Archiv: military


00:55 [ Xinhuanet ]

Lebanese army receives military support from Turkey

Nasr said that the light and medium caliber ammunitions received from Turkey are important to enhance the capabilities of the Lebanese army, especially in terms of security operations, and constitute an essential part of the army’s efforts to maintain stability, combat terrorism and counter external attacks.

16.10.2020 - 18:25 [ The Hill ]

Former Mexican defense minister arrested at Los Angeles airport on DEA warrant

Cienfuegos, 72, served under former President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. He was national defense secretary during an extended conflict between drug cartels and Mexico’s army.

08.10.2020 - 22:20 [ Stars and Stripes ]

US and Japanese forces will practice island amphibious landings together this month

U.S. Marines and Japan’s new amphibious brigade will practice amphibious landings on islands off the coast of Japan as part of drills this month involving 46,000 troops from both nations. The landings will take place during the Keen Sword exercise beginning Oct. 26, Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement Wednesday.

08.10.2020 - 22:02 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

Trump: All US Troops in Afghanistan Should Be ‘Home by Christmas’

This seems to be a very recent policy change. Just hours before Trump’s comments, the national security adviser said that there would still be 2,500 US troops left in Afghanistan by early 2021. This is roughly in line with previous comments on the matter.

06.10.2020 - 05:48 [ France24 ]

Military appointed to key posts in Mali’s interim govt

At least four central cabinet posts—defence, security, territorial administration and national reconciliation—went to colonels in the army, according to a decree read live on state television by the president’s secretary-general Sekou Traore.

04.10.2020 - 01:59 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Army to shut down units created to help soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq

The Asymmetric Warfare Group and the Rapid Equipping Force will be deactivated by Sept. 30, 2021, the statement said. Personnel and resources from both organizations will be absorbed into the larger force, the Army said.

20.09.2020 - 03:08 [ Antiwar.com ]

US, Guyana to Launch Joint Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela

The US and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols near the country’s disputed maritime border with Venezuela. The initiative was announced on Friday by Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a four-country tour of South America to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

05.09.2020 - 23:53 [ Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan ]

Deputy Defense Ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia held a meeting in Baku

In his turn, the First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation R. Tsalikov stressed that our countries, linked by historical roots, are strategic partners. Such meetings also play an important role in the development of Azerbaijani-Russian relations.

25.08.2020 - 21:53 [ CounterPunch ]

The Architecture of Surveillance in Northern Virginia

Even assuming that most of their jobs are pointless, it’s a lot of damn people keeping our rebellious impulses in check. Then there’s Fort Belvoir, Andrews Airforce Base, Quantico, Anacostia-Bolling. US Defense Services. Navy Intelligence. Department of Homeland Security. The National Reconnaissance Office. The Bureau of Intelligence and Research. The Office of Intelligence and Analysis. The NSA, FBI, CIA. Booz Allen Hamilton. Boeing. Humana. Raytheon. BAE Systems. General Dynamics. Northrup Grumman. Lockheed Martin.

A truly high maintenance group, the ruling class.

20.08.2020 - 00:59 [ France24 ]

African Union suspends Mali’s membership as international community condemns coup

The mutinous soldiers who staged the coup, who have called themselves the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, have promised a transition to civil political rule with elections to be held in a “reasonable amount of time“. In the meantime they have closed the country’s borders and announced a curfew.

07.08.2020 - 19:23 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia’s Coup-Born Regime to Deploy Troops to Quell Protests

The elections were supposed to be held on September 6, but Añez delayed them to October 18. The COB and other social movements are demanding that the election date be set to any day between September 6 and October 18.