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Russia Developing Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft System for Arctic
Russia's KBP Instrument Design Bureau is considering developing a special tracked version of its Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile system for use in the Arctic.
US Air Force Consolidates Bomber Fleets Under One Command
The US Air Force will consolidate its B-1 bomber fleets and Long Range Strike-Bombers under the unified command of the US Air Force Global Strike Command, the US Air Force said in a statement.
US, Germany Discuss Cooperation on NATO Reassurance Measures - Pentagon
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met at the Pentagon with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to discuss NATO’s collective defense measures and the two countries’ cooperation in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Department of Defense said in a statement.
Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises
Nuke Deal Fallout: Iran Becomes Major Battleground for Arms Deals
With the framework for an agreement to lift international sanctions against Iran finally in place, Tehran is poised to become a battleground for international arms sales, which has neighboring Arab countries watching closely.
New Evidence of Civilian Deaths in US Drone War May Be Used in German Court
A new US intelligence report presents new evidence about official knowledge of civilian deaths during Yemeni UAV strikes. Officials may have known about civilian deaths – which have never been acknowledged – and the report could provide fuel for a German lawsuit over the US drone campaign.
Assad Denies Using Devastating Barrel Bombs by Gov’t Forces in Syria
Syrian President Bashar Assad dismissed allegations that the government helicopters dropped highly explosive barrel bombs on Syrian cities, killing hundreds of civilians.
Ron Paul Slams Political Terror in Ukraine
After the latest round of mysterious murders of Ukrainian opposition figures, Western governments have remained conspicuously silent. Yet those same governments were up in arms over the death of Boris Nemtsov. What’s the connection? As Ron Paul explains, the silence may have something to do with the US training Ukrainian troops.
US Navy Sends Aircraft Carrier 'Theodore Roosevelt' to Waters of Yemen
The United States is sending an aircraft carrier and a guided missile destroyer to Yemen in response to instability in the war-torn country, the US Navy said on Monday.
Gulf States Launch Military Operation in Yemen
US-Ukraine Military Drills Risk Intensifying Civil War – Former US Diplomat
Commenting on the arrival of 300 US paratroopers in Lviv, western Ukraine, former US diplomat and Senate staffer James Jatras told Radio Sputnik that the initiative risks undermining the fragile peace in eastern Ukraine, and does absolutely nothing for US security interests.
Some 600 Marines Take Part in Anti-Terror Drills in Southern Russia
Defense Ministry Southern Military District press service said that around 600 Russian marines from the Caspian Flotilla have begun amphibious assault exercises in the country’s southern republic of Dagestan.
Documents Show Former Saddam Spy Was Islamic State Mastermind
The mastermind behind the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was one of Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officers, who had been angered by the nature of the US-led invasion of Iraq, a new report suggests.
Germany's Merkel Urged to Stand Firm Against US Interventions in Ukraine
The decision by the United States to send 300 paratroopers into Ukraine may lead to a "dangerous" escalation in the conflict, which Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is being urged to stand firm on to ensure does not spiral out of control.
US Army Commander Confirms NATO "Not Interested in a Fair Fight"
Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, says comments made by the commander of the US army in Europe, Lieutenant General Frederick "Ben" Hodges, in a recent interview, is an admission that NATO would never have an equal relationship with Russia.
Second Shipment of S-400 Missile Systems Arrives in Russia's Far East
According to Russian Pacific Fleet's press service, second of five deliveries of S-400 (SA-21 Growler) missile defense systems has arrived to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
NATO 'Tornado' Military Drills to Start in Estonia in May
Military exercises codenamed Tornado, with participation of the US Army paratroopers kick off in Estonia Monday, the General Staff of the country's Defense Forces said in a statement.
Iran Rolls Out New Programmable Drone
Iran unveiled a new home-made programmable drone as part of its Army day celebrations on Saturday, local media reported.
US Planes Ferry Arms to ISIL - Iranian General
The top commander of the Iranian Armed Forces said the US military planes are making regular flights to and from ISIL-controlled cities in Iraq to supply the terrorist group with weapons, money and food.
‘Nicht Gut’: German MPs Cancel Orders for G36 Rifle
The German parliament canceled G36 rifle orders for lack of precision in hot climate and when overheated, German media reported on Sunday.
France Sends Arms to Lebanon for ISIL Fight
The first French weapons from a $3 billion Saudi-funded program will arrive in Lebanon on Monday to bolster the country's defenses against the Islamic State group and other militants active along its Syrian border.
Canadian Instructors May End Up Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine – Media
The Canadian government has committed as many as 200 soldiers to train Ukraine’s military. It says they not be training neo-Nazis and far-right extremists there. Some former Canadian diplomats warn, however, that Canadian instructors may end up training members of Ukraine’s fascist groups that are now being enrolled in Kiev’s regular forces.
Iran Celebrates National Army Day, Unveils Latest Military Equipment
Iran's Army Ground Force revealed the latest military equipment it has manufactured, including an armed remote-controlled robot and a wheeled tank.
US Senators Urge Obama to Demand Iran to Release Washington Post Journalist
Sanctions in Russian Oil Sector Unlikely to Be Softened
Argentine Prosecutor Drops Cover-Up Case Against President
S Stream Cancellation Highlights Need to Search Other Gas Supply Routes –EC
World Oil Price Reaches Minimum - Lukoil President
Russian Archeologists Unearth 'White Walls' of Ancient Memphis
China-Russia Cooperation is Changing World Order – Chinese Media
Chemical Weapons Used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen Kill Scores of Civilians
Radioactive WWII Aircraft Carrier Found off California Coast
Enter the Dragon and the Bear: US Faces Its Ultimate Nightmare – Eric Kraus
Art and Form: Women's Gymnastics Championship
Breach Of Contract?
First Year of the Military Operation in Southeastern Ukraine
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