Tag: Military

North Korea threatens to turn US armies into a ‘heap of ashes’

North Korea has condemned the US and South Korean armies after they were spotted performing joint military exercises and threatened to turn both armies into “a heap of ashes”.   The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual military exercises today, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North – in the form of […]

Barak: Netanyahu gambled over the US military aid—and lost

Former prime minister Ehud Barak leveled harsh criticism against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening, accusing him of having made an unsuccessful “gamble” in his management of Israel’s relationship with the United States.   “After the signing of the American military aid agreement for the coming decade, the magnitude of the damage caused by […]

Russian Military Forces Staging Near Ukraine

The Pentagon has identified eight staging areas in Russia where large numbers of military forces appear to be preparing for incursions into Ukraine, according to U.S. defense officials.   As many as 40,000 Russian troops, including tanks, armored vehicles, and air force units, are now arrayed along Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia.   Additionally, large […]

Analysis: Erdogan’s Purge to Coup-Proof Turkey’s Military May Backfire

LONDON — In the hours after his loyal supporters suppressed an insurrection of military officers last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the bloodiest coup attempt in Turkish history a “gift from God” that would allow him to “cleanse our army.”   In nearly a month since the uprising, Erdogan has sought to clean […]

Putin-Erdogan deal deadlocks Aleppo, Manjib frays

All day Friday and Saturday, Aug.11-12, fighters of Hizballah’s elite Radwan Force – 3,000 in all – streamed to the pivotal Aleppo battlefield from all parts of Lebanon and Syria. DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources disclose that they were following the orders of their leader Hassan Nasrallah, who was warned byTehran that the pro-Assad army […]

China sees U.S. missile defense plan for South Korea as direct threat

U.S. military officials are trying to pacify a furious China in the wake of Washington’s plan to deploy a battery of advanced missile defense systems in South Korea, insisting to angry military leaders in Beijing that the weapons would be solely targeting ballistic missile threats from North Korea and not undercut China’s own military deterrent. […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo hit by clashes despite Russia aid pledge

Clashes have been reported in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo despite promises by Russia to halt military action to allow in aid. Russian forces had announced a daily three-hour suspension of military action. However UN officials said that was too short to take in enough to help the large numbers of people […]

China preparing for war? Builds military hangers in disputed South China Sea islands

Washington: Despite losing its case at an international court in The Hague, China appears in no mood to let go of its claims in the disputed South China Sea.   The New York Times reported that recent satellite photographs – made public by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank – […]

Our UN-American Military

“Progressive controlled disarmament and continuously developing principles and procedures of international law would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force,” recommended a disarmament proposal introduced at the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 1961.   The proposal called for a three-stage […]

Turkey president prime minister issue direct orders to military commanders

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree Sunday that introduced sweeping reforms to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the Turkish armed forces further under civilian authority.   The decree, the third to have been issued after a three-month state of emergency was declared following the attempted […]