War Without End

Iraq’s western Anbar province is nearing ‘total collapse’ to ISIS

Sunday, May 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

BAGHDAD BUREAU, REUTERS BusinessInsider.com May 17, 2015 Islamic State militants overran one of the last remaining districts held by government forces in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday and besieged a key army base on the edge of the western provincial capital, security sources said. The militants seized most of Ramadi on Friday,... »

Russia, China Kick Off Active Phase of Mediterranean Naval Drills

Sunday, May 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 17.05.2015 Russian and Chinese warships have arrived in the sea area allocated for the “Naval Cooperation 2015” military drills, they have replenished their stocks and currently hove to at their set locations. Russia and China has kicked off the active phase of their naval drill in the Mediterranean Sea. “Russian and Chinese warships... »

Turkish jet shoots down Syrian aircraft after it ‘violated air space’

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 16, 2015 A Turkish F-16 has shot down Syrian aircraft jet that violated Turkey’s airspace in the southern province of Hatay. A statement released by the government said that two missiles were launched at the stray aircraft, which was intercepted by several Turkish fighter jets. “The area is currently being searched for... »

Russian, Chinese Warships Enter Mediterranean to Hold Joint Naval Drills

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 15.05.2015 The first Russian-Chinese naval exercises in the Mediterranean will take place between May 17 and May 21. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A group of Russian and Chinese warships have left the Black Sea and entered the Aegean Sea to hold their first ever joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Defense... »

The US and China are set for a high-stakes rivalry in the skies above the South China Sea

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

GREG TORODE, REUTERS BusinessInsider.com MAY 15, 2015 When the US Navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well. The USS Fort Worth, one of the most modern ships in the US... »

‘More air policing, more drills’: NATO to boost presence on Russia’s doorstep

Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 14, 2015 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is going to increase its activity at its eastern borders, with more air and sea patrols, amid non-stop exercises. Speaking at a media conference on Thursday after a meeting of NATO member state foreign ministers in Turkey’s Antalya province, Stoltenberg said it... »

Russia and China Hold Black Sea Drills Prior to Mediterranean Exercise

Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com 14.05.2015 Russian and Chinese navy ships held air defense and maneuvering exercises prior to entering the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. Russian and Chinese navy ships conducted maneuvering and air defense exercises in the Black Sea prior to entering the Mediterranean, Russian Navy press service head Igor Dygalo said on Thursday. The first Russian-Chinese... »

US May Use Military To Confront China In South China Sea Islands Dispute

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 05/12/2015 Just days after Japanese PM Shinzo Abe leaves Washington (having stepped up his nation’s military assertiveness), The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Secretary of Defense has asked staff for military options in the South China Sea (as we have detailed China’s land reclamation efforts): U.S. MAY USE... »

Controversial US planes to be deployed in Tokyo despite local opposition

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 12, 2015 Japan has announced it will let the US Air Force deploy a number of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at an airbase in western Tokyo from 2017. The move has brought numerous protests from local residents concerned about the plane’s safety record. The Ospreys are to be based at the Yokota Air... »

Iran Responds To US Naval Escalation, Sends Warship Escort For Yemen Aid Vessel

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 05/12/2015 The Iranian Navy is escorting Yemen-bound ships which Tehran says are carrying humanitarian aid for those caught in the crossfire between the Houthis and the Saudis. Given ‘coalition’ suspicions surrounding the possibility that Iran is arming militiamen, expect the US to be very interested in inspecting the aid vessels,... »

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