Is America preparing for war with Russia? US plane spotted in a mock dogfight with a Russian jet above the top secret Area 51 base

These are the amazing scenes which show a Russian-built fighter jet taking on a US Air Force F-16 in a mock dogfight – in what could be a sign that America is preparing for the possibility of war with Moscow. The images were captured by air traffic controller Phil Drake in the skies above Area … Read more Is America preparing for war with Russia? US plane spotted in a mock dogfight with a Russian jet above the top secret Area 51 base

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors. Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as it … Read more Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Interactive Missile Map Reveals How Messy a NATO-Russia War Would Be

The first of 3,500 American troops began rolling into Poland for a nine-month-long mission starting on Jan. 8, 2017. It’s an unprecedented length of time for a U.S. armored unit to stay in Eastern Europe. The U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division were heading to Zagan and Pomorskie, with the unit’s … Read more Interactive Missile Map Reveals How Messy a NATO-Russia War Would Be

Pentagon chief claims US fighting ISIS alone, Russia doing ‘virtually zero’ in Syria

Russia has done “virtually zero” in the fight against Islamic State terrorists in Syria the US Secretary of Defense has claimed, contending that the US and its coalition partners are carrying this burden “by themselves.” “They haven’t done anything,” Ash Carter stated in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press. “They came in, they said … Read more Pentagon chief claims US fighting ISIS alone, Russia doing ‘virtually zero’ in Syria

100’s of US tanks, heavy equipment flows into Europe to counter ‘Russian aggression’

Hundreds of American tanks, trucks and other military equipment have arrived at the German port of Bremerhaven to be transferred to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s buildup near Russia’s borders. The Resolve cargo ship arrived on Wednesday, while two more vessels – Freedom and Endurance – are expected in Germany on Sunday, Deutsche Welle … Read more 100’s of US tanks, heavy equipment flows into Europe to counter ‘Russian aggression’

Russian Air Force disrupts secret rebel commander meeting in East Ghouta

The Russian Air Force continued their pinpoint airstrikes over the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus, targeting a secret meeting bettween Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman commanders in Al-Shifouniyah at 2 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Wednesday. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Russian Air Force carried out a powerful airstrike just south … Read more Russian Air Force disrupts secret rebel commander meeting in East Ghouta

CIA chief admits US role in Syrian bloodshed

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has admitted responsibility for the bloodshed in Syria while wishing that the US could have prevented the defeat of militants in Aleppo by Syrian forces. “I think we always like to say that we wish that we would have been able to make a difference, in a … Read more CIA chief admits US role in Syrian bloodshed

Russia’s Air Support ‘Determining Factor’ in Aleppo Victory

Russia’s aerial support has been instrumental in pushing numerous radical groups out of Aleppo, one of the largest cities in Syria, Paulo Wrobel, professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, told Sputnik, saying that the victory would not have been possible without Moscow’s military engagement in the war-torn Arab country. “Russian airstrikes … Read more Russia’s Air Support ‘Determining Factor’ in Aleppo Victory

Two Russian army formations rearmed with Iskander tactical missiles in 2016

Two missile formations of the Russian Army have been rearmed with Iskander-M tactical missile systems in the outgoing year, Chief of Missile Forces and Artillery Mikhail Matveyevsky said on Thursday. “In 2016, the Russian army’s Missile Forces and Artillery successfully completed all the assigned missions in compliance with the plan of the troops’ development and … Read more Two Russian army formations rearmed with Iskander tactical missiles in 2016

Russia tested over 160 new weapons in Syrian operation – defense minister

While the primary goal of Russia’s military operation in Syria is to prevent the disintegration of the country, it has also provided a chance to field-test 162 advanced Russian weapons, Russia’s defense minister reported. “During the operation in Syria, 162 advanced and upgraded weapons have been tested in combat. They have proven to be highly … Read more Russia tested over 160 new weapons in Syrian operation – defense minister

310,000 dead, 4.8 million refugees: Syria’s war in numbers

Syria’s conflict has killed more than 310,000 people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted almost six years ago. Here are some key statistics: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said last week it had recorded the deaths of 312,001 people since the conflict began with … Read more 310,000 dead, 4.8 million refugees: Syria’s war in numbers

US would be battered in a war with Russia or China unless it immediately recruits 30,000 new troops: USAF Chief

THE US Air Force is struggling to cope with the growing threats of Russia, China and ISIS, its chief has warned. General David Goldfein says America’s airpower needs a cash boost if it is to stay ahead of its rivals. He warned: “We just got too small too fast and we’ve got to grow. “We’re … Read more US would be battered in a war with Russia or China unless it immediately recruits 30,000 new troops: USAF Chief

Russia used Syria as live-fire training – US general

The US army’s commander in Europe has accused Russia of using its military campaign in Syria as a “live-fire training opportunity”. Lt Gen Ben Hodges said Russia’s “disregard for civilian casualties… is not the conduct of a nation that wants to be treated like a superpower”. Russia’s defence minister said on Thursday that its air … Read more Russia used Syria as live-fire training – US general

Vladimir Putin says Russia’s military is stronger than any potential foe

Russia’s military today can overpower any potential foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting Thursday with defense chiefs. “We can say with certainty: We are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!” His comments come at the end of a year when tensions between Russia and the West have … Read more Vladimir Putin says Russia’s military is stronger than any potential foe

World War III fears as Turkey scrambles TWELVE F-16 fighter jets in show of force amid growing tensions with Russia over ambassador’s assassination

TURKEY scrambled six pairs of fighter jets last night as tensions grow between the country and Russia following the assassination of a Russian ambassador. Twelve F-16 fighter planes took off from Eskisehir Air Base at around 7:30pm in a “loud blast” just a day after Andrei Karlov was shot dead in the Turkish capital Ankara, … Read more World War III fears as Turkey scrambles TWELVE F-16 fighter jets in show of force amid growing tensions with Russia over ambassador’s assassination

ISIS ‘shoots down’ Russian attack helicopter in Syria

The terror group’s news agency said fighters downed the chopper – understood to be an attack helicopter – near the T4 air base east of Homs. A brief statement released by the Amaq Agency read: “A Russian combat helicopter is downed over T4 Airbase east of Homs.” Russia intervened in Syria last September to help … Read more ISIS ‘shoots down’ Russian attack helicopter in Syria

Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Turkey by off-duty Police Officer

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara as the angry gunmen screamed “don’t forget Aleppo”. Police later killed the assailant on Monday night, Turkish station NTV reported. Andrey Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at an embassy-sponsored photo exhibition … Read more Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Turkey by off-duty Police Officer

Russian colonel Ruslan Galitsky dies in Aleppo shelling

Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when “opposition” militants shelled a residential area in Aleppo’s western part, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Dec. 7. “Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after being severely wounded. Russian military medics fought for his life for several days. The officer sustained injuries in … Read more Russian colonel Ruslan Galitsky dies in Aleppo shelling

‘Slain SIMI men wanted to fight for ISIS in Syria’

The eight suspected SIMI operatives who were killed in an alleged encounter after their escape from Bhopal Central Jail on October 31, dreamed of fighting for the terrrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to police sources. This was disclosed to the police by nine other SIMI activists who are lodged in … Read more ‘Slain SIMI men wanted to fight for ISIS in Syria’

Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

Though his liberal worldview may not have a platform in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Democratic statesman George Mitchell offered some pragmatic, nonpartisan advice in an interview yesterday: Before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he should first meet with our traditional European allies, especially those in NATO. After rattling the foreign policy establishment (along … Read more Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”