Tag: World War 3

IAF, USAF hold joint F-35 drill in southern Israel

Despite the coronavirus, Israeli Air Force F-35s trained alongside American F-35s on Sunday in the Enduring Lightening training exercise. The drill had pilots drill on “a wide variety of operational theaters while strengthening the cooperation between the forces,” as well as face various aerial and ground threats the IAF said in a statemen. The drill […]

U.S., Seoul call on North Korea to stop ‘inappropriate’ missile tests

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East China Sea over the weekend, according to the South Korean military — a move that highlights the country’s continuing military expansion amid a global health pandemic. The U.S. and South Korea have said they are looking into the launches, while Seoul called on Pyongyang to […]

North Korea fires weapons after threatening ‘momentous’ action

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, two days after the North threatened to take “momentous” action to protest outside condemnation over its earlier live-fire exercises. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the multiple kinds of projectiles fired from the eastern coastal town of Sondok flew […]

Iran refusing to give answers on 3 undeclared nuclear sites, UN watchdog says

Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium over the last three months in violation of its deal with world powers and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites, the UN nuclear watchdog agency said Tuesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency made the statement in a confidential report distributed to […]

Iran’s President: Trump Doesn’t Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin” his chances of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The Iranian leader added that war would […]

Will deploying low-grade nuclear weapons make nuclear war more likely?

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in December by a vote of 477 to 36 allows deployment of the “low yield” W 76-2 (5-7 kilotons) tactical nuclear warhead. They will be added to the Trident II D5 ballistic missiles carried by the Kitsap-Bangor Trident submarines on Hood Canal in Puget Sound about 20 […]

Amid US-Iran tensions, Japanese warship heads to Middle East

A Japanese warship departed Sunday for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country’s oil tankers in waters where tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high. The guided-missile destroyer Takanami with some 200 sailors left Japan’s main naval base in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. Its main task is primarily to gather intelligence in […]

Most Millennials Expect World War III in Their Lifetime

A survey of 16,000 millennials in 16 countries at peace and at war indicates a majority is nervous about the future, and a large plurality believes heightened global tensions are likely to lead to a catastrophic war.  Launch of the report was commissioned last year by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The ICRC […]

Turkish Leader Threatens Action in Libya, Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening action in both Libya and Syria as rhetoric ramps up in the face of looming regional setbacks and growing frustrations with Moscow. Erdogan, addressing parliament Tuesday, issued a stark warning to Damascus not to violate the latest brokered cease-fire in Syrian rebel-controlled Idlib province. “We hope the cease-fire […]

Congress Votes to Stop Trump From Military Escalation With Iran

The U.S House of Representatives voted on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to use military force against Iran. The House passed the “War Powers” resolution  largely along party lines, by a vote of 224-194. There were eight Democratic lawmakers who voted against the resolution, and three Republicans who supported it. The resolution is now […]