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Japan is flexing its military power

The Fleet Review in seas near Tokyo was the first major display of Japanese military hardware since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won lawmaker approval for legislation that for the first time since World War Two will allow Japanese soldiers to defend their foreign allies.<p>Abe is pursuing a doctrine of …

America’s not-so-special ops: The spectacular fall of our most elite soldiers

Over and over again, in regions across the globe, the U.S. military is proving useless in training foreign armies<p>They’re some of the best soldiers in the world: highly trained, well equipped, and experts in weapons, intelligence gathering, and battlefield medicine. They study foreign cultures and …

Manufacturing Crisis: Cuban Troops in Syria

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes," quipped humorist Mark Twain, repeating an old adage. The report that Cuban troops had deployed to Syria to drive Russian tanks in support of the Bashar al-Assad's government swept across conservative social media …

Russia Is Threatening To Shut Down The Entire Internet

The internet is a crucial piece of infrastructure, but most international connections rely on a surprisingly small number of submarine cables. And Russia, being the insecure frat bro of all nations, is making yet another bid for attention by threatening them without saying they’re threatening …

Angry China shadows U.S. warship near man-made islands | Reuters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed close to one of China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it had tracked and warned the ship and called in the U.S. ambassador to protest.<p>The USS Lassen’s patrol …

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America's Elite Forces Deploy to a Record-Shattering 147 Countries in 2015

<b>Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Special Ops “Successes”</b><p><i>Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com</i><p>They’re some of the best soldiers in the world: highly trained, well equipped, and experts in weapons, intelligence gathering, and battlefield medicine. They study foreign cultures and learn local languages. …

Russia nearly done building its biggest Arctic military base

Russia has almost finished building a new jumbo Arctic military base on Kotelny Island, off the eastern Siberian coast. There was no such base there …

Russia builds massive Arctic military base

Moscow builds permanent structure on the 80th parallel in the far north Arctic where 150 soldiers can live autonomously for up to 18 months<p>Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday it has built a giant military base in the far northern Arctic where 150 soldiers can live autonomously for up to 18 …

Army Gen: Obama Is Destroying Military From Within

President Obama is trying to destroy America’s military from within and it’s not an accident.<p>These are the words of Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dees.<p>Dees …

Russia has released footage of one of its planes intercepting a US Reaper drone over Syria

Russia's Ministry of Defense has released a video showing a Sukhoi (Su-30SM) more or less intercepting a US MQ-9 Reaper drone over Syria.<p>Although Russia and the US have agreed on coordinating their air activity in the skies over Syria, several close encounters between Sukhois and American jets and …

Russia is making a big play in Africa

Toward that end, he unveiled plans for Phase II of the platinum development. Which he said will commence in March 2016, and include two new underground mines and a second processing plant.<p>This news comes just over a year since Russia initially announced the Zimbabwe project. Suggesting that design …

China military buildup

TOKYO -- An influential U.S. think tank recently issued a report that warns of the danger of U.S. forces in Japan being crippled by China, which is …

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Clinton suggests she'd consider mandatory gun buy-backs, sparking fears of ‘confiscation’

Hillary Clinton said Friday that mandatory gun buy-back programs like ones in Australia are “worth looking into,” sparking criticism that the Democratic presidential front-runner would, if elected, impose gun-confiscation efforts.<p>Clinton made the comments during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., when …

US End Game in Syria is Just the Beginning for A Wider Regional War? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The Syrian conflict is profoundly misrepresented across the entirety of the Western press.</i><p><i>To call it a civil war is a gross mischaracterization. The</i> …

India, US and Japan hold naval exercises under China's gaze

Naval warships, aircraft carriers and submarines from the U.S., India and Japan steamed into the Bay of Bengal on Saturday as they took part in joint military exercises off India's east coast, signaling the growing strategic ties among the three countries as they face up to a rising China.<p>The sea …

The truth behind China's manipulated economic numbers

Beijing's massaged growth statistics have long over-estimated growth. So what do we really know about what's going on in the world's second largest economy?<p>The true state of China's economic fortunes remain a mystery to the world.<p>The latest round of official quarterly GDP statistics from Beijing's …

WATCH: Threatening enemies, Iran shows off secret ballistic missiles

TEHRAN, Iran — In footage filmed in an undisclosed location, Iran unveiled a secret underground missile base on state TV this week, showing off …

North Korea

US, South Korea ready to 'engage' denuclearized North Korea

US President Barack Obama has said that the US and South Korea are ready to 'engage' North Korea if it ends its nuclear weapons program. President …

Admiral: North Korea can hit U.S. with long-range nuclear missile

North Korea is capable of hitting the United States with a long-range nuclear missile, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command said this week.<p>“I …

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U.S. Army quietly developing its equivalent of the Mk 41 VLS - Military Aviation News

At the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting, Brig. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood revealed more information on upcoming tests of its Multi-Mission …

Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

<b>WASHINGTON (AFNS) --</b> Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II …

Boeing’s MOP bomb approaching second phase of redesign

Boeing can expect a sole-source contract for redesign, qualification and testing of the US Air Force’s largest non-nuclear penetrating bomb, the …

Yes, America’s F-22 Raptor Can Be Defeated

The U.S. Air Force has as a tiny fleet of 186 Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters. That’s all that survived out of 187 production aircraft …

Frustrated American asks the Queen to take back USA

Queen tells angry American she cannot interfere in USA affairs after getting letter begging Britain to take it back<p>The Queen has been drawn into the US presidential race by an irate American so sick of the republican presidential candidates that they have asked the monarch to take America …

Vladimir Putin announces Russia-led Central Asian military force

Russia may spearhead a joint task-force of post-Soviet states to secure the borders in Central Asia amid fears of Taliban “spillover” from Afghanistan<p>Vladimir Putin has proposed setting up a Nato-style joint task force of post-Soviet states to secure the borders of Central Asia amid fears of …

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Obama Says Israel Will Only Be Secure With A Two-State Solution

The comment came in response to a question about the recent outbreak of violence in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.<p>WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday warned that the recent violence between the Israelis and Palestinians will likely persist in the absence of a two-state solution.<p>“We …

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Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Favor of Mandatory Gun Confiscation

H/t to the Washington Free Beacon. Hillary Clinton today came out in favor of a gun confiscation program. She said a gun buy back program “would be …

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