Syria Claims Israeli Jet Shot Down After Strike Near Palmyra, IDF says All Aircraft Undamaged
Middle East

Syria Claims Israeli Jet Shot Down After Strike Near Palmyra, IDF says All Aircraft Undamaged

The Syrian Army says Israeli military jets hit a “military target” near Palmyra in a raid overnight. In retaliation the jets were targeted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles. https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.03/58cba049c361886d638b45d9.mp4 According to a Syrian Army statement, a total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning, Reuters reports. Syria’s air defenses shot down one of…

SEAL Team 6 Attempted a Second Yemen Raid One Month after Botched Operation
Opinion

SEAL Team 6 Attempted a Second Yemen Raid One Month after Botched Operation

Navy SEALs attempted to conduct another raid inside Yemen earlier this month but aborted the mission at the last minute, according to a senior U.S. military official. Members of SEAL Team 6 deployed to Yemen in early March for a ground assault targeting suspected members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a group U.S….

More Delusional Thinking in Australian Foreign Policy
Opinion

More Delusional Thinking in Australian Foreign Policy

The Australian government’s selective view of history and capacity for self-delusion in its foreign policy was on full display when Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivered the Fullerton Lecture to the International Institute of Strategic Studies in Singapore on Monday 13 March 2017. She called on the United States to “play an even greater role as…

US Prepares for More Military Operations Around the World
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US Prepares for More Military Operations Around the World

President Donald Trump is considering delegating more authority to the Defense Department to conduct anti-terrorist operations overseas, which at the moment require the White House approval. The commanders have the authority to take their own decisions only in declared war zones, but not outside. They must go all the way up to the president to…