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Navy

China: Silk roads and open seas
Beijing’s disclosure earlier this week of its latest military white paper, outlining a new doctrine moving beyond offshore defense to “open seas” defense, predictably rattled every exceptionalist’s skull and bone.

29.05.2015 14:57

​Mistral dead end: Sources say French offer ‘totally impracticable,’ no progress in Moscow talks
Negotiations on the Mistral ships in the Russian capital have wrapped up with no effect - and even without starting properly, sources told media, as the French delegation put forward an “absolutely impracticable” suggestion.

29.05.2015 13:47

UK media ignored, failed to investigate Trident leaks – WikiLeaks spokesman
The official UK reaction to whistleblower William McNeilly’s report on security lapses on Trident nuclear submarines is an insult to the public and the claims need to be investigated further, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT.

29.05.2015 05:48

​Japan military may support foreign forces abroad for first time in 70 years
Japan does not rule out sending its military to provide logistics support to the forces of the US or other allied countries, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

28.05.2015 18:04

​Trident nuke safety questioned by Salmond after Navy whistleblower leak
Alex Salmond has secured time in Parliament on Thursday afternoon to debate claims by a Navy whistleblower that Britain’s Trident nuclear missiles are unsafe and unsecure.

28.05.2015 14:06

EU strikes against Libyan refugee smugglers will set ‘dangerous precedent’ – Assange
The military intervention against “smugglers” bringing migrants from Libya to EU shores will set a “dangerous precedent” for the EU to unilaterally engage in hostilities and endanger innocent people’s lives, believes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

28.05.2015 02:02

Russia won’t be taking Mistral warships from France – official
Russia won’t try and get its ill-fated Mistral helicopter carriers from France, a Russian official has announced. Moscow and Paris are set to discuss damages to be paid by France for welching on the deal.

26.05.2015 15:43

EU migrant crisis: WikiLeaked docs outline naval op, reputation risk management
WikiLeaks has published two classified documents revealing details of a EU plan for military intervention to curb the influx of migrants from Libya, and an information strategy to “facilitate expectation management” and avert reputation risks.

26.05.2015 01:47

‘West interested in pure crooks, psychopaths and puppets to lead Libya’
Libya is now a basket case of problems after suffering interference by western powers that are not interested in promoting peace, but rather managing the chaos, Gearoid O Colmain, an independent political analyst, told RT.

25.05.2015 09:11

US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer
The US military’s system of prosecution has to change, as rape victims are often put in positions where they even regret coming forward, Maribel Jarzabek, ex-Air Force lawyer, said on a recent HRW survey of sexual assault survivors.

24.05.2015 20:03

1000s form human chain outside Japan parliament over US military base
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Tokyo on Sunday, forming a human chain outside the parliament building to oppose the planned relocation of a US airbase on the island of Okinawa.

24.05.2015 14:41

‘EU quota system only solution to deal with migrant crisis’ - former Italian FM
As thousands of desperate migrants reach the shores of Sicily, the EU member states must accept their share of the influx, says Franco Frattini, former Foreign Minister, President of the Italian UN Association.

21.05.2015 15:30