Tag: Military

Socialist Venezuela tasks military to control food supply

Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president of Venezuela, has put the nation’s supply of food, medicine and household goods into the hands of the military to decide who gets what, and who gets nothing.   The Great Mission of Sovereign Supplying, as the initiative’s called, even appoints members of the military to oversee the nation’s ports, […]

‘Tit-for-tat’ response if US or Japan put military or political pressure over South China Sea

The Chinese people will “firmly support” their government if it launches a “tit-for-tat” response, should the US and Japan use The Hague’s decision that China has no legal right to the South China Sea to pressure Beijing, an influential state-run newspaper has said.   In its editorial published on 12 July, Global Times said: “We […]

Iranian military boats veer dangerously close to US warship

Boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. military vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, part of a pattern that the top American general in the region—who was on the ship at the time—said risked grave miscalculation.   “What concerns me is our people don’t always have a […]

NATO and Russia will meet to ease tension over military activities

NATO and Russia on Wednesday hold their first talks since the alliance agreed at a summit in Warsaw to beef up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears over the Kremlin’s expansionism.The meeting between ambassadors from the 28-nation alliance and Russia is the first since April and just the second since 2014, when the […]

Russia Boosts Arctic Military Presence, Builds Ten Airfields

By making this move, the country aims to ensure its military security in the region. Russia’s Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) is currently developing infrastructure facilities on military bases and garrisons in the Far North, Far East and Siberia for 20,000 service members, their families and civilians working for the Ministry of Defense.   Russia is Absolutely Capable of Defending Its Arctic […]

Iran-Israel tensions – Revolutionary Guard says there are 100,000 missiles aimed at Israel

Deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Hossein Salami, issued the chilling threat to the Israeli authorities, warning the nation had more than 100,000 missiles aimed and ready to fire at the Jewish state.   In a highly-charged attack his country’s historic foe, the army chief blasted: “If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the […]

China should prepare for ‘military confrontation’ in South China Sea, newspaper declares

China should prepare itself for military confrontation in the South China Sea, an influential Chinese paper has reported, a week ahead of a decision by an international court on a dispute between China and the Philippines.   About $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year though the energy-rich, strategic waters of the South China […]

Russia gathers troops at Baltic military bases ahead of Cold War-style stand-off with Nato

Russia is assembling military forces in eastern Europe as it draws closer to a potential Cold War-style standoff with Nato in the Baltic states.   The Russian military has been mobilising troops, trucks and equipment to various bases around Kaliningrad, a crucial outpost between Poland and Lithuania, as well as sites further inland according to Reuters. […]

South China Sea: China should prepare for military confrontation in territorial dispute says state newspaper

China should prepare for military confrontation in the South China Sea, an influential state-run paper said yesterday (4 July). This comes a week before an international court in The Hague is due to give its decision on the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines on 12 July.   According to the Global Times paper, […]

Russia and NATO growing military across east Europe

On the kerbside outside the civilian airport in Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea outpost, a group of about 20 servicemen in Russian navy uniforms lined up earlier this month, waiting for a bus to take them to their base.   “We are an additional reinforcement,” one of the young men, who said he and his colleagues […]