Military

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

(Worthy News) – In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation. The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008…

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McCain Returning Home to Arizona, Will Likely Miss Tax Vote

(Worthy News) – Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump told reporters he had spoken to McCain’s wife, Cindy after her husband had…

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US presents ‘undeniable’ evidence Iran arming Yemen’s rebels with missiles

(Worthy News) – US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations unveiled Thursday what she said was “undeniable” evidence proving that Iran is funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of international law. At a news conference in a hanger at a military base in Washington, Nikki Haley presented recently declassified evidence…

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Islamic State got U.S. weapons meant for Syrian rebels: study

(Worthy News) – Sophisticated weapons the U.S. military secretly provided to Syrian rebels ended up with the Islamic State, a study said Thursday. Conflict Armament Research, a British-based organization, examined 40,000 weapons and other items recovered from the Islamic State from July 2014 to last month — time which the U.S.-led coalition removed militants from…

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US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

(Worthy News) – The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. The cyber soldiers have been integrated for six months in infantry units, and will tailor operations according to commanders’ needs, said Colonel William…

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IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets

(Worthy News) – The Israeli Air Force struck three Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday-Thursday, in retaliation for a volley of rockets fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave. The IDF spokesman in a statement said Israeli warplanes struck military training sites and weapons storage facilities used by the terrorist group. “Israel will…

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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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