposition figure says members of his militant group are training with US troops in preparation for a joint operation to recapture Daesh-held Raqqah.

Deir Ez-zor reinforced with Syrian airborne troops via Russian helicopters

Syrian soldiers were able to execute a successful counter-attack and restore the connection between the two formations to the north and to the south of the city of Deir Ez-Zor.

Russian Cyber Troops And US Presidential Election

...from SouthFront The months after Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump in the US presidential election have been dominated by stories concerning “Russian hackers.”...

Turkey agrees to pull back troops from Iraq, proof of foreign...

Jim W. Dean - VT has been watching the shifting Turkish foreign policy claims with a skeptical eye based on Erdogan's history. As we have often said, "watch what he does, not so much what he says".

Syrian Troops Are Close To The Biggest Victory In The War

...from SouthFront Militant groups that operate in Aleppo city are in panic. On December 6, government forces took control of the neighborhoods of Sheikh Lutfi and...

Syrian War Report – September 29, 2016: US Deploys Troops near...

...from SouthFront The Syrian army and its allies have reportedly repelled a major counter attack of Jaysh al-Islam militants at the army base in the...

‘We’ll never have peace’: Philippines leader Duterte wants to boot US...

The Philippines president says US troops “have to go” from the south of his country. He blames American soldiers for inflaming tensions with the local Muslim population, saying they would “never have peace” with a US military presence.

China to overhaul land troops in bid to transform world’s biggest...

China will reorganise more than half of its 1.55 million land force troops, phasing out its army corps as it tries to mould a more nimble fighting force, sources familiar with the military said, adding that strong internal resistance to the change was expected.

Ukrainian volunteer unit troops raped underage girls, filmed it on phones...

Jim W. Dean - It would not be unfair to say that Ukrainian Rada and the central government created a climate that actually encourages the use of excessive and even illegal force on civilians as collective punishment, as a deterrent to others.

Russia Defense Report: Motorized Rifle Troops

The Motorized Rifle Troops represent the third tier of Russia’s ground combat capability. Special operations troops, or spetsnaz of various types, are used for covert or irregular warfare.

China Is Able to Deploy Up to 10000 Troops in the...

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Heads of State Summit took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in June 2016. Counterterrorism operations were one of the main topics of the Summit. Chinese experts believe that the situation in Syria needs special attention from the SCO members states, as the ISIS terrorist group poses a serious threat to the security of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Russia, as well as the surrounding regions, including the Middle East and the Caucasus.

The Debate – Crimes against host country, US troops in Japan

Jim W. Dean - We see two tarantulas locked in a struggle here with no end in site. The Japanese government has no interest in really closing the US bases on Okinawa and have veto power over the local protests.
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