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For decades the US military has been on the cutting edge of aerial warfare, especially when it comes to drones. Our military has thousands of UAVs which have become ubiquitous in every American war since 9/11. However, they’ve proven to be a mixed bag. They have certainly given our soldiers an edge on the battlefield, but they’ve also killed thousands of civilians, which in turn has motivated countless individuals to take up arms against us. Regardless, there’s no doubt that drones are here to ...
Eight high-profile Russians have died since President Donald Trump won the election in November and questions remain surrounding the circumstances of their deaths, CNN reported Monday.The death of former intelligence official Oleg Erovinkin, who CNN reported had close ties to Russian intelligence, has conspiracy theorists speculating that he might have been a source in the inflammatory dossier that said Russian President Vladimir Putin has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for at ...
The United States is getting a double-whammy from China, whose proliferating drone weaponry represents both a commercial and strategic blow, the Wall Street Journal reported.Satellite images from October 2016 have shown Chinese-made replicas of America's Predator and Reaper drones deployed in the Middle East and Africa by several countries, including allies the United States blocked from buying American models.According to the Journal, the Obama administration led efforts to forge a global "dron ...
Turkey's President Recep Erdogan on Saturday celebrated the one year anniversary of the "failed coup" that aimed to oust him from power on Saturday in typical fashion, by threatening to "chop off the heads" of traitors. Addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters gathered at the bridge over the Bosphorus in Istanbul that saw some of the fiercest fighting on the night of the July 15, 2016 attempted coup Erdogan said “first of all, we will chop off the heads of those traitors,” France24 reporte ...
Israel opposes the U.S. and Russian-backed cease-fire agreement in southern Syria because it perpetuates Iranian ambitions to establish a disruptive long-term presence on the Jewish state’s northern border, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said while visiting France on Sunday, The Times of Israel reported.Netanyahu said that although the agreement seeks to keep Iran 12 miles from the Israeli border, it does not deal with Teheran’s plans to further entrench its presence in Syria, includi ...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) led an attempt to hack the social media and government news websites in Qatar, although it is not known if they had a direct connection to the hacks or if outside help was used, The Washington Post reported Sunday.U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed in May that the UAE government discussed a plan to breach Qatar government websites, according to the Post.False statements on the website called Iran an Islamic power and spoke positively about the militant group ...
Hundreds of Muslim worshippers visited a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to a deadly shooting last week that raised concerns about wider unrest.For the first time in decades, Israel closed the site — known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — on Friday after three Arab citizens of Israel opened fire from the sacred site with automatic weapons, killing two police officers. The three were later shot d ...
Two weeks after Italy reacted with anger to Austria's deployment of troops and armored vehicles to the border between the two nations, while reactivating border controls at the Brenner Pass over concerns that Italy will be unable to handle the roughly 85,000 migrants and refugees who have entered the country so far in 2017, the Italian government has threatened to retaliate in way that assures an imminent migrant crisis as well as an escalation of tensions between the two EU nations.Ac ...
Washington may be worried about North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability threatening Alaska.Alaska isn't."You’ve always got to keep your edge," 60-year-old military veteran Robert Allison told the New York Times.And that's what Alaska has been doing since the WWII, when it became a military pivot point after the Aleutian Islands were invaded by Japan. The soldiers and pilots who flooded Alaska then — and the roads and bases built for them – in turn became foundations of the Co ...
In a move that Bloomberg has defined as "signalling a turn away from the NATO military alliance that has anchored Turkey to the West for more than six decades" Turkey agreed to pay $2.5 billion to acquire Russia’s most advanced missile defense system, a senior Turkish official told Bloomberg on Thursday. The proposed deal which was first reported here back in November 2016, has been finalized and the preliminary agreement sees Turkey receiving two S-400 missile batteries from Russia within the n ...
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