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Everyone should read John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Just minutes later, the pair of Marines guarding a gate in Ramadi, Iraq, were staring down a large blue truck packed with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They could have sought cover, like an Iraqi policeman on the scene who ran away and lived.<p>Instead, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale …

Military

Russia fully deploys 2 new divisions near Western border

The Russian military says it has completed the deployment of two newly formed motorized infantry divisions at the nation's Western borders.<p>Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday the two divisions are stationed in the Belgorod, Voronezh and Smolensk regions near Russia's border with Ukraine and …

Raytheon Sets Phasers to Drone Destruction with Directed Energy Weapon Test

Raytheon's Phaser microwave weapons system can fry swarms of drones at long range Photo: U.S. Army Fires Center of ExcellenceThere are all kinds of …

New 'Cold War' on ocean floor feared as drone submarine able to patrol for YEARS underwater is unveiled

Underwater drones armed with missiles have been unveiled as the latest phase of modern warfare utilising the robots to patrol the sea floor.<p>The U.S. …

Russia successfully tests missiles that fire from 'nuclear trains'

Russia has successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missiles intended for its "nuclear trains" program.<p>Tests on missiles for the Barguzin …

Russia deployed coastal missile systems to islands claimed by Japan

The Russian Pacific Fleet's Boyevaya Vakhta (Combat Watch) newspaper reported on November 22 that the missile systems have entered into service on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir.<p>The Bastion system has been developed to defend coastal areas stretching more than 600 kilometers and destroy surface …

Russia

NATO's second-largest military power is threatening a dramatic pivot to Russia and China

Erdogan said he met with SCO leaders over the weekend and expressed his interest in joining the Eurasian political, economic, and military alliance as an alternative to joining the European Union, which has not been receptive to Turkey's repeated bids for membership that began in 1963.<p>France, …

Geopolitics

Russian deployment of missiles on Polish border destabilising Europe, says John Kerry

The deployment of Russian missiles on the Polish border "is destabilising to European security," the US State Department has warned.<p>Moscow said will …

The US Air Force's next-generation bomber will be able to evade Russia's most advanced aerial defenses

When the Air Force revealed its first artist rendering of what its new Long Range Strike - Bomber looks like, service Secretary Deborah James made reference to plans to engineer a bomber able elude detection from even the best, most cutting-edge enemy air defenses.<p>"Our 5th generation global …

Aviation

Putin promises countermeasures in response to NATO expansion

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will "take countermeasures" in response to NATO expansion. Deployment of the S-400 air missile …

The US Navy destroyer that fired missiles at Yemen just rescued stranded Iranian sailors

The Iranians made a distress call after their boat stalled. US Sailors responded quickly, providing a case of water and a new battery for the vessel.<p>"Our Sailors are trained to respond quickly to those in distress at sea," said Cmdr. Paul Kaylor, commanding officer of Nitze said in a US Navy …

Military

4 key differences between the Green Berets and Delta Force

From raining hell on al Qaeda in the early days of the war in Afghanistan to going after the "deck of cards" in Iraq, the super-secretive counterterrorism unit knows how to dispatch America's top targets.<p>But during the wars after 9/11, Delta's brethren in the Army Special Forces were tasked with …

Special Forces

Russia's Smokey Carrier Loses Fighter Jet on First Day of Operations

The pilot was safely recovered.<p>The Russian carrier <i>Admiral Kuznetsov</i>, whose long voyage from Northern Russia to the coast of Syria was the subject of intense international scrutiny earlier this month, has lost a fighter plane on the very first day of combat operations. The unnamed pilot ejected and …

‘We are fearful of what’s to come’: Eight Russian ships off Syrian coast may lead to all-out assault on Aleppo

A flotilla of Russian warships arrived off the coast of Syria Saturday as part of plans for a large-scale land and sea assault on Aleppo.The …

Middle East

The Air Force Wants To Build Some Very Fast Cruise Missiles

The HAWC missile would absolutely scream at Mach 5.<p>The U.S. Air Force is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create an air-breathing cruise missile capable of speeds of up to 3,836 miles per hour. So-called hypersonic cruise missiles would give the military the …

Trump Victory Propels Military Stocks

Defense contractors rallied on the morning after Donald Trump became president-elect, a development that should bode well for the companies that supply the U.S. military with weaponry and technology.<p>Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), the Pentagon’s largest contractor, jumped as much as 7.6% after the …

Trump’s win will increase pressure on Canada to ramp up defence spending, military analysts predict

Donald Trump’s election victory will put pressure on the Liberal government to boost defence spending and rethink participation in the U.S. missile …

Military Spending

Russian warships chase away Nato submarine in Mediterranean

Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea drove away a Dutch submarine that had been shadowing the squadron, the military said.<p>Two Russian …

Will Donald Trump Trigger World War 3? Republican Wants More Ships, Troops And Military Planes

Donald Trump warned about the dangers of World War III on the campaign trail. “You’re going to end up in World War III over Syria if we listen to …

US War With Russia? United States Army Sends Massive Ammo Shipment To Europe As Moscow Military Expansion Concerns NATO, EU

The U.S. army sent its largest shipment of ammunition to Europe in two decades last month, as NATO allies attempt to bolster their forces against …

Russia has a 'pipe dream' of replacing the US as the world's dominant naval power

Russia's navy has made headlines recently with high profile cruise missile strikes on Syria, and the deployment of the core of its norther fleet, including the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier, to the Mediterranean.<p>According to Thomassen, Russia's navy has considerable regional defense and …

Military

Jets from Russia's aircraft carrier set to launch strikes on Syria

Russia has said it will soon begin airstrikes on Syria launched from its flagship aircraft carrier. The Admiral Kuznetsov is escorted by several …

S. Korea, U.S. conduct joint infiltration drill amid N.K. threat

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Army on Tuesday conducted an air infiltration drill with the support of U.S. helicopters in a move to better …

Russian warplanes keep buzzing the Baltics. Here’s how NATO scrambles.

By Michael Birnbaum<p>, Bureau chief<p>AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia — On a recent night at this air base where NATO fighter pilots keep a constant vigil against the Kremlin, the alarms that warn that Russian planes were veering toward NATO airspace wouldn’t stop going off.<p>At least 13 Russian warplanes coursed …

Russia Demands Explanation After US Hacks Entire Russian Infrastructure

Ever since WikiLeaks and hacking groups began releasing incriminating evidence against the Democrat National Committee and their Presidential Nominee …

Pentagon identifies U.S. special forces troops killed in Jordan

The Pentagon has released the identities of the three Army Special Forces troops killed in an apparent ambush outside a military base in Jordan.<p>Staff …

Nato puts 300,000 troops on ‘HIGH ALERT’ amid fears of all out confrontation with Russia

Secretary General of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, said the allied nations are putting hundreds of thousands of troops in a state of high alert in an …