Tag: Military

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 […]


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 […]

Kurdish forces enter town near Mosul as Iraqi troops find mass grave

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have exchanged heavy fire with militants as they entered a town held by Islamic State east of Mosul, while troops advancing south of the city discovered a mass grave containing an estimated 100 or so decapitated bodies. The offensive to reclaim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to […]

Iranian Military Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader. The IRGC “will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” according to the Iranian military […]

Committee finds IDF was unprepared during Protective Edge

A military committee headed by Maj. Gen. Yossi Bachar charged with reviewing Operation Protective Edge has published some of its conclusions. Among other points, it has found that the IDF was not adequately prepared based on the amount of Hamas casualties relative to the amount of firepower used against them.   The Bachar Committee examined […]