Haunted by the Ghosts of War

Memorial Day, May 29th, is his birthday. He died defending his country. A true war hero, a naval officer, he risked his life to save his men. Like so many we should remember on Memorial Day, he goes before us as an exemplar of courage, real patriotism, and a witness to war’s brutality. But remembering …

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The Syrian Arab Air Force: Role on the Battlefield and Current Capabilities

The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) was established in 1948. Since the rise of the Ba’ath Party to power in 1966, the armed forces of Syria benefited greatly when the nation allied itself to the Soviet camp, which contributed to the reinforcement and modernization of all the branches of the Syrian Armed Forces, most importantly …

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Egypt Strikes ‘Terrorist Camps’ in Libya in Response to Attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said. https://youtu.be/VV4jfKiaSsk Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless …

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Pentagon Shifts Blame to ISIS for 100+ Civilians Killed During US Airstrike in Mosul

More than 100 civilians were killed when a US airstrike in Iraq triggered secondary explosions in March, according to a Pentagon investigation. Washington says Iraq requested the strike after Islamic State fighters began shooting at Iraqi forces. The probe found that the March 17 airstrike on a building in Mosul's al-Jadida neighborhood triggered secondary explosions …

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Department of Defense Audit Reveals US Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons

The US military lost track of $1 billion worth of arms bound for Iraq and Kuwait, according to a US Department of Defense audit obtained by Amnesty International. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of a vast amount of equipment …

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number of Afghan …

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Izumo Joins US Fleet

A month and a half ago, we briefly mentioned the Japanese light aircraft carrier Izumo in connection with the acceleration of political processes on the Asia-Pacific region. Then, the reason for reiterating this platitudinous epigram was the information (circulated by Reuters, which cited certain sources at the headquarters of the Japanese Navy) concerning the forthcoming three-month …

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Yemeni Sniper Kills 2 Saudi Fighters with One Bullet

Yemeni military media released a video this week depicting a Yemeni sniper managing to take-out two Saudi soldiers with only one bullet. In the video you can see three Saudi fighters. A Yemeni sniper kills two with one bullet and the third frantically retreats. The incident took place in the Tal’ah moutian range in the city of …

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Syria’s Armed Forces in the 7th Year of War

Since the beginning of the civil war, the Bashar al-Assad government has taken measures to adapt loyal armed formations to the conditions of internal conflict for which they turned out to be absolutely unprepared. This article is intended to track the dynamics in the evolution of the structure of the armed forces and paramilitary formations …

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