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Putin's big plans to become Russia's president for life are no sure thing

The coronavirus and climate change might create a Russia that Putin isn't able to or interested in running, writes Candace Rondeaux.
Military & Defense 2020-06-28T12:30:00Z
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Caught between Trump and China, one of the US's closest allies is starting to have second thoughts

Trump's policies and China's strong-arm tactics are fraying the longstanding "mateship" between the US and Australia.
Military & Defense 2020-06-28T10:32:00Z
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Russia just opened a massive cathedral in honor of its armed forces, with steps rumored to be made from melted Nazi tanks

Russia's Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces was built to celebrate the army's WWII victory — and is timed perfectly to shore up Putin's power.
Military & Defense 2020-06-27T17:56:05Z

Russia releases video of another intercept of US aircraft over a hotspot for military activity in Europe

The encounter is only the latest in a part of Europe that is seeing increasing military activity amid tensions between Russia and NATO countries.

China and India are flexing their military muscle near a disputed border region

Chinese forces have held live-fire drills in Tibet while India has deployed battle tanks close to the conflict zone.
Military & Defense 2020-06-27T16:12:33Z

US stealth fighters scrambled to intercept Russian military aircraft near Alaska for the sixth time this month

The latest intercept marks the tenth time this year NORAD has sent fighters to intercept Russian military aircraft approaching Alaska.

5 of the most accurate military portrayals on the big screen

Hollywood portrayals of the military often miss the mark, but that makes the accurate depictions stand out all the more.

Military leaders are standing up to Trump, and that's not necessarily a good sign

It's a type of political reassurance that is normally only needed in countries whose commitment to democracy is questionable, writes Frida Ghitis.
Politics 2020-06-27T08:12:00Z

China's new, hardline 'wolf warrior' diplomacy is supposed to cement its dominance — but it's also uniting its rivals abroad and dividing people at home

A new form of statecraft is taking hold in China: that of issuing insulting, brash offenses against China's critics, instead of keeping a low profile.
Military & Defense 2020-06-26T21:57:38Z

Trump jokes that he helped design US Navy's newest 'yacht with missiles'

"That's a terrible-looking ship, let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same, and maybe less," Trump joked.
Military & Defense 2020-06-26T21:29:20Z

Russia reportedly paid Taliban-linked militants bounty money to kill American troops

Russian officials said they were not aware of the allegations that the country's military offered bounties to kill US troops.
Politics 2020-06-26T12:32:33Z

An Australian politician's home was raided amid allegations that Chinese government agents have infiltrated the country

Authorities raided the home of Shaoquett Moselmane, a state politician from the opposition Labor party, on Friday.
Politics 2020-06-26T11:42:23Z

Boris Johnson played Trump 'like a fiddle' according to John Bolton

'I had the sense that behind those twinkling eyes [Johnson] was playing Trump like a fiddle too.'
Military & Defense 2020-06-26T11:00:00Z

The US Navy's top admiral in Europe says China is copying Russia's interference playbook there

Russia threatens and interferes with its neighbors in Europe, and China may be looking to do the same, Adm. James Foggo said Thursday.
News 2020-06-26T06:02:25Z

Australia's army is helping with door-to-door free testing in neighborhoods seeing a spike in coronavirus cases

Australia has called in its army to assist in testing a number of neighborhoods that have become new coronavirus hotspots.
Military & Defense 2020-06-25T21:53:08Z

North Korea says 'Harry Potter' is a good example for kids

The Harry Potter series shows kids how to "develop their future by revealing their personal strengths and skills," a North Korean newspaper said.

After deadly border clash with China, India wants Russia to hurry up and deliver its S-400 air-defense system

China already has the Russian-made S-400 in its arsenal, and after a bloody border brawl, India wants to get its hands on the system it ordered.

5 facts about the Korean War, a war still technically being fought 70 years later

North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea on June 25, 1950, starting the Korean War, the first armed conflict of the Cold War.

F-35s told not to fly near thunderstorms over fears a lightning strike could make the jet explode

It's not the first time the F-35 has had problems with its fuel system that could potentially lead to explosions.

How Air Force maintainers keep the F-22 cockpit from falling apart

The F-22 Raptor is one of the world's most sophisticated aircraft. But as advanced as it is, it's not immune to corrosion.

How a small vacation hub on Mexico's Pacific coast became the country's most violent state

Once an idyllic vacation destination, Colima has seen mounting bloodshed, including brazen public killings of government officials.
Military & Defense 2020-06-25T12:21:09Z

The president of Kosovo abruptly dropped out of a White House peace summit after prosecutors accused him of war crimes, including 100 murders

Hashim Thaçi was mid-air on the way to the US and had to turn back to Kosovo. Prosecutors said he was "criminally responsible" for nearly 100 murders.
News 2020-06-25T05:45:15Z

Defense Department accuses Huawei, along with 19 other top Chinese companies, of having links to the Chinese military

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and Hikvision, a Chinese supplier of video surveillance equipment, were called out.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T21:25:38Z

Record heat in the Arctic is setting the stage for a different kind of conflict

Rising heat and shrinking ice are opening the Arctic to more ships, but those changes also have implications for resources on which countries depend.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T20:24:55Z

Trump claimed Shinzo Abe's father was disappointed he couldn't carry out kamikaze attack, former adviser says

"Trump used it to show how tough the Japanese were generally, and how tough Abe was in particular," former national security adviser John Bolton said.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T18:38:32Z

400 National Guard troops stand ready to defend 'key monuments' in DC as Trump threatens statue vandals with a decade in prison

The unarmed Guard personnel will serve as "a uniformed deterrence" in "a civil disturbance and security role," the Pentagon said.

Inside the 'silent service': An interview with the Navy's top submarine admiral

"No undersea force, past or present, can match today's US submarine force," Vice Adm. Daryl Caudle says.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T17:14:50Z

Lawmakers want to know if the US military's UFO sightings are the work of foreign adversaries

A new bill would require the Pentagon and intelligence agencies to say whether foreign adversaries are behind reported "unidentified aerial phenomenon."

A key nuclear-weapons treaty may not survive 'the most hostile and dangerous US-Russian relations in decades'

The US probably won't withdraw but "letting the agreement expire...is a real danger," Harvard professor and nuclear weapons expert Matthew Bunn says.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T15:50:02Z

India and China's deadliest border clash in decades risks war between nuclear-armed rivals — here's how the world's 2 largest militaries stack up

India and China are trying to de-escalate, but their deadliest clash in decades raises the risk of a war between the world's two biggest countries.

The US's latest move to oust Assad from Syria may only help him dig in further

Opinion: By destroying legitimate commerce and immiserating the middle class, sanctions undermine the institutions a functioning society needs.
Politics 2020-06-24T12:45:26Z

Europe's view of the United States has nosedived thanks to Trump's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic

A new survey of European citizens shows that almost 60% said their view of the US had worsened since the start of the coronavirus crisis.
News 2020-06-24T10:36:03Z

Russia held a massive World War II memorial parade in Moscow despite its coronavirus outbreak. Veterans spent 14 days in quarantine to sit with Putin.

Thousands of military personnel marched in Moscow's Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T08:12:00Z

Russia is trying to lure Trump into a dangerous prisoner swap, intelligence officials say

Russia has been quietly pitching the US to return Viktor Bout, a notorious arms dealer, in exchange for Paul Whelan, officials told Insider.

Chinese nationals with ties to the Chinese government donated hundreds of thousands to support Trump's reelection, according to report

The Wall Street Journal identified four Chinese nationals with ties to the Chinese government who met President Trump and other Republican lawmakers.
Military & Defense 2020-06-24T05:58:26Z

A day after another Iranian tanker arrives in Venezuela, the US sends another warship to sail along its coast

The US Navy's second freedom of navigation operation off the coast of Venezuela this year comes a day after another Iranian tanker arrived there.

The Air Force is finally getting its first new pistol in 35 years

The Air Force bought 125,000 M18s pistols to replace the M9 sidearms that airman have used since 1985.
Military & Defense 2020-06-23T18:22:13Z

Trump wants to use this little known law to send protesters defacing and toppling statues to prison for 10 years

The law does not apply to many statues that have been targeted, such as those honoring segregationists, Confederate leaders and explorers.

Trump's latest treaty withdrawal shows how the US is losing its imagination for dealing with global problems

"Our current lack of imagination is so unlike the spirit of possibility we had then," writes Bonnie Jenkins, a member of the US delegation that negotiated the Open Skies Treaty.

Can you spread the coronavirus if you don't know you have it? 5 things to know about asymptomatic COVID-19

There's growing evidence that COVID-19 is being spread by people who have it but don't show symptoms.

Here are the first photos of the F-35A dropping inert nuclear bombs during testing

The F-35A will be a dual-capable aircraft, meaning it will have the ability to deliver nuclear ordnance as well as conventional weapons.

Airmen in Alaska put together the first bombs for the base's new F-35 fighters

The base started receiving its F-35s earlier this year, and the munitions are what prepare the stealth fighters for combat operations.

The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment just activated its newest unit

The new unit will specialize in cyber and electronic warfare, intelligence gathering and analysis, and operate remotely piloted aircraft.
Politics 2020-06-23T11:26:39Z

Evidence of Russia's 'likely hold' over Trump was covered up by the UK government, according to a former British spy

Christopher Steele, a former MI6 spy, said Theresa May's government threw a "blanket" over information about Trump's ties to Putin.
Politics 2020-06-23T09:13:17Z

Saudi Arabia banned Hajj for international visitors this year due to the coronavirus, forfeiting as much as $4 billion in revenue

Around 70% of Muslims who complete the Hajj each year come from outside Saudi Arabia, meaning the government will lose out on billions in revenue.
Politics 2020-06-22T22:48:35Z

A US Army soldier planned a 'mass casualty' attack on his unit with an extremist occult neo-Nazi group, federal prosecutors allege

He called himself a traitor in interviews with authorities and said that his aim was to kill as many of his fellow soldiers as possible.
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T21:58:24Z

Jim Mattis emailed Fiona Hill saying he was 'enormously proud' of her work after she testified in Trump's impeachment hearing

"I've wanted to drop you a note paying my respects but hesitated in the immediate aftermath of your testimony," Jim Mattis said.
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T21:32:22Z

Here's how US Navy sub hunters prepare themselves for 'unsafe' intercepts by America's rivals

A US Navy leader told Insider how P-8 aircrews are trained to react when an adversary's fighter jet starts "doing barrel rolls over your airplane."
Military & Defense 2020-06-22T19:30:00Z

75 years ago, the US's largest invasion in the Pacific may have prevented an even bigger fight with the Japanese

In spring 1945, all that stood between Allied forces and the Japanese home islands was the island of Okinawa, and the Japanese knew it.

The Air Force is practicing to rapidly rearm and refuel F-15 fighter jets again

Air Force crews in Saudi Arabia have been practicing integrated combat turns in order to get F-15s back in the air faster.
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