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September 2016

U.S. puts military option back on the table in Syria

World News | Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 2:27am EDT Stacks of bread are seen at a damaged site after an airstrike in the rebel-held…


NATO Not Ready As Russian Sub Threat Rises

Russia’s most advanced attack submarine, the Severodvinsk class. (Navy graphic) Print 91 Comments Intel & Cyber, Sea, Strategy & Policy By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr….


Kerry’s ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boards a boat for a cruise through Boston harbor with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, European Union High Representative…


Russia’s Problem-Prone Aircraft Carrier Heading to Syria

Sep. 21 2016 — 19:00 — Update: 19:10 Deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov. YouTube The flagship of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier,…


Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to salvage ceasefire

By Yara Bayoumy and Tom Perry | UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia and the Syrian government immediately…


U.S. Officials Say Russia Probably Attacked U.N. Humanitarian Convoy

By ERIC SCHMITT, MICHAEL R. GORDON and SOMINI SENGUPTASEPT. 20, 2016 The ruins of the convoy on Tuesday. “We know the plane in question was…


U.S.-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency U.N. meeting

U.S.: ‘Not our intention’ to strike Syrian personnel 01:53 By Angus McDowall and Andrew Osborn | BEIRUT/MOSCOW U.S.-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of…


Russian Jet Flies Within 10 Feet of US Spy Plane: Defense Official

A Russian jet zoomed within just 10 feet of a U.S. Navy spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the latest in a string…


Could a tiny islet in the South China Sea be key to maritime dominance by Beijing?

Photographs of apparent Chinese coast guard ships and barges at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea were released by the Philippine government…


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