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RT’s special report on the Islamic State: Newly formed, newly armed, newly funded
The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) seems to have swept into Iraq and Syria out of nowhere, leaving death, destruction and fear in its wake. RT takes an in-depth look at where it came from, its financing and weaponry, and whether US involvement is needed.

05.03.2015 23:40

What do we know about the Long Range Strike Bomber?
The Pentagon will soon award a lucrative contract for its Long Range Stealth Bomber, billed as able to fly undetected at "any point on the globe." Yet the plane remains a mystery, leading some to believe it will be the war industry’s next boondoggle.

05.03.2015 15:10

​Russian bombers disrupted commercial airline flights – Irish authorities
Commercial airliners carrying hundreds of people were disrupted when two Russian ‘Bear’ bombers flew through Irish-controlled international airspace last month, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has said.

04.03.2015 09:22

‘Sanitized, one-sided account’: Veterans blast school resource that ‘infects kids with militarism’
A UK veterans group has slammed an armed forces resource meant for use in schools in the wake of a critical report jointly published by the Quakers and the anti-militarist NGO Forces Watch.

03.03.2015 16:04

Anti-arms trade activists defend proposed military cuts
UK NGO Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has blasted suggestions that a scaling down of the government’s substantial military equipment program would harm jobs and national security.

03.03.2015 09:21

Gitmo overseer exerted unlawful influence on tribunals, military judge rules
A military judge attempted to speed up the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals by ordering the justices overseeing them to move to the US naval base in Cuba. Now one of those judges has ruled that the since-rescinded order was unlawful influence.

02.03.2015 22:47

Pentagon walks back plans for spring offensive against ISIS stronghold Mosul
Facing criticism, the Pentagon announced it has pushed back plans by Iraqis to mount a major attack to regain Mosul from the Islamic State. The Pentagon now says the assault might occur in the fall, but even that date is tenuous.

28.02.2015 01:14

Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran – report
Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to let Israel use its airspace to attack Iran if necessary, in exchange for “some kind of progress” on the Palestinian issue, Israel’s Channel 2 TV station quoted an unnamed European official as saying.

26.02.2015 23:05

Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming!
The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. Train and bus fares continue to rise. Twice as many people are living in poverty than 30 years ago. And our National Health Service is being privatized before our very eyes.

24.02.2015 12:41

‘No Versailles’: Find compromise with Putin to end Ukraine crisis, says Green Party leader
Britain should offer Russian President Vladimir Putin “realistic” concessions to end the conflict in Ukraine, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett told LBC Radio.

24.02.2015 12:06

France deploys aircraft carrier against ISIS in Iraq - ministry
France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led military campaign, French media report, citing government officials.

23.02.2015 06:52

​‘We couldn’t cope’: UK would lose war against Russia – senior RAF officers
Britain could not withstand a military attack from Russia, according to the former head of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Sir Michael Graydon.

20.02.2015 09:35