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The United States has faced, and beaten, some mighty foes. Our citizens ... In more modern times, there are fewer opportunities to test our mettle in uncharted corners of the globe, and U.S. military prowess has all but eliminated the probability another country will directly threaten our borders. With fewer ...
It is easy to grasp why the United States views that as a success. A ruthless despot with a history of sponsoring terrorism surrendered his efforts to build a catastrophic weapon. But that despot, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, might not see it as such a good deal today. No one will ever know for sure because he ...

On April 3, the National Protection and Programs Acquisition Division of the Department of Homeland Security released a request for bids titled “ Media ... How long would it take for the courts to intervene in the execution of this tactic of limiting the scope of a free and open press in the United States?
A revolution that seemed to be emerging from one country, Guatemala, was actually the project of another, the United States. False flag operations are a well established tactic. Many intelligence agencies have staged them. Often they are successful. They lead the world to blame a crime or atrocity on an ...
A coalition of community organisations in the city of Durham in the US state of North Carolina has successfully lobbied the city council to ban training and ... Key to the organisation's demands is to prevent US cities from adopting Israeli military operations and tactics designed to enforce its occupation of ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The prospective meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump may be a diversionary tactic by Pyongyang and the summit may fail because of the US president's inability to grasp the issues, former State Department official Harvey Blaney told ...

In a more broadly calculating way, the Taliban's peace offensive also comes after months of a sharply augmented air campaign by the United States that has apparently arrested the momentum of the Taliban insurgency and forced it to adjust its military tactics. By offering the prospect of negotiations, the ...
The appointment of former CIA director Mike Pompeo as US secretary of state occurred on Tuesday after months of rumours that Rex Tillerson was on the way ... The prison camp was one of the testing grounds for the "enhanced interrogation" tactics of the administration of former President George W Bush.
The leading military official claimed that the U.S. would strike under the false pretense of a chemical weapon attack—a tactic that Russia has denied the Syrian ... Russian military police members stand guard at the Al-Wafideen checkpoint on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus neighboring the ...
One of Washington's closest watchers of the Afghanistan conflict, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote last month that the administration has made major improvements in military tactics and plans for developing Afghan forces but has “done nothing to deal with civil ...
A few years ago, China and the United States engaged in a “war of words” on whether J-20 was a knockoff of the American F-35, because the two models shared many similarities. In 2014, a Chinese national pleaded guilty for conspiring with Chinese sources to steal design information and manufacturing ...
FRANKFURT — South Korea made an impassioned appeal to the American secretary of defense and national security adviser, reminding them of its role trying to defang North Korea. Europe pointed out that it was, in fact, a longstanding military ally of the United States. But it was Australia that deployed a ...
The opposition generally rejects evacuation agreements, saying they amount to demographic engineering — a tactic through which the government ... Meanwhile, Turkey called on the United States to prevent U.S.-backed Kurdish forces from sending fighters deployed against the Islamic State group to ...
The United States formally handed over an unmanned aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system to the African Union Mission in ... system, AMISOM has received training implemented through AFRICOM from US and UK military subject-matter experts on the techniques and tactics to ...
Lindsey Pfau, a dietitian with the 720th Special Tactics Group, is setting out to make people rethink how special operations airmen should be fed in a deployed environment. “We've got years of nutritional science to tell us what foods are good for our bodies from a health perspective and from a performance ...
South Korean officials say North Korea has offered to stop testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles if the U.S. agrees to direct talks, and that Kim Jong .... to his nuclear and missile program, 25 missile launches, to include an intercontinental ballistic missile that can touch the whole of the United States, ...
Vladimir Putin did his best Darth Vader impression last week in his latest effort to terrify the United States. In his state of the nation address, Putin claimed that Russia's military has developed a nuclear cruise missile that can evade any defense. He even showed an animation of a swarm of the things zeroing ...

THE United States military's $A512 billion F-35 program is at risk, with Pentagon negotiators struggling to strike a deal on the latest batch of fighter jets from ... tactics regarding the F-35 that were of concern, citing hiccups from a new deal for C-130 cargo planes — an aircraft the US military has been buying ...
Experts in their fields, the Soldiers have spent the last year working shoulder-to-shoulder with Guatemala's maritime forces as they fight to interdict hundreds of tons of illicit drugs that flow from South America through the Central American corridor into Mexico and, ultimately, the United States. The dedication ...
The United States and Russia have been on different sides of the seven-year-old war, with Moscow heavily backing Syrian President Bashar ... Separately, Votel said the U.S. military was seeing some "positive indicators" from Pakistan, showing it is becoming more responsive to U.S. concerns about ...
One state … the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way.” In May 2007, Russia pioneered cyber warfare, attacking Estonia's government and commercial banks. Since the brief August 2008 war in Georgia, Russia has modernized its military, hardware and tactics, putting more ...
Egypt's armed forces have used internationally outlawed cluster bombs, made in the United States, in operations aimed at crushing Islamic extremists in .... military efforts both in Egypt and internationally, as human rights advocates and local tribal leaders accuse the military of using scorched-earth tactics ...
Be it saber-rattling in the South China Sea, proselytizing on American college campuses, theft of corporate secrets or censorship of the web, China has alienated one constituency after another in the United States. “The military is gone, the press is gone, the intellectuals are gone, civil society is gone and ...
FILE PHOTO - Commander of the U.S. Central Command General Joseph Votel, waits for the start of a round table meeting of NATO defence ministers and the Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Virginia Mayo/Pool Reuters.
Even though the United States is clearly still struggling at the strategic level in its fight against terrorists and insurgents, it is supremely confident in its ability to defeat ... The diffusion of such tactics seems to be underway, and it may generate serious concerns for U.S. security policy in the future if ignored.
Although the term “shift cold” is not found in official US military doctrine, it is a well-understood “tactic, technique, and procedure” (TTP) for the .... The precise position of the United States on the multiple facets of the requirement to take precautions in attack set forth in Article 57 is somewhat unclear. However ...
WASHINGTON — The United States-led air campaign to hunt down the last pockets of Islamic State militants in eastern Syria effectively ground to a halt ... The new tactics have helped increase strikes in eastern Syria to 23 last week compared with only three in the week ending April 5, military officials said.
The U.S. recently released its Nuclear Posture Review, a road map for the country's nuclear arsenal and related defensive measures. Michael Kofman, an expert on the Russian military at CNA, told Defense News: “It is hard to read the NPR and not feel that the United States is desperately afraid of nuclear ...
ORLANDO -- Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter, like China's Chengdu J-20, has become a bogeyman to the United States in the competition to possess the best fifth-generation fighters in the world. But has the Su-57 made its debut in Syria? The Pentagon, won't confirm it. "The addition of fifth-generation ...
The report appeared skeptical of U.S. military assertions that the tide of battle has turned against the Taliban. Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Kabul, told reporters in November that "we have turned the corner," with the Taliban changing their tactics from trying to seize control of district ...
As with much in the defense sphere, Russian officials are convinced they are playing catchup with the West, particularly with the United States. The Kremlin began to consider the notion of private military companies in the years after the U.S. war in Iraq, where companies such as Blackwater and Triple ...
The U.S. military, they charge, has lost “the art of killing” and consequently, unlike during the U.S. Civil War and World War II, has been unable to break the will of “Islamic terrorists worldwide,” ... (Among other factors, it is precisely this idea that got the United States into Afghanistan and Iraq in the first place.) ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it will not consider harsh interrogation tactics as part of a new 90-day review of detainee ... She also said the review would not in any way include the United States considering the issue of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" that ...
The Pentagon's central message: The U.S. military is refocusing on fighting other nations rather than terrorist groups. That means buying new equipment and embracing innovations so they reach the battlefield faster. “The erosion of U.S. military advantage vis-a-vis China and Russia, if unaddressed, could ...
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated ... The Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System is the United States anti-ballistic missile safeguard, designed to ...
9, 2018, Russian state-run media outlet, citing an anonymous source within the Russian Ministry of Defense, reported that a P-8A had been flying in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in the vicinity of both Khmeimim, also known as Hmeimim or Hmeymim, and the Syrian port city of Tartus during the time of the ...
Despite the naysaying of US hawks more interested in war than a negotiated peace, representatives from North and South Korea met today at the border ... of Kim's New Year's speech where he declared that his “nuclear forces are capable of thwarting and countering” anything from the United States.
"If the United States fails to work with urgency to address this complex and growing threat, the regime in Moscow will become further emboldened," the report says. "It will continue to develop and refine its arsenal to use on democracies around the world, including against US elections in 2018 and 2020.".
Among United States allies and partners in the region, there seems to be a growing doubt that America can win the ongoing competition for influence with China, ... Such salami-slicing tactics are inherently difficult to counter, because they shift the status quo without escalating matters to a level that might set off a US military ...
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit,” ... Under President Ronald Reagan, the US provided Pakistan with $2 billion in military aid and $3 billion in economic assistance for development.
The Blue opposing forces brigade (OPFOR), however, was organized and fought in the fashion of a United States brigade combat team. .... Pentagon consultant Michael Pillsbury described simulated war games between the American military and the PLA where the Chinese side “was the victor” whenever it ...
Russian has used the war in Syria to train scores of its servicemen and to pick up valuable glimpses of the United States' own tricks and tactics on the battlefield, a top Air Force intelligence general said. Moscow launched an aerial campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2015, and ...
A US sale of F-16 fighter upgrade kits to Greece's outdated fleet could increase tensions with Turkey, or it could be offset by the Turkish president's ... The United States and Greece recently agreed to an upgrade of Greece's F-16s at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion, although the final price hasn't been ...
In Stratfor's 2017 Fourth-Quarter Forecast, we wrote that the United States would continue to pressure Pakistan in the hopes of finding an end to the long-running war in Afghanistan. Pakistan, for its part, would be reluctant to persuade Taliban leaders to join the negotiating table, despite U.S. ultimatums.
"Any attempt by North Korea to launch a ballistic missile will be met with a targeted military strike either taking out the missile on the launch pad or blowing it up in the ... "We must stop a situation where North Korea miscalculates and threatens us with nuclear weapons or where the United States considers a ...
The statement sounds alarm bells about the current organizational efforts of U.S. Cyber Command. In fact, the United States is not the only one struggling. A growing number of countries are said to be establishing military cyber commands or equivalent units to develop offensive cyber capabilities, and they ...
Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with reporters about recent military operations in Niger Oct. 23, 2017, at the Pentagon. (DoD photo by Air Force ... The heightened U.S. presence in the Sahel dates back to at least 2007, when the Pentagon established the United States Africa Command, AFRICOM.
The former US Air Force Colonel went on: “So this is their effort at a kind of offensive military operations coupled with influence operations and the other aspect about cyber is that it lends itself very well to being a potent asymmetric weapon against established countries. “So countries like the United States, ...
These figures, first pointed out on Twitter by Dr. Micah Zenko, a foreign policy expert, come from the Pentagon's quarterly reports on personnel. In other words, these numbers are no secret, which raises concerns about the apparent lack of discourse over the expansion of the U.S. military in a region in which ...
The violence that has shattered the country and the tactics that the ... Many Americans don't even know that the United States is ... fact that the U.S. Congress has never explicitly authorized U.S. military involvement in the war.


 

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