Tag: military

NEWS

Ethiopia At War With Itself

The Ethiopian Air Force has bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region in Ethiopia. According to press reports, Ahmed said the strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers. The Ethiopian Prime Minister walked away with the Nobel Peace Prize last year “for his efforts to […]

POLITICS

Trump — Not So!

Allegations of Russian interference in U.S. military affairs abroad have surfaced, but the Trump White House denies the charge. Meanwhile, Russia called the report “nonsense.” “This unsophisticated plant clearly illustrates the low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence, who instead of inventing something more plausible have to make up this nonsense,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The U.S. […]

POLITICS

North Korea Warns The South To Back off

The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over North Korean defectors who have been sending back propaganda and food. The threat comes as Seoul said on Sunday that Pyongyang should honor past agreements signed between the two countries. “The South and the […]

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China/India Hold Talks

Top Chinese and Indian generals are holding high-level talks in a Himalayan outpost in a bid to end the latest border standoff between the world’s two most populous nations that has seen thousands of troops sent to both sides of the disputed border. The talks are being held in the border outpost of Maldo on the Chinese side of the […]

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Hong Kong Gets Warning!

The chief of the Chinese military garrison in Hong kong Chen Daoxiang has warned protesters that the army will not stand idly by while China’s sovereignty continues to be threatened. The chief’s warning comes against the background of a proposed controversial extradition bill which would allow for the transfer of suspects from Hong Kong to the jurisdiction of mainland China. […]

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Trump’s Wall Money — Robbing Peter To Pay Paul?

President Trump posed with the question of the reallocation of funds from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to build an eight-billion-dollar wall and whether this reprogramming would militate against military personnel and their families as well as needed military resources responded thus: “We had certain funds that are being used at the discretion of generals, at the discretion of […]

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Maduro Military Man Defects

Venezuela’s top military representative to the U.S. has defected from Nicolás Maduro’s government. According to press reports, Col. José Luis Silva has decided to throw his support behind the self-declared President Juan Guaidó. Mr. Guaidó has also gained the backing of several countries including the U.S., Spain, Germany, France, and the U.K. On the other hand, several countries, such as […]

POLITICS

Chinese President Xi Jinping — “Prepare For Comprehensive Military Struggle”

According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a battle cry has told the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare for a full military struggle. This comes against Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen call for international support to defend the island’s democracy amid renewed threats of unification from the mainland as well as the ongoing trade war […]

NEWS

China’s Military Equipment Purchase Ruffles Washington

The U.S. has acted against China following their purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles. The U.S. has declared that the purchases contravene sanctions imposed on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in U.S. politics. The Chinese military recently bought 10 Russian fighter jets and S-400 missiles. Beijing, however, was not involved in the sanctions imposed […]

COMMENTARY

Trump Blowing Trumpet Of War

What the hell was that? President Trump goes prime time to do a national comb over of his views on race relations and announce with a great thumping of his chest, a commitment to winning a war to avoid defeat. Bowl me over with a feather! This strategy is one of obfuscation for victory. It’s akin to moving our troops […]