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In part 1 of this corrective history of the Syrian proxy war which notable Middle East experts have lately urged is important and essential reading, William Van Wagenen thoroughly dismantles the dominant media myths that have persisted throughout seven years of conflict. Part I: The Myth of US 'Inaction' in Syria, by William Van Wagenen via The Libertarian Institute When the Russian military intervened in the Syrian war in October 2015, many in the Western press complained bitterly, demand ...
A Chinese spy ship is currently monitoring the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games off the waters of Hawaii after Beijing was disinvited from the event, according to USNI News. The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) spy vessel was first spotted near the event on July 11, though it has not entered the territorial waters of the United States. "We expect the ship will remain outside the territorial seas of the U.S. and not operat ...
Tensions along the Israel-Gaza Strip border escalated dramatically on Saturday with an intense exchange of fire between Palestinian militants and Israeli security forces, including Israeli air force strikes inside Gaza, which reportedly targeted underground tunnels which Israel says are designed to launch attacks. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) cited 31 rockets fired from the Strip overnight to which Israel responded with airstrikes on 40 targetsincluding Hamas' battalion headquarters, in a ...
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners have gained the upper glove when it comes to being sued by travelers subjected to assaults, false arrests or other abuses, thanks to a Wednesday ruling by a federal appeals court. In a 2-1 decision, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that TSA screeners are not "investigative or law enforcement officers," which shields them from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). While the judges said they wer ...
Russia has tested a new cruise missile the United States cannot defend against 12 times and the weapons system could be ready by 2020, according to a new report. CNBC cited a source familiar with U.S. intelligence reports as saying the missile recently struck a target 800 miles away during a test. The network said the reports point to a dozen tests undertaken from a MiG-31 fighter jet. The Russians are also trying to launch the missile from one of its strategic bombers. The weapons syst ...
An overwhelming majority of Russians believe that a shadowy one-world government exists - and that it's hostile to the Russian nation, RTreported. State-run Russian public opinion research agency VTSIOM released the results of a poll in which 67% of Russian citizens said they believe there is a secret world government, while 21% said they don't believe in the idea of a one-world government. the rest were undecided. That marks a significant increase from two years ago, when only 45% of Russian ...
Laredo Morning Times, a daily newspaper based in Texas, said a series of gun battles erupted earlier this week in west Nuevo Laredo, a city that resides across from Laredo, Texas, and ended near a Wal-Mart shopping center in the Sister City by Avenida Reforma and Bulevar Emiliano Zapata. According to Breitbart News, the violence began Tuesday morning when Mexican military forces conducted a series of raids aimed at capturing the leadership of the Los Zetas faction called Cartel Del Norest ...
DARPA selected the Boeing Company in May 2017 to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which intends to develop and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic spacecraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost satellite launches into low Earth Orbit (LEO). “The XS-1 would be neither a traditional airplane nor a conventional launch vehicle but rather a combination of the two, with the goal of lowering l ...
U.S. Navy Public Affairs of the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1 reported that an autonomous helicopter has completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E). Results from the IOT&E will inform naval officials on how to integrate the Navy’s brand-new autonomous helicopter with the littoral combat ships (LCS) and other platforms. According to the report by Lt.j.g. Caroline Zotti, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout, a crewless helicopter developed for r ...
While the Trump administration unveiling another round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion - for which China's Commerce Ministry is planning "countermeasures," Beijing quietly began conducting military drills at five bases for electronic warfare, cybersecurity, reconnaissance and tactical strikes at five training bases, reports the South China Morning Post. Over 50 combat units consisting of around 2,100 officers are taking part in the war games, which includes airborne tro ...
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