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Pentagon sends marines for snap live-fire drill in Syria as ‘strong message’ to Russia – reports

More than 100 US marines flew to southeast Syria for a snap live-fire exercise, sending a “strong message” to Russia not to conduct operations near the US base, two Pentagon officials told Fox News. The marines were deployed via assault helicopter to Al-Tanf military base, located in Syria’s Homs Province, which borders Iraq. The drill includes air assaults, supported by ...

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Pentagon to present its own plan of ‘effective war on terror’ in Syria – without Russia

Washington has its own plan on how to “effectively” combat terrorism in Syria, the Pentagon has said, adding that the US is not planning to cooperate with Moscow on the issue. The US military strategists have found what they call a “better, more focused way” to do counterterrorism operations in Idlib, the US Department of Defense said in statement on ...

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Pentagon working on ‘Glide Breaker’ interceptor to hit enemy hypersonic missiles – media

The Pentagon’s DARP agency has started to develop a hard-kill interceptor capable of hitting incoming hypersonic projectiles. The move follows news of Russia’s success in building top-class high-speed weapons. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a high-tech project to develop an interceptor to shoot down enemy hypersonic missiles, the Drive reported.  In September, DARPA displayed concept art ...

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Pentagon ‘routinely’ briefs Trump on ‘military options’ in case of chemical attack in Syria

Published time: 8 Sep, 2018 02:49 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2018 02:58 While no final decision has yet been made, top US general says he is involved in a “routine dialogue” with Donald Trump to keep him informed about “military options” to retaliate with in case “chemical weapons are used” in Syria. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT ...

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Pentagon has ‘zero intelligence’ on Syrian militants’ chemical weapons capabilities – Mattis

Despite having a “fairly good penetration” of the Syrian opposition groups, the US haven’t seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US Defense Secretary claimed. “We have zero intelligence that shows the opposition has any chemical capability,” James Mattis told journalists on Wednesday, noting that despite its deep “penetration” of ...

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Pentagon seeking contractors to train Saudi pilots on US soil amid bloody Yemen air campaign

The Pentagon plans to hire private contractors to train Saudi military pilots on US soil, documents show. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called the move disturbing amid outcry over US involvement in Saudi Arabia’s air campaign in Yemen. The US Air Force is currently soliciting private contractors for training Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) personnel, the federal documents reveal. Conveniently, contractors ...

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Pentagon hiding ‘life-threatening’ F-35 design flaws to meet deadline – watchdog

The US F-35 program is apparently still suffering from hundreds of major technical flaws and the military is trying to conceal their severity to avoid schedule delays and cost overruns, a watchdog said. Officials overseeing the development of the F-35 fighter jets have apparently deliberately downplayed some critical deficiencies that can endanger lives of both pilots and troops on the ...

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‘US didn’t expect Russia to grow so strong in Arctic’: Why Pentagon is rebuilding Cold War-era fleet

US moves to reform its 2nd American fleet will create a potential theater of conflict with Russia, but experts say Moscow won’t be too worried about the Pentagon’s lagging military capacity in the Atlantic and the Arctic. While US officials declared that they weren’t “looking for a fight” in relaunching a fleet that had numbered over 100 vessels when the ...

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Pentagon lab shows B61 nuke test-drop in overly-dramatic slow motion (VIDEO)

The B61-12 gravity bomb engineering lab has released a detailed video report from non-nuclear system qualification flight tests of the future American nuclear deterrent, carried out at a restricted range in the Nevada desert. The five-minute video by Sandia National Laboratories shows the entire preparation process and the actual drop of inert B61-3/4 tactical nuclear bombs at the Tonopah Test ...

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Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition

The Pentagon is raising an alarm about “rapidly” growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are “likely” training for strikes against the US. Long-range bomber training missions “targeting the US” – this is how the US mainstream media reported the findings of the Pentagon’s annual assessment of Chinese military ...

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