America, China and North Korea Show Off Military Hardware Near the Korean Peninsula

Is it the military-industrial complex version of The Apprentice or a march to war? War may or may not be approaching in North Korea, but what is a certainty is that the region has become a kind of military testing ground where the US, China and North Korea are each demonstrating their military capabilities for … Continue reading America, China and North Korea Show Off Military Hardware Near the Korean Peninsula

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FILE PHOTO: The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) © Woody Paschall / U.S. Navy photo

Russia Warns US Against ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

Mike Pence’s statement on the US running out of “strategic patience” towards Pyongyang does not contribute to resolving the crisis, Sergey Lavrov said, voicing hopes there will be no repeat of the US strike on Syria in North Korea. “I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and … Continue reading Russia Warns US Against ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

‘Ready to Fight & Win’: US Marines Deployed to Australia Amid North Korean ‘Nuclear Threat’

US Marines have begun to touch down in Darwin, in Australia's tropical north, as the first of some 1,250 “stand ready to fight” against North Korea amid warnings that Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program is a “serious threat” to Canberra. The deployment will see the largest US aircraft contingent to Australia in peacetime history, Reuters reports, … Continue reading ‘Ready to Fight & Win’: US Marines Deployed to Australia Amid North Korean ‘Nuclear Threat’

Russia and China Dispatch Spy Ships to Shadow Trump Fleet

In what appears to be both a coordinated move and a warning to Washington China and Russia send spy ships to track Carl Vinson. As the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its accompanying escort ships come within striking distance of North Korea, a Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, is reporting that Russia and China have … Continue reading Russia and China Dispatch Spy Ships to Shadow Trump Fleet

Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores

Amid mounting tensions in the East Asia, the Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported quoting governmental sources. Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a South Korean government … Continue reading Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores

North Korean Kim Jong Un is pictured inspecting a special forces commando operation on April 13. (Photo: Getty)

North Korea Warns of ‘Thermonuclear War’ after Trump Threatens Strike

The Trump administration has succeeded in ratcheting up tensions in the Korea Peninsula after dispatching a Navy strike group to the western Pacific Ocean and threatening a "pre-emptive strike" against North Korea if the country goes ahead with a nuclear bomb test. "Given that some of North Korea's nuclear warheads are likely to survive any … Continue reading North Korea Warns of ‘Thermonuclear War’ after Trump Threatens Strike

Russia Deploys Ships to North Atlantic for “Training”

After the United States launched its illegal assault on the Syrian military’s al-Sha’aryat airbase Thursday evening, the Russian response consisted of eliminating the “deconfliction channels” between the United States and Russia as well as by deploying the Admiral Grigorovich frigate to the Mediterranean. The ship is to position itself between the ships that fired the … Continue reading Russia Deploys Ships to North Atlantic for “Training”

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean © Reuters

US Navy Strike Group Heads Towards North Korea Over Pyongyang’s ‘Nuclear Threat’

The US Navy has sent a carrier-led strike group toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea’s “destabilizing” nuclear weapons program and looming missile tests. “US Pacific Command ordered the Carl Vinson Strike Group north as a prudent measure to maintain … Continue reading US Navy Strike Group Heads Towards North Korea Over Pyongyang’s ‘Nuclear Threat’

A Turkish Air Force F-4 fighter jet flies over a minaret after it took off from Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey, August 12, 2015. © REUTERS/ Murad Sezer

Is Pentagon’s Air Base in Syrian Kobani an Alternative for Turkey’s Incirlik?

The Pentagon appears to have played it safe and set up a military base in the Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria as a safeguard in case Turkey prevents the United States from using Incirlik while the operation aimed at pushing Daesh out of Raqqa advances, Professor Celalettin Yavuz told Sputnik Turkey. The military offensive in Raqqa … Continue reading Is Pentagon’s Air Base in Syrian Kobani an Alternative for Turkey’s Incirlik?