New Lt. General takes over the fight against ISIS
Chad Garland Stars and Stripes The latest leadership turnover within the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria brings continuity, more than change, officials said, as a veteran of the campaign returns to command its next stages. Lt. Gen. Pat White assumed command of Operation Inherent... Read more
“Locked & Loaded” President threatens military action after Saudi oil fields attacked
Rick Sobey Boston Herald A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies threatened to fuel a regional crisis on Sunday, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear... Read more
Turkey will have Russian S-400 defense system up and running by next year
Rufiz Hafizoglu Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan The Russian S-400 air defense systems will be used in Turkey in 2020, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Turkey will not transfer the S-400 systems to anyone and will not use them in other countries, Cavusoglu added, Trend reports referring to... Read more
Russian cruise missile with “unlimited” range set for launch by 2025
A Russian cruise missile with “unlimited” range is apparently going to be on global battlefields by 2025, according to U.S. intelligence reports. The air defense-dodging missile, known as “Skyfall” in English, is a hypersonic cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear payloads. Tested between November 2017 and February 2018, the... Read more
Poll: Europeans want to stay out of U.S.-Russian conflict
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes A vast majority of Europeans would want to remain neutral in the event of a conflict between the U.S. and Russia, but two NATO members lean more toward supporting Moscow than their fellow alliance member, a new opinion poll shows. A survey conducted by... Read more
New long-range rockets arrive on German base
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes The first contingent of U.S. rocket artillery vehicles began arriving in Europe on Wednesday to outfit a unique American brigade on the Continent. The 41st Field Artillery Brigade, which activated in November, received the shipment of 16 M270-A1 multiple launch rocket systems, or MLRS,... Read more
U.S. troops staying at southern border through 2020
Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes Defense Secretary Mark Esper has authorized up to 5,500 servicemembers to continue missions along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2020. Esper approved the request last week from the Department of Homeland Security to extend the mission, Lt. Col. Chris Mitchell, a Pentagon... Read more
Poland getting 32 new F-35s after DoD approves $6.5 billion sale
The U.S. State Department has given Lockheed-Martin the green light to sell 32 brand-new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Poland as part of a $6.5 billion order. The sale comes as no surprise to many, as post-Cold War Poland has consistently proven itself to be a reliable ally of... Read more
New firepower headed to the Pacific, USS Gabrielle Giffords sets sail for Thailand
A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship has been equipped with a new strike missile deployed to the Pacific Ocean last week. The USS Gabrielle Giffords departed from San Diego yesterday, hauling the Naval Strike Missile and the MQ-8C Fire Scout drone. Utilizing the drones, the Giffords can destroy over-the-horizon... Read more
Children born on Sept. 11th, 2001 now old enough to continue the War on Terror
Eighteen years have passed since the beginning of the War on Terror- and now people born on September 11, 2001, are old enough to fight in a conflict that has been going on since the day they came into the world. Spurred into a gallop by the attacks at... Read more
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