Tag: Military

Russia starts nationwide show of force

More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin’s biggest shows of force since its ties with the West plunged to Cold War-lows. President Vladimir Putin called the Navy’s Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises […]

China seeking closer military ties with Iran

China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran’s nuclear plans.   Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have […]

Chile Recalls Israeli Ambassador Over Gaza

“Chile observes with great concern and disappointment that [Israeli] military operations — which at this stage constitute a collective punishment of the civilian Palestinian population in Gaza — do not respect the fundamental norms of international humanitarian law as demonstrated by the more than 1000 victims, including women and children, as well as attacks on […]

Obama Unveils European Reassurance Initiative to Boost NATO

Speaking in Warsaw, Poland, on June 3, President Obama proposed the creation of a European Reassurance Initiative, a $1-billion fund that would be used to increase a U.S.-led military presence in Central and Eastern Europe.

‘Israel ranked 3rd most aggressive intelligence service against US’

A new NSA document, stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden and released recently through journalist Glenn Greenwald, states that CIA investigations “ranked Israel the third most aggressive intelligence service against the US,” according to a Newsweek report on Friday. The NSA addressed America’s complex intelligence relationship with Israel in the document, saying that, “The Israelis are […]

Israel, US holding joint missile defense drill

Israel and the US were slated to hold a joint missile-defense drill on Sunday morning.   The biennial exercise is designed to test the ability of joint operations between the two nations in response to missile attacks.   On Thursday, it was announced that the Israeli and American air forces had began a joint exercise, […]