Israel unveils ‘laser sword’ defense system to stop rockets and drones
The Israelis are working on a laser defense system to knock out enemy mortars and rockets, referring to the weapon as a “laser sword.” An add-on feature to help the surrounded nation’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system, and can be used no matter the weather conditions. The laser, which... 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.

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Iran-backed militia leader vows revenge against US, Israel for death of general
Baghdad (dpa) – The head of an Iraqi militia backed by Iran vows revenge against the United States and Israel after the killing of a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia leader in an attack in Baghdad. “In return for the blood of the martyr Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes... Read more
Iraqi protesters withdraw from US embassy after unrest
Baghdad (dpa) – Iraqi protesters have retreated from outside the US embassy in Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Wednesday, a day after the protesters, angered by US airstrikes on an Iran-allied militia, attacked the building. “All protesters have withdrawn and all aspects, which accompanied these protests, have ended,”... Read more
Erdogan: Turkey to send troops to Libya upon Tripoli’s request
Istanbul (dpa) – Turkey will deploy troops to Libya upon the invitation of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. A bill for deployment will be sent to parliament when it opens next month, he added. “Since now there is an invitation [from... Read more
Army wants to use soldiers’ boots to generate electricity
The US Army is investing over $16 million to generate electricity using the footsteps of Soldiers- and it could provide a much-needed weight reduction to troops on the ground. With more electronics finding their way into the loadouts of Soldiers, the need to charge items has become a widespread... Read more
Turkey’s president says he could close Incirlik Air Base over US sanctions

Turkey is prepared to kick the U.S. military out of Incirlik Air Base if Washington imposes sanctions on the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, raising the stakes after a similar warning was made last week by Turkey’s foreign minister.

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Turkey warns sanctions could jeopardize US access to Incirlik Air Base
Turkey could kick the U.S. out of Incirlik Air Base if Washington moves forward with sanctions linked to Ankara’s incursion into Syria and the purchase of Russian weaponry, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said. A separate base that hosts a key U.S. Army radar used for NATO missile defense... Read more
Taliban claim deadly attack on US military base in Afghanistan

The Taliban insurgent group claimed responsibility for a complex attack that hit a medical facility near the largest US military base in Afghanistan early on Wednesday.

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Turkey says it will reciprocate if US imposes sanctions over S-400s
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuoglu warned on Wednesday that Ankara will retaliate against possible US sanctions over its purchase of Russian missile defence systems. Cavusoglu suggested that Ankara denying US access to two military bases in Turkey would be among the options. “Incirlik will come, Kurecik will too come... Read more
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