Russian and Chinese Troops Step Up War Games-Practice Nuclear Strikes


Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops. Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed to counter growing concerns of a westward Russian military encroachment, according to U.S. officials. … [Read more...]

Putin to Arm Iran

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer to supply Iran S-300 air defence missile systems as well as build a second reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, the Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday. Putin will renew an old offer to supply Iran with five of the sophisticated ground-to-air missile systems at a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on … [Read more...]

Putin warns Russia will come to Syria’s aid over US strike


As he touched down in St. Petersburg on Thursday morning, President Obama greeted his host Vladimir Putin with a handshake and a smile. But the cordial greeting belies the tinderbox the two leaders are sitting on, as they posture and deliberate over a potential U.S. strike on Syria -- one of Russia's closest Mideast allies. Putin escalated concerns about the … [Read more...]

Iran: ‘Thousands of missiles’ to rain on Israel


Iran is threatening to launch a massive missile strike against Israel if the United States attacks Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people, which could touch off a full-blown war in the region. “The day of reckoning is near,” according to Hossein Shariatmadari, the chief editor of Keyhan newspaper, an outlet controlled by Iran’s supreme leader, … [Read more...]

Iran, N. Korea run operations room in Syria


NEW YORK – Iranian and North Korean experts are directing an operations room for the Syrian army ahead of a possible showdown with Western powers, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND. The Iranians and North Koreans, based inside Syria, are focusing their efforts on ensuring the viability of Syria’s air defense systems while … [Read more...]

Russia warns U.S. not to repeat in Syria past mistakes in region

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(Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Sunday against repeating past mistakes, saying that any unilateral military action in Syria would undermine efforts for peace and have a devastating impact on the security situation in the Middle East. The Russian Foreign Ministry said its statement was a response to U.S. actions to give it the option of an armed strike … [Read more...]

Russian and Chinese Military Use Live Ammo During ‘Operation Peace’

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CHELYABINSK, Russia, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Russian troops conducted their first joint exercises using live ammunition during anti-terrorism drill Peace Mission-2013 on Friday. … [Read more...]

Report: CIA Silencing Operatives with Knowledge of Benghazi Operations


A new report indicates that there were dozens of CIA operatives at the Annex in Benghazi when the nearby consulate was attacked. According to unnamed sources, the CIA is going to extraordinary lengths to keep their operations there a secret. CNN reports that 35 Americans were in Benghazi during the attack, seven of whom were wounded. One source calls the current effort … [Read more...]

Russia starts largest snap military exercise in post-Soviet period


MOSCOW, July 13 (Xinhua) -- About 160,000 servicemen early Saturday participated in Russia's largest snap combat readiness military exercise since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia's defense minister said. The large-scale military drill also involves nearly 1,000 tanks and armored fighting vehicles, 130 aircraft from a wide range of units and 70 naval … [Read more...]

China, Russia to hold joint military drills

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MOSCOW, July 1 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia will hold two joint military drills in the coming two months, military officials from both countries said here Monday. Fang Fenghui, chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People' s Liberation Army (PLA), together with his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov, ratified relevant documents and announced the decision at a … [Read more...]

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