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Russian fighter jet flies within 10ft of US plane

Planes almost clashed on May 30 over the Baltic Sea while unarmed American jet patrolled international airspace<p>A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to an American reconnaissance aircraft during an "unprofessional" intercept in international airspace over the Black Sea last month, the …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, Maqdisi’s importance in the canon of radical Islamic thought is unrivalled by anyone alive. The 56-year-old …

Middle East

Gallipoli: WWI's Most Disastrous Battle

It nearly ruined Winston Churchill’s career and launched Ataturk’s. On this day 100 years ago, tens of thousands died in one the most global battles …

History

Russia May be Readying for New Ukraine Offensive: NATO commander Philip Breedlove

<b>Washington:</b> Russia's military may be taking advantage of a recent lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine to lay the groundwork for a new military …

UPDATE 3-France and Qatar seal $7 bln Rafale fighter jet deal | Reuters

* Looking to modernise, Qatar to buy 24 jets<p>* Purchase comes amid instability across Middle East<p>* Dassault seals third Rafale sale this year (Adds delivery schedule, Qatar context)<p>By John Irish and Cyril Altmeyer<p>PARIS, April 30 (Reuters) - Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale …

Middle East

Debate over war authorization in Congress fades with little result

As lawmakers continue to spar with President Obama over his use of executive power on an Iran nuclear deal and a slew of domestic matters, most appear willing to let him have his way on at least one issue — the war against the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and potentially beyond.<p>It has been nearly …

The White House

President 'devastated' after viewing shooting video

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama was personally shocked after viewing cell-phone video showing an unarmed black man being shot dead by a police officer in South Carolina, one of his top advisers said on Thursday.<p>As his top aides continue to closely monitor unrest prompted by another …

Justice

Turning America Into A Battlefield: A Blueprint For Locking Down The Nation

Published on April 30, 2015 by admin · No Comments<p>In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, …

Chaos in tower, danger in skies at base in Africa

The skies above the U.S. military’s counterterrorism hub on the Horn of Africa have become chronically dangerous, with pilots forced to rely on local air-traffic controllers who fall asleep on the job, commit errors at astronomical rates and are hostile to Americans, documents show.<p>Conditions at …

Obama Administration

Japan's fighter jets face down Russian, Chinese rivals | DW | 11.07.2014

The Japanese Air Force has been repeatedly tested since April, with fighter jets being sent to monitor unidentified aircraft approaching Japanese …

April 30, 1975: The Fall of Saigon, and the end of the Vietnam War, 40 years ago today.

A U.S. Marine landing at Da Nang, Vietnam, 1965.<br>REUTERS/Courtesy U.S. National Archives - RTX1AW3N<p>U.S. soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division assemble …

Ottawa to begin flights out of Nepal by military plane for stranded Canadians

Government officials hope to fly stranded Canadians out of Nepal by military plane on Wednesday after unloading supplies to help deliver aid in the earthquake-battered country, where workers are struggling to reach remote areas.<p>A team of nine Canadian consular officials set up operations in …

Canada

Abbott Orders Texas Guard to 'Monitor' Planned Military Exercises

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a two-month long U.S. military exercise scheduled to be held in Bastrop …

What Is DARPA?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an advanced-technology branch of the U.S. Department of Defense. The purpose of the agency …

Air Force memo warns lawmakers against keeping A-10 airborne

The Air Force is warning Congress not to block plans to retire the A-10 attack jet in 2016, claiming that keeping the fleet airborne would pull …

Military

House yanks first spending bill off the floor

House Republicans on Wednesday night abruptly pulled their first spending bill of the year off the floor after it became clear that a bipartisan amendment to strike part of a multibillion-dollar Pentagon budget increase might actually pass.<p>Leadership just after 8 p.m. canceled late-night votes on …

Republicans

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

U.S. dispatches destroyer after Iran boards commercial ship

The U.S. military has dispatched a destroyer in pursuit of a commercial ship that was fired upon and then boarded by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said Tuesday.<p>The Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged container ship, was intercepted by patrol ships from the Iranian …

South Asia

Air Force Mulls Mothballing F-16s if Congress Blocks A-10 Retirement

The House Armed Services Committee inserted $683 million into the 2016 defense bill to stop the Air Force from retiring the A-10 Warthog.<p>However, Air …

Norway Goes Military: Army Spending Skyrockets on 'Russian Threat'

The Norwegian government is apparently in the throes of a military fever.<p>© AFP 2018 / RAIGO PAJULA<p>Paranoid Corner: Omnipresent Little Green Men Seen …

Russia's cutting-edge military hardware parades through Moscow for V-Day rehearsal

Thousands of Muscovites were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Russia’s latest military hardware rolling across the cobbles of Moscow’s iconic Red …

US military: ISIS on defensive, more than 6,000 targets hit by coalition

By Yerevan Saeed<p>WASHINGTON DC – The US-led coalition has damaged or destroyed more than 6,000 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) targets in air strikes in …

Washington D.C.

U.S. Military Wants ‘Bigger Guns’ To Prepare For Russia And Ukraine Hostilities

U.S. military members of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment have requested bigger guns to prepared for increasing hostilities between Russia and the Ukraine. …

US military equipment banned from export to China being sold on Taobao

Shoppers in China can easily purchase export embargoed US military equipment on e-commerce platforms.<p>Multiple embargoed items, including infrared …

What It Feels Like To Shoot With The US Military's Experimental Smart Scope

You've probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn't either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a …

Vietnam’s most haunting lesson: Why the “War on Terror” will continue to fail after the troops come home

Forty years to the day after the Vietnam War, America is still making the same mistakes. Let the revisionism begin<p>If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly -- and it won't be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential …