06 May 2019

Kim Jong Un oversees multiple missile tests: State media

North Korean state media reported on Sunday that the country’s leader Kim Jung-un oversaw a “strike drill” a day earlier. As part of the military exercise, various tactical guided weapons were shot into the East Sea. At the start of the drill, Kim stated that his country needs to “increase

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06 May 2019

US sends aircraft carrier and bomber task force to ‘warn Iran’

US national security advisor John Bolton said that the US has sent an aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East “to send a clear and unmistakeable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with

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03 May 2019

Afghanistan vows to release 175 Taliban prisoners after peace summit

Days after a new round of peace negotiations between the US government and the Taliban began in the Qatari capital Doha, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani told a grand tribal council in Kabul that his country will release 175 Taliban prisoners as a gesture of goodwill and that he is willing

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03 May 2019

China stealing foreign military technology in race to become world power: Report

The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday released its annual report[pdf] assessing the military power of China. The report states that China continues to pursue economic, foreign policy and security strategies that contribute to the realization of “a powerful and prosperous China that is equipped with a ‘world-class’ military,

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02 May 2019

As Guaido admits he needs more military support, Trump warns of worse to come in Venezuela

In an attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the country’s opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido this week called on the people of Venezuela to take to the streets, while urging members of the military to turn on their president. However, on Wednesday Guaido acknowledged that he

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01 May 2019

Trump weighs labeling Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

US President Donald Trump plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. The decision is a response to a recent request by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a military commander who came to power after organizing a coup against the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule of Egypt under President Mohamed

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01 May 2019

Classified or nonexistent: Tracking Taliban control goes dark as focus shifts to getting out

The US military will stop publishing figures on the Afghan areas and citizens under control of the Taliban and other insurgent forces. Analysts believe this decision signifies a shift in US military strategy for the war in Afghanistan, from battling insurgency toward prioritizing the exit of US troops from the

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30 Apr 2019

Isis leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in five years

A little over a week after Islamic State suicide bombers killed hundreds of people in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, a new propaganda video of the terror group has surfaced, showing leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for the first time in five years. In the brief video, al-Baghdadi acknowledges that

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30 Apr 2019

Air raids trap civilians in Libyan capital Tripoli

Over the past two days, the Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar intensified its push for the Libyan capital, resulting in heavy fighting and shelling between the LNA and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. Haftar launched his campaign

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30 Apr 2019

Global military spending at new post-Cold War high, fueled by U.S., China: think-tank

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is warning that countries across the world spent more on their armies last year than they did at any point since the Cold War ended. Worldwide military spending reached $1.82 trillion in 2018, a 2.6% increase over the year before. For the US

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