Post Tagged with: "Military"

US President Donald Trump tells Pentagon to plan grand military parade in Washington

February 7, 2018 11:52 pm
US President Donald Trump tells Pentagon to plan grand military parade in Washington

In this file photo taken on July 14, 2017 (Bottom row, from R) French Senate President Gerard Larcher, Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and French Defense Minister Florence Parly look at members of the 5e […]

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Syria deploys anti-aircraft missiles, air defenses in Aleppo, Idlib

February 6, 2018 7:53 am
Syria deploys anti-aircraft missiles, air defenses in Aleppo, Idlib

A Syrian army defense missile system (file photo) Syria has deployed anti-aircraft missiles and new air defense systems in the country’s Aleppo and Idlib provinces. A Syrian government commander made the announcement on Monday, noting that “they cover the air space of the Syrian north.” The northwestern province of Idlib, […]

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Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

February 3, 2018 7:50 am
Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. (Photo via US Government) The Pentagon has released a new nuclear arms policy that aims to revamp US nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons. The latest policy was revealed on […]

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US President Donald Trump’s new nuclear strategy draws blistering criticism from arms control experts

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US President Donald Trump’s new nuclear strategy draws blistering criticism from arms control experts

This handout photo shows a US Air Force B-1B Lancer dropping a bomb at a shooting range in Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, South Korea. (AFP photo) US arms control groups have condemned the new nuclear weapons strategy announced by the administration of President Donald Trump, saying it could raise […]

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US deploys troops to occupied territories for joint war games with Israel

February 2, 2018 7:19 am
US deploys troops to occupied territories for joint war games with Israel

Picture published by the official website for US Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa shows an American sergeant troubleshooting satellite connection during exercise Juniper Cobra 16 in Israel, February 22, 2016. The US has deployed military forces to the Israeli-occupied territories ahead of a joint war game with […]

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Ex-US Navy commander admits to trading info for prostitutes

February 1, 2018 1:29 am
Ex-US Navy commander admits to trading info for prostitutes

US Navy Commander Troy Amundson (right) speaks with members of the Philippine Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey in Manila in 2010. (Photo by US Navy) A high-ranking US Navy commander has pleaded guilty to charges of bribery and prostitution in what has become known as the largest corruption […]

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China’s Defense Ministry denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan

January 25, 2018 8:17 am
China’s Defense Ministry denies plan to build military base in Afghanistan

China’s Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian China’s Defense Ministry has rejected as “groundless” reports circulating in the media that it is planning to build a military base in Afghanistan. Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Thursday that security cooperation between China and Afghanistan was continuing on its normal path and […]

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American military troops give free pass to child sexual abusers in Afghanistan

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American military troops give free pass to child sexual abusers in Afghanistan

US soldiers gather at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan, January 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) American military troops stationed in Afghanistan have turned a blind eye on thousands of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military forces over the past few years, including many instances of child sexual abuse, […]

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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

January 15, 2018 1:35 am
US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

A US B-2 stealth bomber flying (Photo by AFP) The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month. The USS Wasp, an upgraded US Marine […]

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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US plans to develop more ‘usable’ nuclear warheads

January 10, 2018 1:32 am
US plans to develop more ‘usable’ nuclear warheads

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the ‘Ohio’-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS ‘Maryland’ off the coast of Florida, August 31, 2016. (Photo via US Navy) A former US official says the administration of President Donald Trump plans to adopt a hawkish position on the use of nuclear weapons. […]

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US troops gather outside Pentagon to protest sexual harassment

January 8, 2018 1:59 am
US troops gather outside Pentagon to protest sexual harassment

This AFP file photo taken on April 23, 2015 shows the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, DC. A group of active and retired US troops have gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Defense Department near Washington to protest against sexual harassment and assault in the US military. About two […]

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China set to build navy base near Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

January 7, 2018 4:00 am
China set to build navy base near Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

The Yinchuan (175), a Type 052D destroyer of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), provides an escort ahead of the Liaoning aircraft carrier into the Lamma Channel as it arrives in Hong Kong territorial waters on July 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) China is set to build a naval base […]

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

This file photo taken on August 11, 2016 in northern Nigerian city of Kano shows protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marching in the rain through the streets to press for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. (Photos by AFP) Nigerian government forces have attacked protesters calling […]

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Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

January 6, 2018 12:37 am
Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel at the al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have erupted between dozens of protesters and police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo […]

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US-North Korea nuclear war ‘closer than ever’: Ex-US military chief

December 31, 2017 4:25 pm
US-North Korea nuclear war ‘closer than ever’: Ex-US military chief

A North Korean Hwasong-15 long-range ballistic missile, which is reportedly capable of reaching all parts of the US, is test-launched from an undisclosed location, November 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United States and North Korea are closer than ever to a nuclear war over Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons […]

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No plans to pause US-South Korea military exercises: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis

December 30, 2017 2:38 am
No plans to pause US-South Korea military exercises: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis making a statement at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary James Mattis says the United States does not plan to pause a joint annual military exercise with South Korea during the upcoming Winter Olympics in the Asian country. […]

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

A Doctors without Borders staff member performs patient consultations at a center in Lusaka, Zambia, January 22, 2009. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation’s capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since […]

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Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

December 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

A US Navy warship test-launches a RIM-161 Standard Missile (SM-3), jointly developed with Japan, to shoot down North Korean missiles. (file photo) Russia has slammed Japan’s plans to deploy more US missile systems, saying the move hurts ties between Moscow and Tokyo and amounts to a breach of an arms […]

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Zimbabwean General Constantino Chiwenga who helped end Mugabe’s rule becomes vice president

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Zimbabwean General Constantino Chiwenga who helped end Mugabe’s rule becomes vice president

This screen grab from Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) taken on November 16, 2017 shows former president Robert Mugabe (L) as he poses alongside General Constantino Chiwenga in Harare. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwe’s former commander of the army, General Constantino Chiwenga, has been chosen as a vice president of the country. […]

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