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China’s military drill looks like something out of The Lion King

<b>Thousands of troops took part in mass military drills in China today held by the People’s Liberation Army.</b><p>Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to the …

Kim Jong Un Declares Korean War Is Back On

By saying it had the right to shoot down American planes in international airspace, North Korea abrogated the Korean War armistice.<p>The Korean War is …

What the Six-Day War Tells Us About the Cold War

In the 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly approved a plan to divide British Palestine in two—a Jewish state and an Arab one—the …

War

This is the inside account of the secret battle US Marines have been fighting against ISIS

Maj. David Palka had seen combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, but roughly 90% of the Marines under his command, tasked with setting up a remote fire base in northern Iraq in 2016, had only heard the stories.<p>Their trial by fire in March 2016 came just hours after they landed on Army CH-47 helicopters …

Military

The U.S Will Attempt To Intercept An ICBM For The First Time Ever

The United States will attempt to intercept an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile during a missile defense system test Tuesday, the first time such a …

North Korea

War Escalates in Eastern Ukraine

The ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine with Russian-backed separatists has re-escalated in recent days with increased shelling, intense fighting and a potential humanitarian crisis forcing some to evacuate.<p>President Donald Trump, who has promised better relations with Moscow, has been relatively …

Russia

5 Reasons China and America Could Go to War

<i>While thankfully the chances of all-out war are remote, as all parties would have a tremendous amount to lose—including their own lives in a nuclear</i> …

The US Army's ground combat systems are at risk of being surpassed by Russia and China

The Army is currently using main battle tanks, tracked infantry fighting vehicles, tracked self-propelled artillery, and multiple launch rocket systems developed during the Soviet era. Billion-dollar plans to modernize the force's ground combat systems have been cancelled over the last …

Japan says it intercepted three Russian warplanes near its borders

The Russian military's three Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers approached Japan's mainland from the north and flew over the Sea of Japan during the afternoon, it said.<p>Two of them then went southward toward the southern island of Okinawa and flew around the country before returning to Russia in the …

Military

Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway’s Arctic neighbor Russia.<p>Officials played down any link between the …

North Africa

UN warns of 'imminent danger' of escalation in Syria

Regime forces have launched an offensive to retake water sources near Damascus, independent monitors have reported. But the UN cautioned warring …

Middle East

Russia puts anti-aircraft missile system on combat duty around Moscow

More regiments equipped with the advanced surface-to-air missile system to be deployed later year.<p>The Russian military has put its S-400 …

US hits back against North Korea nuclear threat by deploying high tech radar to monitor missile launches

America has deployed a high-tech radar to monitor North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test launches as tensions soar between the two …

KREMLIN: The US military build-up in Poland is a 'threat' on Russia's 'doorstep'

The Pentagon operation sparked immediate anger from Russia, with the Kremlin describing it as a "threat" on its "doorstep."<p>The Atlantic Resolve mission will see an armored brigade with more than 3,000 American soldiers and heavy equipment deployed in Poland and nearby NATO partners Estonia, Latvia, …

Russia

US tanks and troops arrive in Poland

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.<p>The deployment by President Barack Obama is aimed at reassuring NATO allies in eastern Europe concerned about Russian agression.<p>The move by Washington is the biggest military reinforcement in Europe in decades …

The U.S. Navy's Master Plan to 'Sink' Russia and China (Or Anyone Else)

<i>The Navy and Lockheed Martin are looking at developing a variant of the LRASM missile that fires from a deck-launcher on a ship - as opposed to</i> …

The US Army shifts training to prepare against 'near-peer' adversaries like Russia or China

The Army is expanding its training and "live-fire" weapons focus to include a renewed ability to fight a massive, enemy force in an effort to transition from its decade-and-a-half of tested combat experience with dismounted infantry and counterinsurgency.<p>Recent ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan …

Military

US sends troops to Germany, message to Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four thousand US soldiers have arrived in Germany as part of permanent troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon said are meant to send a clear message to one country in particular: Russia.<p>"Russia as you know with their incursion into Ukraine, that's something that has a lot of our allies …

Military

The US is putting tanks and troops right in Russia's backyard

Soldiers with the 3rd Armored Brigade made their way to Poland on Monday, where they are taking delivery of more than 2,700 pieces of vehicles and equipment, to include M1A2 Abrams tanks. According to the Pentagon, the unit is there to certify the gear before shipping it off to other NATO allies …

Russia

Trump Is Planning The Biggest Navy Fleet Expansion Since The Cold War

At Maine's Bath Iron Works, workers worried about the future want to build more ships but wonder where the billions of dollars will come from.<p>With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats …

U.S. intelligence study warns of growing conflict risk | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The risk of conflicts between and within nations will increase over the next five years to levels not seen since the Cold War as global growth slows, the post-World War Two order erodes and anti-globalization fuels nationalism, said a U.S. intelligence report released on …

Geopolitics

South Korea hastens plans for special unit tasked with eliminating Kim Jong-un in event of war

South Korea is bringing forward a plan to create a specialist unit tasked with eliminating key members of the North Korean leadership in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.<p>The new brigade will target key members of the regime in an effort to disrupt the command-and-control structure of …

North Korea

NATO’s Jittery Baltic Members Move to Beef Up Own Defense

Volunteer forces grow amid Russia’s aggressive posture, worries about U.S. commitment<p>TALLINN, Estonia—Marion Ots, an advertising agent and mother of two, was at a birthday party last month when she realized that hers was the only family there without someone in the local volunteer militia. So she …

Russia

U.S. May Put Some Big Weapons in the South China Sea

<i>Tactics would involve a new use for artillery weapons which have historically been offensive land-attack weapons.'</i><p>Senior Army and Pentagon …

Shooting Down North Korea’s Missiles

Kim wants the ability to make U.S. cities his nuclear hostages.<p>Kim Jong Un announced Sunday that North Korea is about to test an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the U.S. mainland. If he proceeds with the test, the U.S. should shoot it down.<p>The test itself is not a shock. Four …

North Korea

Is Russia Preparing For War? Military, Navy To Keep Aircraft Carrier, Battlecruiser, Anti-Submarine Destroyer In Mediterranean, Arctic

Russia plans on keeping its naval fleet in operation throughout 2017 to ensure that the country's interests in places like the Arctic and …

Chinese and Japanese jets in tense standoff, PLA recruitment video shows

In the undated video, China is seen warning Japanese jets to move away from the disputed Diaoyu Islands.<p>Chinese fighter jets were reportedly involved …

Russia enraged at US arming Syrian rebels with ManPADS

The Russian Foreign Ministry declared U.S. intentions to provide Syrian “rebels” fighting the Assad regime in the Syrian Civil War as a “hostile …

MSDF spots China's first aircraft carrier sailing into the Pacific

The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Sunday morning spotted China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, cruising into the Western Pacific Ocean for …

Military

War In Korean Peninsula? North Korea Says UN Sanctions Created ‘Imminent War’ Situation In Region

The United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) fresh sanctions on North Korea have triggered an “imminent war” situation in the Korean Peninsula, the …