Defense Officials: Russia Poised to Challenge US for Military Dominance

Russia’s campaign to modernize and strengthen its armed forces is increasingly putting U.S. and European forces at risk, with some defense officials raising concerns Moscow’s military soon could challenge the U.S. and its allies for dominance across the continent. Most of the focus in recent weeks has been on Russia’s newfound confidence in its nuclear […]

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Turkish troops on the verge of entering Afrin

Turkish armed forces are besieging the Syrian Kurdish-controlled district of Afrin in northern Syria, Turkey’s president has said. In a televised statement on Friday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters and Turkish troops were 6km from the centre of Afrin. “Now the centre of Afrin is surrounded and our entry is […]


North Korea Calls Latest US Sanctions an Act of War

North Korea says the latest U.S. sanctions against it constitute an “act of war.” The statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, accuses the United States of raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula and notes that it possesses nuclear weapons to cope with Washington’s threats. “The two Koreas have cooperated together and the Olympics […]


Syria army cuts off main town in Ghouta rebel enclave

Syrian regime forces on Saturday cut off the largest town in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the opposition enclave in a blow to rebels defending their last bastion near Damascus. Government troops and allied militia have recaptured half of the besieged region in a blistering assault launched on February 18 that has prompted global […]


New Details About Trump’s Military Parade Revealed

President Donald Trump may actually get his military parade after all – sort of. A new memo from the Pentagon shows that the parade is expected to happen on Veterans Day, in conjunction with the annual Veterans Day parade on November 11, in Washington, D.C. The memo, obtained by CNN, detailed the plans for the […]


US Military, Intel Officials Cautious About N. Korean Overtures

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to sit down for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came as no surprise to top U.S. military officials, though they are wary of setting any expectations. The Pentagon said Friday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was in contact with the White House and involved in the decision […]