US Troops Train Kiev Soldiers On Russia’s Doorstep

Hundreds of US forces are reportedly located in Ukraine to train the country’s troops on Russia's doorsteps amid growing tensions between Washington and Moscow. NBC News reported on Sunday that 300 American paratroopers are involved in the direct training that could be seen as a “major provocation” by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The US forces are working with over 700 Ukrainian soldiers in three rotations during the six-month mission that started in April. "From what we saw at day...
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China Considers Air Defense Zone over Islands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATGzIr3VDl8 A senior Chinese military official says that China could establish an air defense zone over the disputed areas of the South China Sea if it believed it was warranted due to a major threat. Deputy Chief of Staff of the People’s Liberation Army Adm. Sun Jianguo said at a regional security forum in Singapore on Sunday that Beijing’s decision to set up a so-called air defense identification zone would be based on an aerial threat assessment as well as...
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Russian Jets Scrambled to Intercept US Warship

Russia has scrambled military jets in response to an American navy destroyer which, it has been reported in Russian media, was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea. The Russian defence minister, speaking at a security summit in Singapore, said US missile ships operating near Moscow’s territorial waters “pose a danger to strategic stability” between the two countries. State news service RIA Novosti quoted a military source as saying the USS Ross was sighted heading straight for Russ...
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US National Guard sends 12 F-15 interceptor Jets to Europe

Florida Air Guard is to deploy 12 F-15C jets and about 200 airmen to Europe as part of Washington’s military build-up, which it claims is necessary to protect European NATO members from ‘Russian aggression.’ The fighters and troops from the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard are to go to Europe in mid-April, the US Air Forces in Europe reported this week. The F-15C Eagles are equipped with advanced air-to-air radar and sniper targeting equipment that allows visual tracking a...
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US Considers Sending Jets near China Islands

That would be the next step," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters on Thursday. US officials say American surveillance planes and naval vessels have not yet ventured within 12 nautical miles of the man-made islands--the standard territorial zone around natural land. Washington does not recognize China’s sovereignty in the disputed areas and is weighing sending surveillance aircraft and warships to test its territorial claims. The Pentagon’s announcement came as an Ame...
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Russia Blocks NATO Supplies to Afghanistan

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has revoked a decree that allowed delivery of NATO military equipment to Afghanistan through Russian territory. According to the official document, signed by Medvedev and published on Monday, all previous decisions on NATO cargo transit to Afghanistan have now been revoked. This includes an act allowing delivery of military hardware and equipment via rail, motor vehicles, or through Russian airspace. The Russian Foreign Ministry has been ordered to inform all the...
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Ron Paul: New Military Budget will Destroy US Economy

Next year’s military spending plan keeps the US on track toward destruction of its economy at home while provoking new resentment over US interventionism overseas. It is a recipe for disaster,” Paul wrote in an article published on his website on Sunday. The former presidential candidate also rejected claims that President Barack Obama’s military budget is less than his predecessor George W. Bush. “While the neocons keep pushing the lie that the military budget is shrinking under the Obama...
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Russian ICBMs too Expensive for US to Counter

Countering the threat of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missiles is too hard and too costly for the United States, Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld stated on Tuesday. The top of the list of threats to the survival of the United States itself is “a massive nuclear attack from Russia, or some other high-end adversary or potential adversary like China,” Winnefeld noted. “We have stated that missile defense against these high end threats is too hard, and...
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US Planning A ‘False Flag’ In S. China Sea?

Following weeks of scaremongering by American officials over China’s activities in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry used his visit to Beijing last weekend to issue an ultimatum to Chinese leaders to halt land reclamation on islets and shoals. His Chinese counterpart Wang Yi bluntly refused, insisting that China would safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity “as firm as a rock.” Washington is not going to take no for an answer. In what is already an explosive si...
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China eyes Airspace above South China Sea

China has mooted the possibility of controlling the airspace over the disputed South China Sea, as it ratchets up rhetoric in response to a US overflight of an island claimed by China earlier this month. A senior foreign ministry official spoke on Wednesday about the possibility of implementing an Air Defence Identification Zone over the sea, a move that would be widely regarded as an effort to stamp its sovereignty over a series of islands it claims. An ADIZ requires all aircraft flying thro...
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Japan’s Military Industrial Complex is Booming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk1APnYz8Zw Japan’s first-ever international defense trade show kicked off in Yokohama on Wednesday, attracting more than 100 exhibitors as the country aims to ramp up its global security role. In opening remarks at the three-day MAST Asia 2015 defense conference on maritime security at Pacifico Yokohama convention center, former defense minister Satoshi Morimoto stressed the importance of establishing a system of maritime governance. “I suppose most parti...
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Seattle gets Buzzed by Two F-22 Fighter Jets

Two of the U.S. Air Force's premier current fighters flew into Boeing Field on Thursday. The lockheed F-22 Raptor planes landed around noon, for an upcoming rare public showing at The Museum of Flight. Watch the full raw video shot by KIRO 7 Chopper here. The aircraft taxied to the Boeing Military Ramp next to the Museum, where they will be stationed until they are towed to Museum's parking lot for public display, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 9-10. Raptor crew members will be with the...
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China’s Role in Japan’s New Military Position

In less than two years, Japan transformed from a pacifist nation to a major military power willing and able to defend itself and its allies, and new draft legislation will further its shift. You can thank China for this. While the changes don’t mean that Japan is immediately going to exert its military globally, they mean that that time could soon come: they will be able to join U.N. peacekeeping missions, defend their allies, such as the United States, and even extend their defensive capabil...
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Indian Navy Launches Lethal Missile Destroyer

The Indian Navy has launched its first guided-missile destroyer of Indian design and construction, the country's Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday. "The first ship of project — 15B, guided missile destroyer, christened 'Visakhapatnam' was launched on April 20, 2015 at a magnificent ceremony at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai," the statement read. The Visakhapatnam is the first of four destroyers of the class designed by the Directorate of Naval Design in New Delhi. The ste...
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US Army Commander: Russia is Threat to Europe

The commander of the US army in Europe has warned that Nato must remain united in the face of a “real threat” from Russia. “It’s not an assumption. There is a Russian threat,” Lt-Gen Frederick “Ben” Hodges said. “You’ve got the Russian ambassador threatening that Denmark will be a nuclear target if it participates in any missile defence programme. And when you look at the unsafe way Russian aircraft are flying without transponders in proximity to civilian aircraft, that’s not professional ...
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