Tag: Military

Watch S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley deliver GOP response to State of the Union

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivered the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address.

Authorities plan to cut off power to militia at occupied Oregon refuge

Federal authorities are planning to cut off the power of the wildlife refuge in Oregon that has been taken over by militia, exposing the armed occupiers to sub-zero temperatures in an effort to flush them out.   Armed militants will begin their third day at the Malheur national wildlife refuge, a remote federal outpost in […]

Japan steps up military presence in East China Sea

Japan is to deploy thousands of troops and build missile batteries on islands in the East China Sea, as officials confirmed for the first time that the defences were designed to check Chinese military influence in the region.   In response to US pressure to play a bigger role in deterring increasingly assertive Chinese naval […]

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6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]

Rouhani suggests Iran’s military is best defense against ISIS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic’s military is the biggest force combating terrorism in the Middle East.   The Iranian president stated that Tehran was prepared to assist others in the region as it has aided Syria and Iraq, in reference to the battle against the Sunni Islamic State terror […]

Israel, Russia military chiefs to meet again to discuss Syria coordination

The chiefs of Israel and Russia’s military will meet again in two weeks time to discuss the coordination of their activities in Syria, officials said Monday night.   Israel’s chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot met with his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov in Moscow and agreed to form a joint committee to coordinate the two militaries’ […]

Military source: Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia

BEIRUT – The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source told Reuters on Thursday, underlining growing Russian support to Damascus that is alarming the United States.     The source described the weapons as highly accurate and effective. The army had started […]

Remember Jade Helm 15, the controversial military exercise? It’s over

The military exercise Jade Helm 15 generated enough conspiracy theories this year that it garnered mockery on late-night television, commentary from presidential candidates and reaction from the Texas governor. The basic thrust of the concerns: The military was laying the groundwork for martial law — if not now, then sometime in the future.     […]

Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned.   The complaints spurred the Pentagon’s inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation […]

Israel wary of Russian military build-up in Syria

HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) – Indications of increased Russian involvement in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad are prompting a reassessment in Israel about how to handle fall-out from the conflict without risking a clash with Moscow.   Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, Israel has occasionally fired across the Golan Heights in […]