Military

US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says

(Worthy News) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program. Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was “not…

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Putin declares victory against 'terrorists' in Syria

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Mr. Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air campaign in 2015 that allowed…

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Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

(Worthy News) – An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling ‘victory day’ in Arabic. Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under Islamic State control along the border with…

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China confirms test of powerful DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile

(Worthy News) – China’s People’s Liberation Army has confirmed the latest flight test of the newest and most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile known as the DF-41. “It is a normal practice for China to develop missiles as scheduled, and it is not against any specific country, region or target,” Senior Col. Wu Qian, a Chinese…

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Trump asks Saudi Arabia to allow immediate aid to Yemen

(Worthy News) – U.S. President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by relief organizations. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in Yemen’s civil war started…

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Israeli jets reported to strike Syrian military site near Damascus

(Worthy News) – Israel’s military struck a Syrian military installation on the outskirts of Damascus late Monday night, according to initial reports. According to the reports out of Syria, the strike targeted the Jamarya military facility and research center, northwest of the Syrian capital. “Israeli planes targeted the Jamarya region near Damascus including a scientific…

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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites

(Worthy News) – The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. The accelerated pace of North Korea’s…

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U.S. talks with Russia about military partnership in Afghanistan War

(Worthy News) – Top U.S. military commanders and diplomats are weighing a proposed strategy shift in the Afghanistan War centered on expanded military collaboration with Russia. On separate occasions this week, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, spoke publicly of Washington and Moscow’s shared…

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