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ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

Syria peace talks are expected to begin this week in Geneva. And what are the Israelis doing? Bombing Syrian Arab Army positions near the Lebanese border. Because as we all know, the Israelis are really good at these "ceasefire" things. Especially when they have no business interfering in any way in a conflict: Minutes ago, … Continue reading ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus

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US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian

The bomb-laden craft that attacked a Saudi frigate last month was unmanned and likely Iranian, the U.S. Navy has determined. Previously described as a Houthi suicide boat, the U.S. Navy has now determined the craft was unmanned and guided into the Royal Saudi Navy Al Madinah (702) remotely on Jan. 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2KObg4gAC4 “Our assessment is that … Continue reading US Navy: Saudi Frigate was Attacked by Unmanned Bomb Boat, Likely Iranian

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US Aircraft Carrier Group Deployed for ‘Routine Patrols’ in South China Sea

Ignoring repeated warnings from Beijing not to aggravate tensions in Southeast Asia, the US Navy has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group for “routine” maritime patrols in the vicinity of the disputed South China Sea waters. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, together with aircraft from the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and the … Continue reading US Aircraft Carrier Group Deployed for ‘Routine Patrols’ in South China Sea

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Will Pakistan Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Air Defense System?

The Pakistan military is purportedly toying with the idea of procuring the S-400 missile air defense system. Responding to the recent news that India and Russia will ink a contract in 2017 for the procurement of four to five regiments of Russian-made S-400 Triumf advanced Air Defense Systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), the Pakistan military … Continue reading Will Pakistan Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Air Defense System?

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Pentagon: ‘Possible’ U.S. Will Put Boots on the Ground in Syria

The U.S. Defense Department is considering proposing that the U.S. send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to hasten the fight against ISIS, according to CNN. “It’s possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time,” one defense official told CNN. However, … Continue reading Pentagon: ‘Possible’ U.S. Will Put Boots on the Ground in Syria

FILE - In this undated file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves in the South China Sea. (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP, File)

China Makes Strides in Strategic Aviation

Introduction Although combat aircraft such as the J-31 stealth fighter and J-15 aircraft carrier strike aircraft have made most of the headlines, China has made significant accomplishments in the realm of military transport, long range maritime patrol and carrier borne AEW&C aircraft over the past year. First operational in 2016, the Y-20 military transport is … Continue reading China Makes Strides in Strategic Aviation

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US Troops Deployed to Bulgaria as NATO Boosts Eastern European Presence

US troops arrived in Bulgaria on Wednesday, with armored vehicles and heavy equipment to be shipped by the end of the week as part of NATO’s significant buildup in Eastern Europe, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry has said. Around 120 US servicemen from Fort Carson, Colorado were accommodated at the Novo Selo military base in the … Continue reading US Troops Deployed to Bulgaria as NATO Boosts Eastern European Presence

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Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces: History and Capabilities

The Tiger Forces are an elite unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). This unit specializes in offensive operations. It is one of the main battle units of the Syrian army. Acting at the most difficult parts of the front, in fact, it has not suffered a single defeat, and it has repeatedly emerged as … Continue reading Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces: History and Capabilities

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Russia’s 1st Guards Tank Army: All What You Need to Know

The formation of Tank Armies, which were eventually raised to Guards ranks once they demonstrated their ability to defeat Wehrmacht forces, was a major step in the Red Army’s operational evolution during the Great Patriotic War. Even though the Soviets were temporarily surpassed by the Panzerwaffe which gained experience from operations in Poland and Western … Continue reading Russia’s 1st Guards Tank Army: All What You Need to Know