Military

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:48
"Iranians can't use [a nuclear weapon] if they finally make one," Powell wrote to Democratic donor Jeffrey Leeds, according to the AP. "The boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands."
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:35
The assessment by the British army’s warfare branch, seen by the Times, warned that Russian weapons, including rocket launchers and air defence systems, were more powerful than their British equivalents.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:52
An unpredictable Kremlin, coupled with tensions linked to the ongoing strengthening of Russian forces in the Baltic Sea and High North regions, will continue to drive up military spending by most Nordic states over the next decade, an analysis of regional defense plans shows.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:56
President Rodrigo Duterte has called for U.S. special forces to leave the southern Philippines, where they have advised and assisted the Armed Forces of the Philippines in missions against Islamist insurgents since 2002.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:16
The United States is spending more money on more missions to send more elite U.S. forces to train alongside more foreign counterparts in more countries around the world, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 07:08
Things aren’t going so well in Afghanistan these days. The Obama administration plans to reduce America’s presence there by only about half as much as it originally intended, from the current level of 9,800 to 8,400 instead of 5,500 by the end of 2016. The administration also expanded the rules of engagement governing the armed forces’ ability to involve themselves in conflict and will allow U.S. forces to accompany the regular Afghan military into combat situations. These expanding mission sets come at a time when the U.S. military continues to be underfunded, faces a troubling readiness crisis, and must contend with an increasingly dangerous and demanding global operating environment.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 06:55
He’s a grandfather and longtime Washington suburbanite who now commands a powerful fighting force in northern Africa. He’s also a former CIA asset and anti-Islamist warrior who stands in the way of peace in Libya.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:36
The Pentagon has declined to say how many U.S. troops are actually on the ground in Iraq and Syria more than two years after the first deployments to fight the Islamic State. The military only shares the number of full-time troops deployed, known as the "force management level" or FML
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Various sources from the Department of Defense make it clear that the Department sees lots of potential security threats in Africa, yet what it doesn't make clear is to what extent United States forces are involved in rolling back these threats.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, an Islamist romantic, with Binali Yildirim, a pragmatist like the president. That move has paved the way to reshuffle Turkey’s foreign policy calculus — from assertive, neo-Ottomanism to a realist approach.

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