S. Korea refuses to send troops to Strait of Hormuz despite 70% of its crude oil imports shipping through there
“I would hope that Korea will send forces out there,” Amb. Harry Harris said in an interview with broadcaster KBS, adding that South Korea gets so much of its energy from the Middle East. More than 70 percent of South Korea’s crude oil imports are shipped through the Strait... Read more
Senator says Trump is probably lying like Bush did to bring US into war with Iraq

When President George W. Bush asked Congress to authorize military force in Iraq in 2002, Sen. Sherrod Brown said he voted no because he believed the administration was lying.

Read more
Trump warns Iran but says US ‘ready to embrace peace with all who seek it’

President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Grand Foyer of the White House hours after Iran rained more than a dozen rockets down on airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iranians said the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike last week that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Tehran’s most powerful leaders.

Read more
Japan’s Navy is offering free wifi to lure new recruits
In light of a severe personnel shortage, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force is seeking to lure in new recruits- with free WiFi. Noting that the idea of being without internet while aboard a ship is unappealing to Japanese youth, the JMSDF is looking “to expand Wi-fi access to... Read more
Prosecutors want to jail retired general Michael Flynn for six months
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who twice pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with a Russian ambassador, should serve time in jail for his offense, prosecutors told a U.S. judge in Washington, D.C., withdrawing their previous recommendation for leniency. Prosecutors told... Read more
‘1917’ review: World War I tale captures a realistic, riveting race across enemy lines

At the heart of Sam Mendes’ World War I movie “1917” is a beautiful trick: a brilliant feat of camera work (by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins) that causes us…

Read more
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: ‘Real risk to Persian culture’ is Iran supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday brushed aside critiques that President Donald Trump had called for war crimes by targeting Iranian cultural sites, arguing any U.S. strikes would fall within international law and that it was the Iranian regime actually threatening culture through oppression and murder. “The real... Read more
Omar among lawmakers calling for congressional control over U.S. action on Iran
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution Sunday to block the use of U.S. military force against Iran without congressional authorization, and is one of many lawmakers calling for more consultation with Congress on the precarious situation. Many members of Congress condemned President Donald Trump’s decision last week to... Read more
The Navy’s newest fleet was created to confront Russia
The US Navy’s Second fleet -which was reinstated in 2018 to confront Russia- is fully operational and operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. The Navy made the announcement on December 31 and noted that the fleet will oversee operations in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. “This is a dynamic response... Read more
70 former air force cadets handed life terms in Turkey coup trial

An Istanbul court on Friday sentenced 70 former Turkish Air Force cadets to life for their role in a 2016 coup attempt.

Read more
  • 100% ad free experience
  • Get our best stories sent to your inbox every day
  • Membership to private Facebook group
Show your support for continued hard hitting content.
Only $19.99 per year!
Become a War is Boring subscriber