Syrian deputy FM says reports of chemical weapon usage a conspiracy; Germany approves Patriot deployment to Turkey. BEIRUT - Western powers are whipping up fears of a fateful move to the use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war as a “pretext for intervention”, President Bashar Assad’s deputy foreign minister said on Thursday. He spoke as Germany’s cabinet approved stationing Patriotanti-missile batteries on… Read more →
Syrian forces have mixed chemical weapons and loaded them into bombs in preparation for possible use on President Bashar Assad’s own people, Fox News confirms. A senior U.S. official told Fox News that bombs were loaded with components of sarin gas, a deadly nerve gas. Syrian forces have 60 days to use these bombs until the chemical mixture expires and… Read more →
You won’t believe what camouflage is coming until you see troops disappear. Chris Lawrence reports.
On land, in the air, and on the water, China shows off an increasingly professional military as territorial disputes in the South China Sea fester. Tara Joseph reports.
Iran has claimed it has “captured” an unmanned US drone over Gulf waters after it entered Iranian airspace. “The unmanned US drone patrolling Persian Gulf waters, performing reconnaissance and gathering intel, was captured as soon as it entered Iranian airspace,” the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement on Tuesday. Telegraph has the full article
Nov. 29 – The US Navy’s first sea-based, unmanned attack aircraft is being prepared for its maiden test flight from an aircraft carrier. The Northrop Grumman X-47 B arrived for duty aboard the USS Harry Truman on Monday (November 26) with the Navy expected to begin the first ever sea tests of a pilotless drone next month. Rob Muir has… Read more →
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated a strong warning Monday to the Syrian government not to use its chemical weapons, but she would not comment on reports that there were indications of recent activity at sites believed to house those weapons, nor would she give any hints as to what action the U.S. might take if that “red line” was… Read more →
A diagram has been uncovered which shows that Iranian scientists are calculating the ”nuclear explosive yield” of a major nuclear weapon. The weapon would yield 50 kilotons at full force. Diagrams of Iran’s work were passed to the International Atomic Energy Agency last year and are now being confirmed and reported by an anonymous source with inter-agency knowledge. For an idea of what… Read more →
(Reuters) - Iran criticized the United States on Monday for announcing that talks on banning atomic arms in the Middle East would not take place as planned this year, accusing it of causing a “serious setback” to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The U.S. State Department said on Friday that the mid-December conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass… Read more →
JERUSALEM – Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, shaking up the country’s political system just weeks ahead of general elections. Barak, a decorated former general and one-time prime minister, said he would stay on in his current post until a new government is formed following the Jan. 22 balloting. “I didn’t make this… Read more →