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Trump Escalating War in Syria

Military |  | Instead of winding down US wars he campaigned against, arguing they wasted trillions of dollars vital for domestic needs, he’s escalating them in Syria and Yemen, likely in Afghanistan, and continuing US terror-bombing in Iraq, massacring civilians. Hundreds of airmen manning B-52H Stratofortresses were deployed to Syria and Iraq. Along with US special forces and ...Read More »

US Rules of Engagement

Military |  | ROE define how force may be used in combat – what’s acceptable, unacceptable, under what conditions. Geneva breaches and other laws of war fall outside of ROE. Military operations are governed by laws of war and international humanitarian law. All nations are required to observe them. International and domestic laws universally recognize the right of ...Read More »

U.S. Army Creates World’s First 3D Printed Grenade Launcher

Military |  | By: Daniel Lang, The Daily Sheeple | The last thing you would expect is for the US military to create a 3D printed gun. After all, you’d think that an organization as large and well-funded as our military wouldn’t need plastic guns. 3D printers are for people who don’t have massive factories at their disposal, ...Read More »

The CIA Can Now Order Drone Strikes Without Pentagon Approval

Military |  | By: Ben Sullivan, Motherboard | President Trump is widening the CIA’s remit on targeted killing. Last November, Motherboard asked how President Trump would handle the legacy of his predecessor’s drone program. Much was unclear, but four months later, we have our answer: America’s remote killing strategy is only intensifying. Trump has given unprecedented power to the ...Read More »

Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War

Military |  | Iran just conducted another provocative missile test, more U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East, it was just announced that the U.S. military will be sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to South Korea in response to North Korea firing four missiles into the seas near Japan, and China is absolutely livid that a ...Read More »

US Mission Creep in Syria and Iraq

Military |  | According to reports, around 5,000 US troops operate in Iraq-with so-called permission from the puppet regime it installed. Hundreds of US special forces are in Syria, now joined by unknown numbers of combat marines, America’s total military presence not officially announced, the Pentagon citing operational security. US forces invaded Syria illegally, without permission from Damascus, ...Read More »

Greater US Aggression Under Trump Coming?

Military |  | Nearly straightaway in office, Trump proved he’s the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents. He’s continuing naked aggression in multiple theaters, upping the stakes in Syria and Yemen, increasing numbers of US combat troops in both countries, perhaps more headed for Iraq. At the urging of CENTCOM chief General Joseph Votel, he ...Read More »

Robot Soldiers: Russia's New Weapons Of War

Military |  | By: Bruce Wright, IBD Times | Russia was preparing to display its military might to the world by showing off its latest weaponry: an updated version of its robot soldiers. The country’s military was expected to fully participate in the upcoming ARMY-2017 International Military-Technical Forum this summer, according to Sputnik News. While details were scarce, ...Read More »

US Terror-Bombs Yemen

Military |  | Drone terror-bombings began in Yemen under Bush/Cheney, continued under Obama, now under Trump, Saudi Arabia involved as a convenient US proxy. On January 29, a deadly US special forces raid on a Yemeni village massacred at least two dozen civilians, achieving nothing but deaths and destruction. Days later, Trump press secretary Sean Spicer lied, claiming ...Read More »

Provocative Deployment of US THAAD Missiles in South Korea

Military |  | Washington intends deploying so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile systems in South Korea. They’re designed to intercept and down short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase. Instead of warheads, they rely on impact kinetic energy to destroy incoming missiles. Claiming they won’t detonate ones with nuclear weapons is highly ...Read More »

Congressional Hawks Want More Defense Spending Than Trump Seeks

Military |  | House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry (R. TX), his Senate counterpart John McCain (R. AZ), and likely most other congressional hawks want more defense spending than Trump proposed – his sought increase more than 80% of what Russia spent last year, reported by RT. He wants already bloated spending for militarism increased by $54 ...Read More »

Pentagon Plan to Defeat ISIS?

Military |  | America created and supports ISIS. So do NATO, Israel and other regional rogue states. It’s heavy weapons and other material support don’t materialize out of thin air. They come from foreign backers, including by US airdrops. Trump’s stated intention to defeat ISIS so far is just political bluster. In 2014, Obama promised the same thing, ...Read More »

Russia’s Superior Air Defense Systems

Military |  | US-dominated NATO threatens Russian security. State-of-the-art air defenses are vital. Russia has the world’s best – better ones coming by 2020 or sooner. More on this below. Its S-400 air defense system is unmatched – the world’s most sophisticated technology, able to strike targets up to 400 km away at altitudes up to 90,000 feet, ...Read More »

Iran Holds Large-Scale Naval Exercises

Military |  | Iran is threatened by Israel and America’s regional military presence. In areas around the  Persian Gulf, it has bases in every country except Iran – plus numerous others in North Africa and Central Asia. Its actions destabilized much of the Middle East. It supports the region’s worst despots. The late Chalmers Johnson said “the United ...Read More »

The Russian Love Affair With Donald Trump Sours As The U.S. And Russia Move Toward War

Military |  | In recent months Donald Trump has been severely criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for not being sufficiently “anti-Russia”, but the truth is that the Trump administration has not been working hard enough to repair a relationship that is now souring very rapidly.  When Donald Trump won the election in November, the Russians celebrated tremendously, ...Read More »

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