Tag: Military

Russian military deploys powerful new missiles to Baltic region

The Russian military has deployed state-of-the art anti-shipping missiles in the country’s westernmost Baltic region, the Interfax news agency has reported, a move that comes amid rising tensions in ties between Russia and the west. The military has put Bastion missile launchers on duty in the Kaliningrad exclave that borders the Nato members Poland and […]

EU Army: ‘We need MILITARY SCHENGEN’ says MEP

The super army would be funded by all 28 member states – including Britain, which will be forced to pay as Article 50 has not yet been ratified. Speaking tonight in Strasborg, MEP Urmas Paet said the army must become a reality “without further delays”. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group member […]

Kurdish forces enter town near Mosul as Iraqi troops find mass grave

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have exchanged heavy fire with militants as they entered a town held by Islamic State east of Mosul, while troops advancing south of the city discovered a mass grave containing an estimated 100 or so decapitated bodies. The offensive to reclaim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to […]

Iranian Military Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader. The IRGC “will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” according to the Iranian military […]

Committee finds IDF was unprepared during Protective Edge

A military committee headed by Maj. Gen. Yossi Bachar charged with reviewing Operation Protective Edge has published some of its conclusions. Among other points, it has found that the IDF was not adequately prepared based on the amount of Hamas casualties relative to the amount of firepower used against them.   The Bachar Committee examined […]

Retaking Mosul From ISIS May Pale to What Comes Next

ERBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi military’s operation to retake the northern city of Mosul after more than two years of Islamic State occupation could require months, even with American help. But the recapture may turn out to be the easy part.   If history is a guide, vast parts of Mosul, once Iraq’s No. 2 […]

Look beyond military to reach peace in war-torn Middle East

On the first full day of the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State, the former head of U.S. commando strike operations told a Tampa audience that removing ISIS alone won’t bring peace.   “It is certainly not the cause of” the region’s problems, said Stanley McChrystal, who once […]

Mosul assault – a military Tower of Babel

Sunday night, Oct. 16, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, supported by a bevy of generals, announced that the military operation to recapture Mosul from its two-year occupation by the Islamic State had begun. Three formally approved participants are taking part in the operation, DEBKAfile’s military sources report: 1. American special operations, artillery and engineering units […]

‘Prospects Low’ for Direct US-Russia War, but ‘Clashes Possible in Third States’

Commenting on the recent remarks of the US military that the Pentagon is being forced by Russia and China to “contemplate and prepare for violence on the scale that the US Army has not seen since Korea,” Russian and American military experts believe that a global war is highly unlikely to occur; however, these nations […]

Iran: Any US Attack Against Assad Regime Will be ‘Suicidal’

A senior advisor to Iran’s supreme leader warned Sunday that any U.S. military strike against Syria’s Assad regime would be “suicidal.”   “If the Americans take military action in Syria, it will be a suicidal action,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, a former foreign minister who serves as foreign affairs advisor to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.   […]