The Russian Armed Forces will scrutinize a recent cruise missile test, conducted by the US after ditching the landmark INF Treaty, and examine reciprocal measures. However, Moscow says it is not aiming for an arms race.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Defense Ministry and other bodies to “study the level of threat posed by these US actions and take exhaustive measures to prepare a symmetrical response.”
Putin was speaking just days after the US military test-fired a ground version of Tomahawk cruise missile that travelled about 500km (310 miles) before hitting a mock target.
Greenland has been at the centre of controversy over the past week after President Donald Trump called Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen “nasty”.
Now, however, it seems that Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, was actually one of the first people to raise the issue. And Chinese aspirations to build bases there were a factor in Cotton’s discussion about purchasing the country.Speaking on Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Talk Business & Politics Power Lunch, Cotton said last year the Chinese government tried to get approval from the local government of Greenland to allow Beijing to allow it to build three military bases there.
A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen on Tuesday, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.
The drone was shot down late on Tuesday in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, officials told Reuters, which first reported the news.Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for shooting down the drone, saying in a statement that their air defenses downed the MQ9 drone with a missile.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced South Korea “has agreed to pay substantially more money” to the U.S. government “to defend itself” from Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea, which harbors nuclear ambitions and has escalated regional tensions with a series of recent missile launches. “Over the past many decades, the U.S. has been paid very little by South Korea, but last year, at the request of President Trump, South Korea paid $990,000,000,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Talks have begun to further increase payments to the United States,” he continued in another post. “South Korea is a very wealthy nation that now feels an obligation to contribute to the military defense provided by the United States of America.
A propaganda video released by China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) has given the public a sneak peek into the classified command centre of the country’s missile troop.
A group of soldiers are seen discussing strategies, making phone calls and typing on computer keyboards at the top-secret military office.
The never-before-seen scenes were publicised by PLA’s mighty Rocket Force one day after the PLA posted a dramatic video to warn protesters in Hong Kong.
SYDNEY, Australia — U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said he wants to deploy an intermediate range conventional missile in the Pacific region within months, now that the Trump administration has formally pulled out of a Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia.
Esper, however, added that it will likely take some time to develop the more advanced land-based missile capabilities. The move is likely to anger China, but Esper said Beijing shouldn’t be surprised by it.
“It’s fair to say, though, that we would like to deploy a capability sooner rather than later,” Esper told reporters travelling with him to Australia on Friday. “I would prefer months. I just don’t have the latest state of play on timelines.”
Esper’s comments come as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty expired Friday, and the U.S. said it planned to begin testing new missiles that would have been prohibited under the accord. The U.S. has complained for years that Moscow has been violating the treaty and that a Russian system banned by the agreement is a direct threat to the U.S. and its allies.
U.S. officials confirm the Pentagon is preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, but one official caution it’s all subject to a peace deal with the Taliban.
Washington: North Korea appears to have carried out a new projectile launch, two US official say, adding that initial information indicated it was similar to previous tests carried out by Pyongyang.
One of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the launch did not pose a threat to North America. The official said it was unclear how many projectiles had been launched.
PLA #HongKong garrison shows its commitment to safeguarding the country’s sovereignty and security, as well as Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability through a video released on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/GlOI9K56Yw— China News 中国新闻网 (@Echinanews) August 1, 2019
PLA #HongKong garrison shows its commitment to safeguarding the country’s sovereignty and security, as well as Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability through a video released on Wednesday.
The general in charge of China’s army in Hong Kong issued a chilling warning that there would be no tolerance of pro-democracy demonstrations, as his garrison released a propaganda video showing troops firing guns, blowing up cars and running “anti-riot” drills to quell protests.
Maj.-Gen. Chen Daoxiang, commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, made the comments at a reception in the garrison’s barracks Wednesday night.
HONG KONG: China’s military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, in a thinly veiled warning to the city’s pro-democracy movement.
The video, posted to social media on Wednesday (Jul 31) by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, has a caption in which the military declares it has the “confidence” and “capabilities” to maintain security in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city.Source: China warns Hong Kong protesters with slick military video
The three-minute video showcases the PLA’s tanks, helicopter gunfire, rocket launchers and other military hardware in action in Hong Kong, as well as heavily armed troops performing an anti-terrorism drill.
….to information that may have been obtained from opposing lawyers and for giving immunity in a totally incompetent fashion. I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson to immediately withdraw and rescind the awards….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2019
Navy SEAL SOC Eddie Gallagher President Trump on Wednesday directed the Secretary of the Navy to immediately withdraw and rescind Navy Achievement Medals given to the overzealous, unethical Obama-era prosecutors who targeted decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.
“The Prosecutors who lost the case against SEAL Eddie Gallagher (who I released from solitary confinement so he could fight his case properly), were ridiculously given a Navy Achievement Medal. Not only did they lose the case, they had difficulty with respect to information that may have been obtained from opposing lawyers and for giving immunity in a totally incompetent fashion. I have directed the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer & Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson to immediately withdraw and rescind the awards,” Trump said.