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White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said.

By |2019-05-14T05:29:52-05:00May 14th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

US war against Iran is impossible, claims Iranian general

The deployment of a US aircraft carrier to Iran’s regional waters is nothing but psychological warfare and part of a plan to intimidate Tehran, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen Hossein Salami, has told parliamentarians in a closed-door session.

By |2019-05-13T05:52:49-05:00May 13th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar over unspecified Iran threat

B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arrived at a major American air base in Qatar, the U.S. Air Force acknowledged Friday.

By |2019-05-10T06:00:09-05:00May 10th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Analysts: Images show construction on China’s third – and largest – aircraft carrier

Construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is well under way, according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank.

By |2019-05-07T05:59:46-05:00May 7th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

In message to Iran, White House announces new military assets in Middle East

The Trump administration is sending an aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the Middle East, the White House said Sunday, in a show of force aimed at Iran.

By |2019-05-06T05:43:50-05:00May 6th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

How Should We Treat Western IS Fighters and Their Families?

The Islamic State has collapsed under the sustained military campaign of the United States and its allies. But now, the lingering question is what do we do with all the captured foreign fighters and their families?

By |2019-04-30T16:34:43-05:00April 30th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments