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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 07:40
Italian family accused of smuggling weapons to ISIS highlights concerns for links between mafia & terrorism
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:47
Riyadh has signed a contract with Chinese firm Chengdu for an unspecified number of Pterodactyl drones.That could be a problem, since the Saudis are in the midst of a rather nasty war.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:37
The Russian government is trying to poach Syrian rebels trained and equipped by the United States for the war against ISIS, according to the political leader of a prominent Pentagon-backed brigade in Aleppo—and the rebels are strongly considering Russia’s offer.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:04
U.S.-backed opposition forces in Syria’s largest city are facing a ferocious Russian-led assault, raising fears that the rebels could be eliminated in a matter of weeks.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:52
The half-tragic, half-farcical nature of the drug war also makes it tough to (reasonably) justify the $2.5 billion in military aid that Washington has blindly thrown at Mexico since 2008, as part of what’s called the Merida Initiative.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:21
The terror group is gaining ground in Libya. But the Obama administration has said no to a Pentagon plan to go after ISIS there.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:29
U.S. intelligence and defense officials are increasingly worried their fight against the self-declared Islamic State is benefitting al Qaeda, ISIS’s jihadi rival.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:19
A CIA-backed anti-Assad militia reportedly killed at least one senior Russian military official this week with an American TOW anti-tank missile. Is this a Soviet-Afghan replay?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 06:31
Officially, there are now 3,650 U.S. troops fighting ISIS in Iraq. The real number of Americans involved in the war is closer to 6,000.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:21
Forces from America, Japan, France, Germany, Italy—and soon, even China—are crammed into the dirt-poor Djibouti. Good luck asking the locals if they like all the attention

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