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Britain’s top Army general begs for more cash so he can fight… guess who

The UK Army chief is deploying one of Britain’s most well-tested military tactics – begging for money by using Russia to scare the public and government into action. To quote analyst Mark Galeotti, “Russia is being weaponised.” General Sir Nick Carter will reportedly tell the Royal United Services Institute that he’s worried that Britain’s military is not keeping up with ...

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Turkish Army extends Syria operation to Azaz district, east of Afrin – state media

Published time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:35 Edited time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:51 Turkish armed forces have advanced into the Azaz district of Syria, east of the Afrin region, state Anadolu agency reported. This comes as Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces enters its third day. he Turkish military have thus continued their operation’s ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara ...

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‘Getting Europe ready to fight tonight’: US Army brings back Stinger MANPAD, trains over 60 teams

While the Pentagon is struggling to choose how to cover a gap in short-range air defense, the US Army is rushing to train troops in Europe to use the shoulder-fired version of the Stinger missile, famed for its use by the Taliban. “Bringing back the Stinger addresses a self-identified gap that the army created and has recognized,” said Lt. Col. ...

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German far-right ‘Reich Citizens’ planning own army, preparing for 'Day X' – reports

Germany’s far-right Reichsbuerger movement has grown to almost 16,000 members, while some of them are eying their own armed wing and are preparing for ‘Day X’, Focus magazine reports, citing intelligence sources. The stunning revelation came into the spotlight earlier this week after Germany’s Focus magazine published a report citing an assessment of the domestic intelligence agency, the BfV. Read ...

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‘Betrayed’ Pakistan army chief won’t ask for further US aid

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke with US Central Command General Joseph Votel on the phone and said he feels “betrayed” after recent actions by the US to cut military aid. He will not seek further funding. Bajwa made the comments to Votel earlier this week during a phone call, a spokesman for Pakistan’s military said in a ...

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British Army in gay recruitment drive as soldier numbers fall

Homosexuality in the British Army is being addressed in a £1.6 million ($ 2.1 million) advertising campaign as the top brass desperately try to revamp the image of the military. The army has been plunged into a recruitment crisis while battling government funding cuts, which could see troop numbers plunge below 82,000. Now, millions of pounds are being spent in ...

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‘Bad day for our enemies’: European leaders take ‘historic’ step toward joint EU army

Leaders of 25 European Union states have signed the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) pact that will see them undertake more joint projects and increase their defense budgets with the idea to likely create a permanent EU army. Arriving at a summit in Brussels, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini hailed a “historic decision that turns the European Union into a credible ...

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Drone operator caused collision with Army helicopter – NTSB

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 20:32 A collision between a civilian drone and a US Army helicopter while President Trump was visiting New York was caused by the drone operator’s failure to see the helicopter, because he was intentionally flying out of visual range, federal regulators said. “Even though the sUAS pilot indicated that he knew there were frequently helicopters ...

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Always prepared? US army convoy sticks in mud in Poland, asks locals for help (VIDEOS)

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 23:46 A US army convoy got stuck in the mud on a road in western Poland. Their colleagues who came to help saw their own vehicle turning over. The gallant soldiers eventually had to ask locals for help. The small US army convoy, consisting of what appears to be two heavy combat engineer support vehicles, ...

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