US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called a swift US withdrawal from Syria a “strategic blunder,” saying Syrian President Bashar Assad will “take advantage” of a resulting power “vacuum.”
The BMPT-72 Terminator tank support combat vehicle has recently proven its worth in the Syrian conflict, and began to be introduced into the Russian Army in April.
US diplomats reportedly seek to persuade India to not purchase Russian-made weapon systems in favor of hardware produced by the American military-industrial complex.
TALLINN (Sputnik) - The special forces of NATO member states have carried out the Trojan Footprint 18 exercises on the territories of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Estonian Defence Forces said Saturday.
The planes arrived at Lviv International airport in western Ukraine for ongoing drills.
The expansion may include a doubling of US troops in Norway and could even involve the use of several military bases in possible violation of a 1949 declaration that specifically outlaws foreign powers from being stationed in the Scandinavian country during peacetime.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Air Force has grounded all B-1B Lancer bombers because of safety concerns after one of the aircraft conducted an emergency landing, Air Force spokesperson William Russell said in a statement on Friday.
In the wake of an employee protest at Google opposing the company’s cooperation with the US Defense Department on artificially intelligent weaponry, Google issued new policies pledging to avoid the practice. But Google’s exit doesn’t come close to spelling doom for the future of AI weapons, tech reporter Paul Wallis tells Radio Sputnik.
Alleged chinese hackers have breached the computer networks of a US defense contractor that possesses highly sensitive information on America’s undersea warfare plans, it was revealed Friday afternoon.
A new “signals intelligence” facility appearing in satellite imagery of Bejucal, Cuba, over recent months is capable of signal interception, ballistic missile monitoring and tracking objects in outer space, but analysts are puzzled about who provided the financing to build the facility.
The US Air Force’s Global Strike Command (AFGSC), tasked with overseeing every bomber fleet in the Air Force, ordered a stand-down for all its B-1B Lancers Thursday amid safety concerns with a component of their ejection seats.
Despite opposition from coalition partners, one of Merkel's closest officials, Ursula von der Leyen, is lobbying for more spending. Germany is under pressure from Donald Trump, who has been shaming Berlin for having not fulfilled NATO's military spending target of 2 percent of GDP.
Although Berlin supported London in the diplomatic row with Moscow over the alleged poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the UK has yet to provide the German government with any evidence that Russia perpetrated the attack, despite the British authorities' assurances.
Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment (SAS), the most elite unit of the country’s armed forces, is under growing scrutiny over its conduct in past military operations and conflict zones.
The Australian whistleblower, who is in London's Ecuadorian embassy evading US authorities after publishing classified information on Iraq , balked after Ecuador cut off his Internet and social media access and warned about terminating his asylum for breaking the rules.
Syrian authorities have discovered near Homs a network of tunnels used by terrorists. The tunnels are full of combat and communications hardware.
Former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign Carter Page believes the US government “abused” its power by directing its vast surveillance capabilities at him under the pretext of a “dodgy dossier” that was funded by lawyers for Trump rival Hillary Clinton, Real Clear Investigations reported Thursday.
The NATO defense ministers have agreed to base new command centers in Germany and the United States and have also approved the new readiness initiative, alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.
A US government watchdog has criticized the country’s costly, much-delayed F-35 Lightning II fighter jet program, developed in close cooperation with international partners including Japan, Italy and Israel, for rushing into its next phase even though glaring production issues remain.
A unit of US government researchers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been hacking Boeing commercial airliners’ systems in an effort to determine the viability of such attacks and learn how to mitigate them, as they carry the potential of “catastrophic disaster.”
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