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Arms

​Thatcher govt didn’t oppose Saddam’s chemical weapons program, declassified papers show
As Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was building up its chemical weapons arsenal with the help of a British firm, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided not to oppose it, fearing that otherwise it would be subjected to criticism.

03.07.2015 10:30

New US military strategy: ‘Russia, China - threat to unipolar domination fantasy’
The Pentagon’s new military strategy proposes that Russia is a major US adversary, that there might be a war between the two countries, and that the US is losing its military technology supremacy, says Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer Coalition.

02.07.2015 12:00

‘Yankee go home!’ Hundreds stage anti-US protest in front of embassy in Kiev
Demonstrators have gathered in front of the US embassy in Kiev to protest against what they call US meddling in Ukraine’s internal affairs, including the military conflict in eastern Ukraine.

01.07.2015 18:17

Buy American… Kalashnikovs: US-made Russian rifles now on sale
After a year of sanctions-imposed scarcity, Americans will finally be able to purchase Kalashnikovs. The Pennsylvania-based Kalashnikov USA announced it will sell several models of the iconic Russian rifles and shotguns, manufactured in the US.

01.07.2015 14:02

Russian arms chief pledges to completely replace Ukrainian components by 2018
Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin has told the State Duma that by 2018 Russian defense industry will completely overcome the dependence on Ukrainian-made components as well as from a large number of producers from EU and NATO countries.

01.07.2015 12:43

‘Yemeni jailbreak will contribute to bloodshed, suffering’
The recent escape of jail intimates in Yemen will only worsen the situation in the country which is already in tatters, and will lead to even more suffering among the civilian population, political analyst Max Abrahms, told RT.

01.07.2015 11:22

​'100 killed' in ISIS attacks on Egyptian checkpoints in Sinai
At least 100 Egyptians, including soldiers, were killed after an Islamic State affiliate launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. It comes two days after Egypt's top prosecutor was assassinated.

01.07.2015 10:09

As Iran nuclear deadline passes, narrative battle heats up (Op-Ed)
It’s D-Day in Vienna, and the parties sitting across the negotiating table still haven’t ironed out terms to settle a 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Expect this deadline to be missed. And prepare for a lot of hot air to fill its space.

30.06.2015 14:17

SAS-style police counter-terror unit unveiled in wake of Tunisia attack
Scotland Yard has revealed the creation of a new unit of armed police officers who will be used to tackle the threat of a gun attack in Britain.

30.06.2015 07:53

Pentagon’s F-35 stealth jet can’t win dogfight – report
A mock air battle between an F-16 jet and the military’s new and oft-troubled F-35 stealth jet showed that the F-35 is too sluggish to hit an enemy plane or dodge gunfire, according to a report.

30.06.2015 03:30

City drone vs. country shotgun: Court case breaks out over downed hexacopter
As hobby drones become more ubiquitous, one California man decided he wouldn’t accept our new robot overlords and shot down his neighbor’s homemade hexacopter. Now he’s refusing to pay the owner back, despite a court mandating him to fork over the cash.

29.06.2015 22:20

​Smuggled automatic weapons could be used in Tunisia-style attack – UK security chiefs
Automatic weapons smuggled into the UK could be used for Tunisia-style terrorist attacks, according to a police report. The assessment comes as security is tightened ahead of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

29.06.2015 09:53