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6 trigger points: How the conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war

<b>(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File))</b><p>The United States’ next ground war in the Middle East might erupt without warning<p>Jefferson Morley<p>June 28, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The long-simmering conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war. The …

Middle East

Retracted: U.S. Military Sending Warship to Israel, Spy Planes to Syria After Chemical Weapons Report

Newsweek has retracted and unpublished this story. The article contained factual inaccuracies and did not conform to Newsweek's editorial standards. …

China's latest 10,000-tonne Type 055 destroyer, a step above India's 'Visakhapatnam' class vessels

China's increasingly powerful navy launched its most advanced domestically produced destroyer taking a giant stride in building complex naval …

Military

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Culture<p>Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to five years prison on Thursday by an Indian court for killing endangered wildlife nearly two...<p>…

Ex-Weapons Inspector: Trump’s Sarin Claims Built on ‘Lie’

On the night of June 26, the White House Press Secretary released a statement, via Twitter, that, “the United States has identified potential …

Middle East

House panel votes to force new debate on terror war

The move to rescind the post-9/11 military authorization was a rare victory for Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, a long-time war critic.<p>Congress may finally be getting fed up with war on autopilot.<p>A powerful House committee voted unexpectedly Thursday to require Congress to debate and approve U.S. …

National Security

The Latest: Panel agrees to cut off war authorization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on defense spending bills in Congress (all times local):<p>12:15 p.m.<p>A House panel has unexpectedly agreed to a proposal by …

Armed Forces

America at war since 9/11: Will it ever end?

Are we living in reality or reality TV?<p>The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: “U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says.” “Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields.” “The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it …