paratroopers

  (RT) The potential of strategic US strikes in Syria has sparked fears Damascus’ chemical weapons could fall into the wrong hands if the government is toppled. A recent congressional report says 75,000 troops would be needed to safeguard the WMD caches. The Congressional Research Center (CRS) report, issued just one day before the alleged August… Read More


Ankor-type missile

Israel says it has carried out a joint missile test with the United States in the Mediterranean Sea. The Israeli Defense Ministry announced the joint military exercise on Tuesday, shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry said it had detected the launch of “ballistic objects” in the region. Israel’s ministry says it launched one Ankor-type missile that was controlled from a… Read More


warship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and four other ships in its strike group moved into the Red Sea early on Monday, U.S. defense officials said, describing the move as “prudent planning” in case the ships are needed for military action against Syria. The officials said the Nimitz entered the Red Sea around… Read More


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  Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida said Sunday that intervening in Syria was not in the best interests of the United States, and said that any strike in the country would fail to remove Bashar al-Assad from power. “First, it’s not our responsibility,” Grayson, who launched the website dontattacksyria.com, said. “Secondly, whatever we do won’t actually… Read More


china assembly

BEIJING — China on Monday urged the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month’s chemical weapons attack against civilians. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Washington had briefed Beijing over the matter and China was highly concerned about any use of chemical weapons. But he said China opposed… Read More


libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it would take action against the Syrian government even without the backing of allies or the United Nations because diplomatic paralysis must not prevent a response to the alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital last week. New requests for the United Nations to authorize military… Read More