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Wars and Rumours of Wars

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Russia’s Lavrov Warns Efforts to Escalate Conflict In East Ukraine Could ‘Destroy’ It

Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov warned that any efforts to escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine could eventually "destroy" the country.

Xi Orders Military to Heighten Sense of Urgency, Make Ready for War

The Chinese President is telling the military to focus on strengthening combat readiness as he warns of uncertainties domestically & abroad.

Israel Updating Plans for Potential Iran Strike, May ‘Act Independently’: Minister

The Israeli military is currently updating plans for a prospective military strike on Iranian nuclear sites and may act without U.S. support

China Slams British “Brazen Thieves” As Hong Kongers Made Eligible For UK Citizenship

Beijing: "This is the logic of a brazen bandit. This is an open affront to the sovereignty of China. We sternly oppose that."

In Alarming Close Call, Chinese Fighters & US Aircraft Entered Same Defense Zone Off Taiwan

Over the past week tensions have been soaring in the South China Sea and near Taiwan given the increased presence of both Chinese and...

China Tells Taiwan ‘Independence Means War’ As Rival Wargames Ongoing

After China sent aircrafts into Taiwan's airspace, amid soaring tensions, they are now warning that Taiwan "independence means war"

15 Chinese Aircraft Enter Taiwan Air Defense Zone For 2nd Day As US Carrier Roosevelt Approaches

One day after China's military undertook one of its biggest Taiwan "flyovers" yet, China air force planes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ for a 2nd day

Iran Tells South Korea Not To Politicize Seized Vessel; Demands $7 Billion

Iran said S. Korea should avoid politicizing seizure of its vessel by IRGC, while pressing Seoul to release $7 billion in funds

China Warns Of Retaliation For NYSE’s Delisting Of Companies

China said it would take necessary countermeasures after New York Stock Exchange’s announcement it would delist three major Chinese telecoms

US Braces for Potential Iranian Attack in Iraq as the Anniversary of Soleimani’s Death Approaches

McKenzie: We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.

Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Missile In Pursuit to Make Space a ‘Warfighting Domain,’ US Officials Say

The anti-satellite missile was tested Tuesday; Kremlin has, to date, demonstrated 2 different types of space weapons, US Space Command said

Russian Airstrikes Obliterate Turkish-Backed ‘Rebel’ Camp In Idlib, Killing Over 60

Syria heats up again, as Russian jets on Monday pounded a camp full of Turkish-backed militants in Idlib, killing at least 60.

US Threatens to Destroy Iranian Missiles Shipped to Venezuela

Senior admin. official: US warns it will destroy potential Iranian long-range missile shipments delivered to the Maduro regime in Venezuela

China Warns Americans Could be Arrested over DOJ Prosecution of Chinese Scholars: Report

China officials warn US counterparts they may detain US nationals in response to DOJ prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars

Iranian-Sponsored Attacks on Bahrain Expected to Increase Amid New Relationship with Israel

The Islamic Republic was quick to issue threats towards the small Gulf State following announcement of new diplomatic ties with Israel.

Potential Withdrawal of US Diplomats from Iraq Leads to Speculation of War

Concerns of a coming military conflict between Iran and the US are growing after Pompeo threatened to close embassy, withdraw US diplomats.

US Issues Sweeping Sanctions That Target Iranian Arms industry

The Trump admin announced a series of new sanctions that target Iran’s arms industry as a part of the “maximum pressure” campaign.

Report: India, China Have Fired at Each Other Three Times in Less than a Month

Times of India reported Wednesday that Indian and Chinese troops have fired shots at each other at least three times in less than a month.

Amid Concern Over Iranian Plot to Assassinate a US Official, Trump Issues Strong Warning

POTUS released a very strong warning via twitter, warning Iran of the consequences they’d face should they target American personnel.

13 Israelis Injured by Rocket Fire as Peace Deals Signed

13 people were injured by Rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel as Netanyahu signed normalization deals with the UAE and Bahrain.

Chinese Military Calls US ‘Destroyer of World Peace’ Following Critical DOD Report

China calls US “the destroyer of world peace” after critical DOD report said china’s military buildup aims to “revise” international order.

India Test Fires ‘NextGen Hypersonic Weapon’ As Border Tensions With China Surge

As military standoff between India & China intensifies, Indian's military test-fired new class of weapons that can travel at hypersonic speeds

Iranian Air Defense Systems Reportedly Deployed Near Border of Lebanon & Syria

Reports reveal Iranian air defense systems deployed near border between Syria & Lebanon to target Israeli aircraft seeking to enter the area

China Planning to Double its Stockpile of Nuclear Warheads: Pentagon

Pentagon: China likely planning to double stockpile of nuclear warheads this decade, including ballistic missiles that can reach the US

India Accuses China’s Military of ‘Provocative’ Movements Near Disputed Border

India accuses China of making “provocative” military moves near disputed border just months after deadly incident between the countries.

China Fires Missiles in South China Sea ‘In Warning to US’ After Plane Entered No-Fly Zone

Beijing launches 2 medium-range missiles into South China Sea in a scathing warning to the US, as tensions between the superpowers soar.

Report: Iran Claims it has New Cruise Missiles & Advanced Drones

Iran claims to unveil new missiles and drones this week named for Muhandis and Soleimani, who the US killed in January in Baghdad.

Trump Says US Intends to Trigger ‘Snapback’ of UN Sanctions on Iran

Trump announces plans to intend “snapback” sanctions on Iran, days after UN Security Council failed to extend a soon-to expire arms embargo.

Greece Puts Military on High Alert After Turkish Research Ship Enters Controversial Waters

Turkish research vessel went into controversial waters, leading to precautionary military measures by Greece; Turkish F-16s spotted accompanying the vessel

IDF Thwarts Hezbollah Terror Cell Infiltration Along Border with Lebanon

The IDF thwarted a Hezbollah terror attack near Mount Dov along the border with Lebanon on Monday; IDF spokesman: "We have some tense days ahead."

Explosions Reported on Iran’s Qeshm Island Over the Weekend – Possible Israeli Strike

Islamic Republic experienced more explosions Saturday on one of its southern islands; Possibility of an Israeli strike on an underground missile facility.

Putin Pledges New Hypersonic & Underwater Nuclear Weapons: Report

Putin reveals Russian navy will be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons, underwater nuclear drones, currently in the final phase of testing.

Massive Explosion at Iraqi Base Linked to Iranian-Backed Militias

An Iraqi military base that has a large ammunition dump exploded on Sunday; In this context the explosion adds fuel to the fire of tensions.

Iran Condemns US After Warplane Fly-by Panics Iranian Airliner Passengers

Iran said a US fighter jet "harassed" a civilian airliner in an act of terrorism, dismissing US account that the jet was conducting a visual inspection

China Harboring Military-Linked Biologist Fugitive at San Francisco Consulate, FBI Says

FBI: Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring biology researcher who falsely denied connections to Chinese military to obtain visa, gain access to US

China Threatens Retaliation After US Serves Eviction Notice to Chinese Consulate in Houston

China condemns what it called an “unprecedented escalation" by the US & threatened to retaliate after it was ordered to close Chinese consulate in Houston.

Iran Executes ‘US & Israeli spy’ As a Message to Washington

“A Mossad spy was hanged,” Iran’s Fars News reported Monday morning. Iran accused Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd of being “linked to both Mossad and the CIA,...

Russia, Turkey & Iran Coordinate Anti-US Syria Policy, Slamming Israel

Russia, Turkey & Iran held a meeting to coordinate efforts in Syria; Their goals appeared aimed at undermining the US role in Syria & condemnation of Israel

Satellite Imagery Shows China Building Up Military Presence in Galwan Valley Days After Deadly Clash with India

satellite imagery from disputed border area of the Himalayas between China and India shows evidence China has been building up its military presence.

China FURY: World on brink as India taunts Beijing over secret deaths

BEIJING has deleted online news detailing the real death toll from the deadly clash with India in the Galwan Valley, censoring comments by India's PM Modi.

Indian Troops Given ‘Fire At Will’ Orders Against Chinese Troops If Threatened, Enraging Beijing

Beijing enraged over Indian media reports its Army was given orders to shoot or use "complete freedom of action" in hostile engagements with Chinese forces.

Iran Destroys Targets at Distance of 170 Miles in Recent Cruise Missile Test

Iran’s Navy successfully struck targets in Gulf of Oman & Indian Ocean during a recent cruise missile test; Claims missiles can outreach distance of test.

Russian Bombers Intercepted Off Alaska Coast for 2nd Time in a Week

Four Russian “Bear” bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska for the second time in a week, NORAD said Wednesday.

Reports: Biggest Clash Between China, India in over 50 Years Leaves at Least 50 Casualties

Indian news sources reported as many as 50 PLA fighters died in an hours-long brawl between the two countries’ border soldiers on Monday.

North Korea Blows Up South Korea Liaison Office: Seoul

South Korea said Tuesday that North Korea’s military demolished an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the tense Korean border.

Kim Jong Un’s Sister Threatens Military Action Against South Korea, Promises ‘tragic scene’

The sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un bashed South Korea and has threatened military action after a recent decline in relations.

Russia Delivers Advanced MiG-29 Fighters to Assad

The handover to Syria of a squadron plus of Russian “advanced & modernized” MiG-29 fighter jets is confirmed by Moscow at Russia’s Khmeimim air base

Russian ‘Camouflaged’ Fighter Jets Deployed to Libya to Back Rebel Airstrikes on Capital: US military

The aircraft departed from an airbase in Russia via Syria, where they “were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin,” before arriving in Libya.

Facing Coronavirus Fallout, Chinese Leaders Told To Be Ready For War With US, Report Says

Report presented to top leaders in Beijing warned fallout from China’s COVID-19 was so bad China needed to be prepared for an armed confrontation with US.

North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire Across Border

North & South Korea exchanged gunfire around the South's guard post Sunday, raising tension a day after N. Korean leader ended an almost 3-week absence.

South Korea Detects ‘Unusual Increase’ in North Korean Air, Artillery Operations

South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said North Korea is stepping up readiness activities for its air & artillery units, for no apparent reason.

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