DEFENSE2015-05-13T11:03:56+00:00

Bolton: US troops staying in Syria until Iran leaves

The U.S. will keep a military presence in Syria until Iran withdraws its forces, a top Trump administration official said Monday.

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Russia boosts Syrian air defense after plane shot down

Moscow on Monday announced new security measures to protect its military in Syria, including supplying the Syrian army with a new S-300 air defence system and jamming radars of nearby warplanes following the downing of a Russian plane last week.

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Stabilizing Afghanistan means dealing with The Insurgent Sanctuary in Pakistan

The famous philosopher George Santayana famously quoted, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This statement is being replicated with regard to U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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‘Fort Trump’: US considers permanent base in Poland

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is considering a permanent military presence in Poland, something the Eastern European country has sought for more than a decade.

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Syria conflict: why does Idlib matter and what could happen?

Pro-government forces are massing in Syria’s north-west for what could be a large-scale offensive on Idlib province, the last opposition stronghold in the country.

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Haley warns Russia, Iran of ‘dire consequences’ over Syria military assault

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russia and Iran of “dire consequences” if they continue airstrikes against the last rebel-held area in Syria and said the US would respond to any use of chemical weapons.

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