Iraqi anti-terrorist forces found a bomb manufacturing plant on the west bank of Mosul, which was used by Daesh terrorists to produce bombs.
China has offered to mediate the East African countries’ dispute by sending troops to the border between Djibouti and Eritrea. The offer comes after China’s fleet began to sail to its first overseas base in the Horn of Africa. Sputnik spoke with a military analyst about this issue.
By expressing concerns over the Moscow-Ankara talks on the delivery of the S-400 missile defense system to Turkey, Washington is engaged in unfair competition in the arms market, according to military analyst Viktor Murakhovsky.
To get to the Baltic Sea for a Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia’s heavy nuclear battlecruiser Pyotr Veliky and the nuclear-powered submarine Dmitriy Donskoi will have to sail through international waters. This simple fact gave Germany’s NRD TV and Bild magazine enough reason to call this a PR -stunt and a “demonstration of force.”
Two contractor psychologists for the US Central Intelligence Agency, who played an integral role in the US' post-9/11 torture program, are being sued for compensatory damages by victims of the strategy. Surprisingly, in their defense, the pair's lawyers have compared their clients to the contractors who supplied the Nazis with poison gas.
A number of foreign states are stepping up their military presence near Russia's borders citing the alleged threat of Russian actions in the Middle East and South Caucasus regions, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
Russian and US navies' representatives will meet to discuss air and sea intercepts to prevent maritime incidents.
Russia's state arms exporter has a portfolio of foreign arms contracts amounts to $45 billion.
A US Navy patrol boat fired warning shots on Tuesday near an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf. Tehran slammed the incident as “a provocation.” In an interview with Sputnik, military expert Dmitry Litovkin said that the mere presence of US warships in the Gulf is fraught with unpredictable consequences.
The opposing sides in the Libyan conflict have agreed to a ceasefire, further talks and even the prospect of holding elections. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar emerged as the "clear winner" after the talks in Paris, an expert told Sputnik.
US Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo has admitted the US is working to change the elected government of Venezuela, and collaborating with Colombia and Mexico to do so. While it's the first public acknowledgement of US meddling in the embattled country, Latin American political analysts likely won’t be surprized.
The Russian defense industry has supplied the Russian Armed Forces with an Iskander-M missile system brigade set and 60 Kalibr cruise missiles alongside 17 jets and helicopters in May-June this year, Russian Defense Ninister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
Sikorsky won more than $7 million to make aircraft main landing gears for Navy helicopters.
The US Department of Defense said that Lockheed Martin won over $86 million to manufacture long range anti-ship missiles for the Air Force.
Once the United States ships weapons to Ukraine it will be impossible to prevent them from being used for offensive purposes as well, former CIA officer Phil Giraldi told Sputnik.
The Department of Defense said that the US Navy has awarded Frontier Technology an almost $20 million contract to create improvements in spacecraft assembly, integration and testing.
The Department of Defense said that US Transportation Command has issued 12 contracts worth $853 million to finance the flow of supplies by sea to US military installations around the world over the next year.
The Taiwanese Defense Ministry has bared their teeth, promising that they are ready to defend their island from mainland China aggression if need be. This comes in the wake of a new exchange of provocations and saber rattling between the two.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry verified media reports that Beijing pressured Hanoi to terminate an oil expedition in the South China Sea.
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