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August 7, 2018 | Other News

US reimposes sanctions on Iran, spelling end to 2015 pact

Middle East Eye: The United States reimposed a number of sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, turning the clock back to a time before 2015, when Tehran had penalties lifted in return for curbing its nuclear programme. The first of two waves of sanctions targeted Iranian access to foreign currency and exports and imports of carpets… read more

August 7, 2018 | Other News

Russian Baltic Fleet missile frigate enters Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy mission

TASS: KALININGRAD, August 7. /TASS/. The Russian Baltic Fleet’s frigate Yaroslav Mudry has left the port of Djibouti to start an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov said on Tuesday. “After leaving the port of Djibouti, the Russian combat ship Yaroslav Mudry has embarked on an anti-piracy mission in the… read more

August 6, 2018 | Other News

A New Bill May Boost US Military Aid to Israel to More Than $3.8 Bln – Reports

Sputnik News: The document was clinched in the wake of a memorandum of understanding on security assistance between Washington and Tel Aviv in 2016. US senators have passed a bill which is paving the way for military aid to Israel that may exceed 3.8 billion dollars, according to the Minnesota-based website Mint Press News. The… read more

August 6, 2018 | Other News

France developing new multi-mission air-to-air missile

Defense Blog: On July 24, 2018, the French Defence Minister Florence Parly, formally authorized the program for the development of the new multi-mission air-to-air missile system MICA NG (MICA Nouvelle Génération). This missile program to renew the medium-range interception, close combat and self-protection capabilities of the Rafale and the latest versions of Mirage 2000-5 combat… read more

August 6, 2018 | Other News

Defense Budget Shifts Military’s Focus From Terrorism To China And Russia

NPR: It may seem counter-intuitive and head-scratchingly odd, but Congress nearly always approves defense spending bills before the armed services committees — which actually oversee the Pentagon — vote on how the money will be spent. Not this year. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 was enacted this month… read more

August 3, 2018 | Other News

China Asks Asia Powers to Joint in War Games and US is Not Invited, Report Says

Newsweek: China has reportedly invited regional powers to join it for a new round of upcoming war games—and the U.S. is not invited. Citing a draft of the code of conduct being flushed out between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Agence France-Presse reported Thursday that Beijing was seeking to persuade… read more

August 3, 2018 | Other News

US missile defense system in Romania threatens Russia’s security, says diplomat

TASS: BUCHAREST, August 2. /TASS/. The US missile defense system Aegis Ashore stationed at a military base in the Romanian commune of Deveselu threatens Russia’s security. Diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Bucharest Pavel Alexeyenko wrote on Facebook that it is proved by the words of Romanian Minister of Defense Mihai Fifor, who said in… read more

August 3, 2018 | Other News

India Successfully Tests Home-Grown Low Altitude Ballistic Missile Interceptor

Sputnik News: After almost 20 years of efforts, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed both high-altitude and low-altitude missiles which can purportedly intercept medium-range ballistic missiles traveling at speeds of Mach 3 to 8. India has successfully test-fired its own Advanced Air Defense (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, designed to destroy incoming low-altitude… read more

August 2, 2018 | Other News

Pence to visit the Indo-Pacific Command

Politico: Vice President Mike Pence, the son of a Korean War combat veteran, is due in Hawaii to participate in an “honorable carry ceremony,” marking the arrival of North Korean War remains on American soil at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, reports The Associated Press: “When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it… read more

August 2, 2018 | Other News

National Defense Act has heavy Arctic focus

KTVA: Wednesday, Congress passed a bill that will bring more resources to Alaska’s Arctic, where receding sea ice is opening new areas for shipping and exploration. It’s attracting the interest of Russia– which has 46 icebreakers, according to the federal government. The U.S. Coast Guard has only two– and one of them is 10 years… read more

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