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Pentagon chief heads to Israel after US arms deal unveiled

Pentagon chief heads to Israel after US arms deal unveiled

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed to Israel on Sunday in a weeklong trip to the Middle East that will be dominated by worries over Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s raging civil war. In his first trip to the region […]


Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

Russia said Wednesday it was delivering military hardware and light weapons to the governments of Syria and Mali as it expands sales and maintains its footing in some of the world’s deadliest conflicts. The head of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport, […]


NATO begins deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

NATO began deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey Friday to defend against threats from neighboring Syria, the US military’s European Command (EUCOM) said. US military personnel and equipment arrived at Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey to support NATO’s Patriot battery […]


The “Iron Dome Revolution” and the Future of Missile Defense

The “Iron Dome Revolution” and the Future of Missile Defense

Last month’s eight-day extended firefight between the terrorist group Hamas and Israel was much more than just the most recent round of violence in a decades-long war between some Arabs and the Jewish state. It also marked a military revolution, […]


Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

The Dutch cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead to sending NATO Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend its border against Syria, along with a maximum 360 soldiers to operate them. “The cabinet has decided shortly to send two Dutch Patriot […]


Despite Israeli warnings, many civilians died in Gaza

Despite Israeli warnings, many civilians died in Gaza

The phone rang at 3:00 am: “You have five minutes to evacuate the house,” an Israeli officer said in flawless Arabic. Within minutes, an Israeli drone fired a warning shot. The Israeli military employed a range of warnings to civilians […]


Syria rebels use new arms to down chopper

Syria rebels use new arms to down chopper

Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter for the first time Tuesday with a ground-to-air missile from newly acquired stocks in what a watchdog said could be a turning point in the 20-month conflict. Meanwhile Russia, which has blocked UN resolutions […]


Iran slams US for pulling plug on nuclear conference

Iran slams US for pulling plug on nuclear conference

A US announcement that a conference on a Middle East free of nuclear weapons cannot be held as foreseen is a “serious setback,” Iran said Monday, accusing Washington of protecting Israel. “The US cannot unilaterally decide for the sake of […]


Israel, Hamas both see gains from Gaza fight

Israel, Hamas both see gains from Gaza fight

Israel and its Hamas foes are each claiming gains from a week of fighting in and around Gaza, but analysts doubt if the army of a sovereign state can ever score a conclusive win against an irregular force rooted in […]


 
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