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WASHINGTON — Syrian's once well-regarded air defense system completely failed to defend against the U.S.-led strike on the country's chemical weapons facilities last week, highlighting how far the regime's military has declined, according to the Pentagon and military analysts. The Syrians fired 40 ...
The Secret Daniel Ellsberg Really Worries About. The Secret Daniel Ellsberg Really Worries About. The author and former military analyst tells The Nation that it's still US policy to launch a first-strike nuclear attack.

But on balance, according to U.S. national security and military analysts, last year's action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime did little to stop the bloodshed that has raged in that civil war-torn country for nearly a ... Barry McCaffrey, a military analyst for NBC News, said on Friday night.
... Donald Trump is unlikely to deliver on his Twitter promise to launch a missile attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Lebanese military analysts ... The Shayrat airfield incident will not happen again," the military analyst stressed, referring to the April 7 2017 missile strike conducted by the US on the ...
The U.S. has a number of actions in responding to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, but it's a more difficult challenge than "just kind of firing ready, aim here," said CBS News Radio military analyst Mike Lyons. But most importantly, Mr. Trump's "got to be careful not to get goaded into doing something ...
... outside world its determination to defend the fruits of its economic reforms over the past 40 years,” Beijing-based military analyst Zhou Chenming said. ... Military analysts said Beijing had stepped up naval deployment in the South China Sea in response to the US' growing military cooperation with rival ...

The independent Russian military analyst also notes that at a recent conference on international security held in Vilnius, Western participants suggested that the conflict with Russia “will last another two generations, that is 50 years.” And this suggests that the West is ready for “a long Cold War.” And in this ...
“Plausible deniability” is a key component of what some military analysts call “gray zone warfare.” The gray zone warrior needs deniability in order to escape retribution for dirty and destructive operations. “Gray zone warfare” really isn't new. It utilizes propaganda, crime, covert influence operations, political ...
“I just feel a great burden has been lifted because I got to the point where I hated going into the Fox studios because of what Fox had become,” the retired Army colonel and longtime Fox military analyst said in an interview on Friday. “To paraphrase an old line, 'I didn't leave Fox News. Fox News left me.'”.
US President Donald Trump has appointed John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, as the country's national security advisor. Bolton is reportedly a strong opponent of the Iran deal. Radio Sputnik spoke with military analyst Michael O'Hanlon about the possible consequences of the ...
(ABC NEWS) - A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration. Ralph Peters, a retired U.S. Army officer, said he told Fox at the beginning of the month that he did not ...
Zucker spoke at the Financial Times Future of News conference two days after a former Fox military analyst quit, claiming he was ashamed at the way the network's opinion hosts were backing President Donald Trump. Zucker said that analyst, Ralph Peters, voiced what a lot of people have been thinking ...
(Newser) – Criticism of Fox News as a "propaganda machine … wittingly harming our system of government for profit" is making waves because of its source: longtime Fox military analyst and retired US Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In a letter to colleagues announcing he would not be renewing his contract ...
Footage of Chinese warplanes on drills in the country's mountainous southwest suggest the military has overcome engine problems plaguing the aircraft at high altitudes, sounding a warning to regional rival India, military analysts said. Video of Chengdu J-10 and Shenyang J-11 jets flying low over ...
CNN's report inadvertently exposes another important aspect of this story—the complex interactions of sailors, technologies, maintenance, shipboard routines in collisions and/or their avoidance. Retired Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, a CNN diplomatic and military analyst, said “the Navy's review will look at a ...
However, speaking to Sputnik, Vietnamese political and military analyst Nguyen Minh Tam said that the only Vietnamese who were expressing excessive jubilation about the US ships' visit were those who have long become the citizens of other countries. "The judgements made by a number of Vietnamese ...
The well-respected Russian military analyst Aleksandr Goltz published an article in the Russian independent media outlet Ej.ru, titled "'Cold War' is Now Reality," analyzing Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech State of the Nation Address. According to Goltz, Putin's speech marks the beginning of a ...

Military observer Kemal Jafa spoke to Sputnik about what accounts for the Syrian army's recent string of successes against the Islamist fighters holed up in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta, and explained why the liberation of the area would have immense implications for the course of the war in Syria.
During his address to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin shocked observers when he said that Russia's progress in laser weaponry was "not just a concept or a plan," and that the army was already being equipped with combat lasers. But what are these weapons actually for? Veteran military ...
With Russia and China beginning to field their Su-57s and J-20s stealth jets, we sat down with Michael Kofman to get his impressions on how these jets match up against US stealth planes. Kofman said that the Su-57 doesn't match the stealth capabilities of the F-22 or F-35, but that it will be a capable ...
With Russia and China beginning to field stealth jets, Business Insider sat down with Michael Kofman, a military analyst, to get his impressions on how they match up with the US's stealth planes. Kofman said Russia's Su-57 didn't match the stealth capabilities of the US's F-22 or F-35 but would be a capable ...
China's marine cooperation with the Maldives carries no military purpose and the Indian media's exaggerated reports stem from jealousy of Chinese cooperation with South Asian countries, analysts said. The joint ocean observation station China will build in the Maldives could challenge security for the ...
CLIMATE. Military analysts press 'whole-of-government' approach. Nick Sobczyk, E&E News reporter. Published: Monday, February 26, 2018. A group of military analysts are urging the Pentagon and other security-focused agencies to work with the rest of the government against climate change.
Appearing with Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, a military analyst for the network schooled the host and viewers on what an AR-15 can do to a body before calling hardcore 2nd Amendment advocates 'pathetic' for putting guns before children's lives. According to Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, who recently wrote a ...
Earlier this month, pictures emerged showing what some experts believed was an electromagnetic railgun mounted on a ship. A Chinese military analyst, Cheng Shuoren, was quoted by the state media as saying it was an engineering feat of "epoch-making significance." Instead of explosives, railguns use ...
By current standards, Washington funds about 70 percent of NATO spending and military analysts say Europe is now vulnerable to a range of threats, ... Much of Belgian and British defense spending will be taken up by costly upgrades to fighter jet fleets, which military analysts say could come at the ...
(AM 760 KFMB) — Military Analyst Mike Lyons provides the back story to the U.S.-backed bombing that killed Russian soldiers in Syria. A number of Syrian government troops and Russian military members were killed by a U.S. Coalition airstrike. It happened last week, after forces supporting the Assad ...
While Afghan law enforcement officials claim that Daesh is on retreat, military analyst General Saleh Mohammad Rejistani does not share their ... has considerably increased, General Saleh Mohammad Rejistani, a military analyst and former parliamentarian of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says, amid ...
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Israeli media and journalists have said that Israel's intelligence services Mossad carried out the assassination of Palestinian engineer Fadi Al-Batsh in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Quds Press reported yesterday. Military analyst in Israel Hayom, Yoav Limor, said: “It is natural to attribute the assassination of ...
Nothing wrong with punishing Syria, says retired US Army colonel. 6:07 AM ET Mon, 16 April 2018. Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), and NBC News military analyst, provides insight to the airstrikes in Syria. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
"The United States and other space powers did not like that China conducted such tests," Alexey Leonkov, a military analyst and editor at the "Arsenal of the Fatherland" magazine, told Sputnik. "Nevertheless, Beijing demonstrated that it could destroy targets of this type [satellites] at any altitude." Today ...
According to military analyst Kamal Alam, the potential alliance between Kurdish groups and the Syrian government could threaten Washington's support for Kurds as an excuse to stay in Syria. “It is quite a significant and positive development, if it holds through,” Alam told RT adding that “it is not completely ...
"If the meeting is not conducted in English, it is foolhardy in the extreme not to have at his side a State Department translator, who can ensure that Mr. Tillerson's points are delivered accurately and with the proper emphasis," said John Kirby, CNN's diplomatic and military analyst. Erdoğan speaks no other ...
At least as worrying for American commanders in the region is the dramatic upgrading of China's inventory of air-to-air missiles (AAMs). The short-range PL-10, which was introduced in 2015, is regarded by military analysts as comparable in performance to Western equivalents, such as the Sidewinder II.
By current standards, Washington funds about 70 percent of NATO spending and military analysts say Europe is now vulnerable to a range of threats, ... Much of Belgian and British defense spending will be taken up by costly upgrades to fighter jet fleets, which military analysts say could come at the ...
(AM 760 KFMB) — Military Analyst Mike Lyons provides the back story to the U.S.-backed bombing that killed Russian soldiers in Syria. A number of Syrian government troops and Russian military members were killed by a U.S. Coalition airstrike. It happened last week, after forces supporting the Assad ...
While Afghan law enforcement officials claim that Daesh is on retreat, military analyst General Saleh Mohammad Rejistani does not share their ... has considerably increased, General Saleh Mohammad Rejistani, a military analyst and former parliamentarian of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says, amid ...
Editor's note: Jeff Asher was a counterintelligence analyst for the CIA for five years. He is currently a New Orleans-based crime analyst and consultant. Nada Bakos is a CNN national security analyst and former CIA analyst. Cindy Otis worked for the CIA for 10 years as a military analyst and a branch chief.
File, in this Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Afghan national army stand guard at the entrance gate of Marshal Fahim academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, An Afghan defense ministry official says seven army officers, including two generals, have been fired and charged with negligence in connection with last ...
Analyst: Who's the 'rocket man' now? CNN military analyst John Kirby reacts to President Donald Trump's request for a military parade, saying it would be beneath the US to stage such an event. Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 7:18 AM. Updated: Feb. 7, 2018 7:23 PM ...
Since the close of the Cold War, military parades have been associated with authoritarian powers like China, Russia, and North Korea, who show off their newly bulit military platforms to the chagrin of military analysts around the world. While the US has the best military in the world, there are some things Russia, China, ...
IRNA's report does not mention the name of the Iranian missile, but Radio Farda's military analyst Hossein Aryan says that the weapon in question is most probably the “Persian Gulf” ballistic missile with 300-kilometer range, which is a more advanced version of Fateh 110 missile. Aryan says that although ...
A tense Sino-Indian border standoff last year stirred speculation about what might happen if the two nuclear-armed Asian giants went to war. Beijing and New Delhi have shelved their differences for now, but the potential for a future clash remains. This is nudging military analysts to theorize about the ...
The newly-released US nuclear doctrine poses a challenge to global peace and stability, Colonel Rafael Gonzalez Crespo, a military analyst and specialist on Eastern Europe, has told Sputnik, warning that Washington's approach to nuclear warfare may turn Europe into a large-scale military theater.
Meanwhile, a number of military analysts have said that to bring peace and security to the country, justice must be served on the killers of the people. “Until that happens, justice is not being served, and until the killers of the people are brought to justice, I don't think we can reach permanent security,” said a ...
As the senior political and military analyst for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's largest-circulation daily, his columns and books (nine now) have regularly exposed internal debates of the nation's intelligence agencies, making him a must-read for national security geeks the world over. For Rise Up, he interviewed ...
The Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) launched a big counter-assault in the northwestern countryside of the Afrin region against the Turkish backed rebels in the Bulbul District on Thursday, but where is the YPG getting it's weapons from? Sputnik spoke to Turkish military analysts to find the ...
Military analysts noticed the map - which was constructed using more than three trillion individual GPS data points - has enough detail to give away potentially sensitive data on where soldiers on active duty are located. Users in locations like Afghanistan and Syria seem to exclusively be military personnel, ...
It was Bagdikian who procured the Pentagon Papers, a study of the Vietnam War by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg concluding that U.S. presidents of both parties lied about America's progress in the war and the chances of a U.S. victory. The obvious subtext of the film is its parallels to 2018. A president ...


 

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