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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

North Korea fires missiles as US envoy visits Seoul

North Korea welcomed a US envoy's visit to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, the South's military said, in Pyongyang's second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington.

By |2019-05-09T06:05:16-05:00May 9th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stop complying with some parts of nuclear deal

Iran's president announced on Wednesday that the nation would stop complying with some parts of the nuclear accord it signed with world powers as President Donald Trump's administration has ratcheted up economic and military pressure on Tehran.

By |2019-05-08T06:09:34-05:00May 8th, 2019|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

Xi Jinping Wanted Global Dominance. He Overshot.

The endgame in the trade war between China and the United States seems near. President Trump, betting with real currency — American strength — apparently has the upper hand, and the concessions President Xi Jinping is likely to make won’t be mere tokens.

By |2019-05-07T08:10:53-05:00May 7th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments