Tag: Military

Israeli PM says Palestinians should self-govern but without military power

Speaking at a news conference in Sydney with the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Benjamin Netanyahu says while he supported self-government for Palestinians, any solution must not be a threat to the state of Israel. ‘Let them govern themselves but let them not have the military and the physical power to threaten Israel,’ Netanyahu tells […]

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three days,” General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force’s ground units, told a news […]

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three days,” General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force’s ground units, told a news […]

Russia military drills sparks concerns Putin is planning WAR with West

RUSSIA’S upcoming joint military drill with neighbouring Belarus has been described as a “demonstrative preparation for war with the West” amid fears Vladimir Putin could be planning an invasion.   Lithuania’s president Dalia Grybauskaite warned the Zapad 2017 joint military drills are a clear indication that Russia is preparing for war. And she appealed to […]

NATO braces for first talks with Trump’s defence chief

NATO allies meet new US Defence Secretary James Mattis for the first time in Brussels Wednesday, seeking reassurance over President Donald Trump’s commitment but bracing for military spending demands. Pentagon head Mattis has voiced support for the transatlantic alliance, in contrast with the sceptical Trump, and has been tougher on Russia than his boss, whose […]

Putin calls for strengthening Russia’s military nuclear potential

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for reinforcing the country’s military nuclear potential and making sure its missiles can penetrate any missile-defence systems. “We need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems,” Putin said at a defence […]

Military Intelligence head warns of instability in West Bank, possible wave of terror

Israel should prepare for a possible wave of terror attacks amid growing instability in the West Bank caused by a power struggle in the Palestinian Authority over who will succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate warned on Sunday. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never […]

New Putin move to win a military base in Libya

Libyan Gen Khalifa Hafter arrived in Moscow Sunday, Nov. 26, with a request for Russian arms and military support for his army. He was welcomed in Moscow, which saw an opening for Russia to gain its first military base in North Africa. According to DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources, President Vladimir Putin began to envision […]

Russian military deploys powerful new missiles to Baltic region

The Russian military has deployed state-of-the art anti-shipping missiles in the country’s westernmost Baltic region, the Interfax news agency has reported, a move that comes amid rising tensions in ties between Russia and the west. The military has put Bastion missile launchers on duty in the Kaliningrad exclave that borders the Nato members Poland and […]

EU Army: ‘We need MILITARY SCHENGEN’ says MEP

The super army would be funded by all 28 member states – including Britain, which will be forced to pay as Article 50 has not yet been ratified. Speaking tonight in Strasborg, MEP Urmas Paet said the army must become a reality “without further delays”. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group member […]