Daily Archive: July 22, 2016

France to deploy aircraft carrier against ISIS, will supply Iraqi forces with heavy weapons

France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier will assist airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, French President Francois Hollande has said. Hollande was speaking after a Defense Council meeting in the Elysee Palace in the French capital. The carrier will be deployed at the end of September this year, according to the French president. French aircraft carrier the...

Lavrov: West acts in the Middle East like a bull in a china shop

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov © Alexandr Sherbak/TASS KLYAZMA (Moscow Region), July 22. /TASS/. The West’s incompetent policy in the Middle East and North Africa has led to the current consequences in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. “What is happening in the Middle East, North Africa is the direct result of a very incompetent and unprofessional attitude...

US Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Isn’t Ready for Warfare, Memo Says

Christening ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford, on Nov. 9, 2013. Photographer: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare.The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built — may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons...

UK Nuclear Sub Collides with Merchant Vessel off Gibraltar

One of Britain’s newest Astute-class submarines has docked at Gibraltar after suffering a “glancing collision” with a merchant vessel, the UK Royal Navy announced, emphasizing that the HMS Ambush suffered “absolutely no damage” to her nuclear reactor. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNiyPTMt7Zk] The incident happened at around 1:30pm local time on Wednesday, when HMS Ambush was “submerged and conducting a training exercise” off...

India Moves Nearly One Hundred Tanks, Troops to Chinese Border

00:51 21.07.2016(updated 10:17 21.07.2016) With tensions rising between China and India, New Delhi has deployed nearly 100 tanks to its eastern border. The mountainous region of Ladakh, in northern India, lies in a tense location between disputed Kashmir and Tibet. In an effort to boost its military presence in the area, the Indian military has sent Russian-made T-72 tanks to Ladakh’s Chinese border. © REUTERS / Regis...