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New British army elite unit to hone social media and psychological warfare
The British military is to form a new specialist force in “non-lethal” forms of psychological warfare using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to tackle the “asymmetric battlefields” of the 21st century.

31.01.2015 15:15

Potential conscripts evade draft, flee country amid escalation in E. Ukraine
The most recent military draft in Ukraine has been described as “problematic” by Kiev's army spokesman. The recruitment effort, coming amid ever more intense fighting in the country’s east, sees a lack of enthusiasm on the part of potential soldiers.

31.01.2015 06:41

US may send troops to Iraq as spotters, scouts - Hagel
Outgoing US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has acknowledged that neutralizing Islamic State in Iraq may require American troops on the ground with non-combat roles, such as gathering intelligence and locating targets.

31.01.2015 06:21

Ukraine chief of staff ‘thwarts Western allegations’ by admitting no combat with Russian troops
The Ukraine army’s chief of staff has admitted that Kiev troops are not engaged in combat with Russian units, thereby thwarting all Western allegations of Moscow's “military invasion,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

30.01.2015 20:21

Thousands of Ukrainian troops thought to be trapped in Donbass
Some 8,000 Ukrainian troops are believed to be surrounded near the village of Debaltsevo in Donbass, as militia units cut off the only road linking the pocket to Kiev-held territory. The servicemen have been offered the chance to surrender.

30.01.2015 12:55

134-day Islamic State siege of Kobani lifted
The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.

30.01.2015 12:37

Military dominance over Russia impossible, nuclear deterrent top priority – Defense Ministry
Russia aims to maintain its military advantage, prioritize the rearmament of its nuclear deterrence forces and refit up to 100 percent of its military hardware by 2020. In 2015 Russia will start testing its successor to the “Satan” heavy nuclear missile.

30.01.2015 09:25

US classifies details of financial aid to Afghanistan
The Pentagon says US spending to help Afghanistan will no longer be made public. Data had been published over the last six years explaining how the $65 billion program had been spent, however this will now cease, with the US citing “security concerns.”

30.01.2015 06:26

$561bn Pentagon budget planned, advocates say real budget is $1trn
The White House will be seeking $561 billion from Congress to run the Pentagon in 2016 – its largest budget ever. However, a research and advocacy director told RT that the budget is closer to $1 trillion, and has been for several administrations.

30.01.2015 02:18

​27 killed in Egypt’s Sinai attacks, ISIS affiliate claims responsibility
An Egyptian extremist group that pledged loyalty to the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Sinai, which killed at least 27 people and injured dozens more.

30.01.2015 00:52

Children bear brunt of NATO’s unexploded Afghan bombs
NATO troops leaving Afghanistan have left behind them a legacy of unexploded ordinance that is killing civilians at the rate of more than one a day, the majority of whom are children.

29.01.2015 15:48

‘Hostage crisis – Jordan’s blowback from Syrian conflict’
Amman has allowed Saudi Arabia and the West to use Jordan as a training ground for military activities related to Syria, so it is natural that it is currently facing blowback, political analyst Sharmine Narwani told RT.

29.01.2015 09:47