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Military

‘Cold War mentality’: Beijing slams new US military strategy over South China Sea
Beijing has been expressed outrage over the recently updated US National Military Strategy, which called Chinese claims in the South China Sea worrisome and “inconsistent with international law.”

03.07.2015 15:23

Terror threat grounds US Independence Day airshow at UK base
Independence Day celebrations at a US Air Force base in Britain have been canceled due to the risk of a terrorist attack. The two day event at RAF Lakenheath, Norfolk, was pulled in the wake of attacks in Kuwait, France and Tunisia last week.

03.07.2015 11:17

​‘British X-Files’ on UFOs to be released by 2016 – govt
Top secret files dubbed “the British X-Files,” which UFO hunters believe could prove extraterrestrials have visited the UK, are to be released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

03.07.2015 09:45

‘Competing ISIS & Al-Qaeda place European Jews under greater threat’
Competition for global influence between different extremist groups has left European Jews facing a heightened threat of terror attack, one senior terror expert has warned.

03.07.2015 08:40

‘Today the West is bombing ISIS in Syria, tomorrow it will be Assad’
The UK supports the new reality of US interventionist policies abroad, which includes bombing sovereign nations without legal basis, as it is considering airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, says international affairs commentator Marko Gasic.

03.07.2015 10:22

​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

​RAF may lack aircraft to bomb Syria – expert
Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) may lack the warplanes to extend combat operations into Syria, even if Prime Minister David Cameron was to force and win a vote to do so in the wake of the Tunisia massacre, according to a military aviation expert.

03.07.2015 08:37

Columbian capital jarred by 2 blasts
​Two explosions have rocked Bogota, Colombia’s capital, injuring at least eight people. Both bombs reportedly targeted the Porvenir pension fund.

03.07.2015 01:27

Somalia is home to two secret US drone bases – report
Up to 120 US military personnel are operating out of two secret drone bases in Somalia, carrying out attacks on Al-Shabab militants and working with African Union peacekeepers, a new report has revealed.

02.07.2015 20:20

‘Reagan Democrat’ Jim Webb: A moderate challenger to Hillary?
Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia) will take on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others in the 2016 Democratic primaries. Webb’s announcement makes him the fifth Democrat to toss his hat in the presidential ring.

02.07.2015 18:41

Russian Navy’s intel ship for monitoring US ABM systems 'to start tests in 2016'
A Russian intelligence military vessel specializing, among other things, in monitoring the US missile shield, is getting ready for seagoing tests, media report. It is one of four ships that will replace outdated intelligence vessels in Russia’s fleets.

02.07.2015 12:44

‘Confrontational’: Kremlin spokesman slams anti-Russian provisions of fresh US military doctrine
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says the formulas used in the new US military doctrine were proof of the intent to maintain confrontation for a long time, adding that Russia would take countermeasures in its own similar document.

02.07.2015 12:49