U.S. and South Korea combine air forces for Vigilant Ace exercise on the Korean Peninsula
Combined U.S.-South Korea forces send 230 aircraft, including 5th-generation stealth fighters, to exercise Vigilant Ace, ensuring alliance airpower is ready to defend Korea.
U.S. to provide $350M assistance along with lethal weapons for Ukraine
Assistance for Ukraine worth $350 million, which includes granting lethal weapons, is envisaged by the draft defense budget for the fiscal year 2018 approved by the U.S.
U.S. Special Operations Forces train with Ukrainian counterparts
As the U.S. special operations forces were invited this year to participate in Sea Breeze-2017, the Ukrainian-U.S. military exercise in southern Ukraine, the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe's Naval Special Warfare Command operators were “eager to sign up for the mission,” the U.S. Department of Defense reports.
U.S. forces down combat drone of Syrian army
The U.S. troops shot down a battle drone of Bashaar al-Assad’s army, as the Western coalition units patrolled the area beyond the demilitarized zone in southern Syria.
Reuters: U.S., partners plan European military exercise with 25,000 troops
About 25,000 military forces from the United States and 23 other countries will take part in a large-scale military exercise called "Saber Guardian" planned in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania next month, according to Reuters.
Russia violates intl law sending 65th 'humanitarian' convoy to Donbas – Ukrainian border service
Russia in violation of international law has sent its 65th so-called international aid convoy to Donbas in eastern Ukraine, according to Ukraine's State Border Service.
Suicide attack on NATO convoy in Kabul kills eight civilians – media
A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday killed eight people and wounded at least 28, officials said, in an attack on a convoy of armored personnel carriers used by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, according to Reuters.
U.S. general wants more troops in Europe to deter Russia – media
The general in charge of U.S. military operations in Europe told lawmakers that U.S. force posture — which includes two brigade combat teams and one rotational brigade in Europe — must increase over time, The Hill reports.
Trump: Huge conflict with Pyongyang possible
There is a chance that the U.S. and the North Korea would be involved in a military conflict. U.S. President Donald Trump said that in his interview with Reuters.
Decision to drop "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan did not need Trump’s approval
Decision to attack "Islamic State" positions in Afghanistan by using "mother of all bombs" did not require the approval of US President Donald Trump. This was reported by Associated Press, noting that the information was provided in Pentagon. At the same time, "officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter".
Media publishes video of American MOAB bomb explosion in Afghanistan
CNN channel published the video of massive bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used
U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said, according to the Associated Press.
Russia knew of upcoming Syrian chemical attack – media
The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but has no proof of Moscow's involvement, a senior U.S. official said Monday, according to the Associated Press.
U.S. Army General in Europe calls for lethal weaponry for Ukraine
Curtis Scaparrotti, the top U.S. military commander in Europe, again backed sending more advanced weaponry to Ukraine to help it in its fight against Russia-backed separatists, Radio Free Europe reports.
Russian reconnaissance ship seen off the coast of the United States
The Russia's Meridian-class reconnaissance ship "Viktor Leonov" is once again located in international waters off the eastern coast of the United States, as reported by the television channel Fox News.
Head of Rostec: Despite sanctions against Russia, Americans buy Kalashnikov assault rifles
The U.S. continues to buy Russian Kalashnikov assault rifles despite sanctions against the Russian Federation, said Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec State Corporation.
Kosovo Seeks To Root Out Radical Islam In Prison System
PRISTINA -- Kosovo is trying to counter a perceived radicalization threat within its prison population amid reports of a surge in the embrace of more radical beliefs by practicing Muslims and others.
NATO, Russia Hold First Top-Level Military Talks In Three Years
Senior military officials from Russia and NATO have held their first direct talks since the Western alliance cut military contacts with Russia three years ago over the Kremlin's interference in Ukraine.
Kyrgyz Party Claims Leader's Arrest Is Linked To Plane Crash Probe
BISHKEK -- The turmoil in Kyrgyzstan over the arrest of opposition party leader Omurbek Tekebaev has taken a new turn after his political party claimed that he was targeted for prosecution to suppress evidence that a cargo plane which crashed outside the capital in January was carrying goods belonging to President Almazbek Atambaev.
Estonia conducts military exercises with participation of the U.S soldiers
The Talvelaager (Winter Camp) winter exercises started on the 27th of February at the central testing ground of the Estonian Defense Forces, as reported by ERR.ee citing the Ministry of Defense of Estonia. Military exercises will last until the 5th of March.
Lithuania has requested that the U.S. military's deployment in the country be permanent
Linas Linkevičius, head of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, said that the country considers the constant presence of American troops in their territory necessary, and that this request has already been expressed to the US authorities.
Russia is ready to discuss the creation of safe zones in Syria with the US
The Kremlin is ready to discuss creation of a safe zones in Syria with the USA, however any such plan must be agreed upon with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow on February 22, reported Radio Liberty.
In Syria And Ukraine, Russia Positions Itself As Solution To Problems It Created
The world is becoming ever more tumultuous. But amid the general storm one country can be relied upon to maintain a sanguine -- and sanguinary -- course: Vladimir Putin's Russia.
The United States and Russia remain the world’s largest arms exporters
The United States and Russia remain the world’s largest exporters of weapons. Their joint share in world exports amounted to 5% during the period from 2012 to 2016, RIA Novosti reported, citing a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Militants again disrupt withdrawal of weapons in Donbas, five shellings registered overnight
There are no preconditions for the withdrawal of weapons and for putting in place a ceasefire on the division line, Leonid Matiukhin, a representative of the press center of the headquarters of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), said on 112.ua TV channel.
US military arrives in Bulgaria for joint exercises
The deployment of a US military division to the “Novo Selo” training ground in Bulgaria has begun in the as part of strengthening NATO's eastern flank, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense reported.
Stoltenberg announced NATO’s intention to support allies in the Black Sea
NATO is going to reinforce its defense and "support allies" in the Black Sea as stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor Meleșcanu, as reported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Roadside Bomb Kills Three Paramilitary Soldiers In Pakistan
A roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, the military has said in a statement.
U.S. Commander Says Fight Against Taliban In Afghanistan Is A Stalemate
WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander says the war against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has ground to a stalemate.
A US drone conducted a reconnaissance mission over the Donbas
On Tuesday, February 7th, a strategic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk with the call sign UAVGH000 conducted another reconnaissance flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, as stated by Western websites that track the movement of military aircraft.
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