Military

Former German Defense Minister Criticizes Bundeswehr, Calls For More Weapons

The former German defense minister's comments come as Europe moves toward a greater military and political independence from the United States.

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Pentagon Refusing To Say Trump’s Border Wall Is A Necessity — Even After National Emergency...

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. “We always anticipated that this would create a lot of...
Related topics: Pentagon, Mexico

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Us Military Planes Head For Venezuela With Aid

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro.   The first of three C-17 cargo planes took off Saturday from Homestead...
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Amisom Unveils Plan To Flush Al-shabab From Somalia Hideouts 

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.    According to AMISOM, the new activities will be...
Related topics: Somalia

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U.s. Willing To Meet With Maduro To Negotiate His Exit, As Military Helps Deliver Aid To Venezuela

As the US continues to work to bolster the administration of self-declared interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido — including using US military aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid — a senior administration official says the US would...
Related topics: Venezuela

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Report: Over Half Of Military Families Dissatisfied With Privatized Housing

Reporter Howard Altman of the Tampa Bay Times tells NPR's Michel Martin about the shocking state of housing for many military families: privatized housing on bases full of mold and vermin.

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Idf Conducts Massive Exercise To "simulate Conditions Of War With Hezbollah"

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a massive military exercise last week which was designed to prepare soldiers for combat operations in "topographical conditions" comparable to those in Lebanon, The Times of Israel reported. Carried out by...
Related topics: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon

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Is Russia Building Its Very Own Javelin Tank-killer Missile?

Charlie Gao Security, Would that even make sense? Earlier this year defence-blog.com reported on a new man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) reported to be in development by the Russian military complex. These reports compared the upcoming...
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Us Urges Allies To Send 1,500 Troops To Syria To Create Safe Zone – Reports

Earlier on Friday, US Senator Lindsey Graham called for a joint military presence of EU countries and the US in Syria in order to protect American-backed Kurdish forces in the country from Ankara, as well as to prevent the Daesh* terrorist group...
Related topics: Syria, Lindsey Graham, Turkey, Ankara, Terrorism

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Trump's Raid On Pentagon Funds Draws Bipartisan Hill Fire

President Donald Trump’s decision to tap into billions of dollars in defense funding to help build his signature border wall drew fierce criticism Friday from military-minded lawmakers in both parties, who warned the move would damage military...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Pentagon

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Russia Wants To Understand What Mandate Nato Seeking In Arctic

MUNICH (Sputnik) - Russia notes NATO military build-up in the Arctic and wants to figure out what mandate the alliance is seeking to get in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
Related topics: Russia, Nato, Arctic

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Air Force Defector To Iran Severely Damaged U.s. Intelligence Efforts, Ex-officials Say

Monica Elfriede Witt had access to the names of double agents working for the American government and knew the workings of United States military operations across the Middle East.
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President Maduro Puts Forth Plan For Permanent Mobilisation Of Military

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday suggested that a plan for the permanent mobilisation of the Armed Forces to guard against a possible foreign intervention should be adopted.
Related topics: Mexico

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Us Military Delivers Aid To Colombia-venezuela Border

More than 200 tons of U.S. humanitarian aid intended for Venezuela is scheduled to begin arriving just across the border in Colombia Saturday, delivered by U.S. military cargo planes. The aid will be delivered to Cucuta, Colombia, where other food...
Related topics: Colombia, Venezuela

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Imf Discreetly Preps massive Aid Package For "day After" Maduro's Fall

The International Monetary Fund is reportedly making plans for the "day after" embattled President Nicolas Maduro's fall, according to Bloomberg. Though there's been little momentum in military defections following US-backed opposition leader Juan...
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It Doesn't Take Much For Soldiers To Feel Cared For

Caring texts sent to active-duty military had important findings in reducing suicide.

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Trump: Obama Was On Brink Of 'a Big War' With North Korea. Not True, Ex-obama Aides Say

Ex-Obama advisers called President Trump's assertion "ridiculous" and said the former president never considered a military conflict with North Korea.        
Related topics: Barack Obama, North Korea

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Egypt Picks Sides In The Syrian War

On February 1, a military transport plane left a Russian airbase in Latakia, Syria, landed at an airfield near Egypt’s border with Libya, then returned to Syria. For months there had been unconfirmed reports that Cairo had sent forces to assist...
Related topics: Egypt, Syria, Libya, Cairo

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Nato's European Members Need To Take Defense Seriously

Greg Archetto Security, Europe Americans wonder why they are bothering to foot the bill of Europe's defense. In 1949, the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded as an intergovernmental military alliance to provide collective defense...
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Top U.s. General Rebukes Trump's Syria Troop Withdrawal

Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said ISIS is still functioning and needs "our continued military pressure."
Related topics: Syria, Isis

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