China actively wants to change the status quo in the Pacific and poses a more immediate threat to Japan. Russia has also been building up its Pacific fleet to be a formidable force in the region. Most of Japan’s response has been geared towards Japan’s acquisition of more military equipment […]
“Let’s be honest: 2018 doesn’t feel good,” Eurasia Group’s president, Ian Bremmer, and chairman, Cliff Kupchan, wrote in their annual “Top Risks” report. “Yes, markets are soaring, and the economy isn’t bad, but citizens are divided,” Bremmer and Kupchan said. “Governments aren’t doing much governing. And the global order is […]
President Donald Trump approves of sending Javelin anti-tank missile systems to the frontlines of Ukraine’s war against Russian-backed separatists. The missile system is one of the most advanced on the market, and has been repeatedly requested by the Ukrainian government. Russia has reacted very negatively to the news, and the […]
Marty Skovlund Jr., a US veteran of Afghanistan, went back to the country as part of a reporting project for Task & Purpose. Skovlund interviewed ranking and junior members of the Afghan and US militaries, and saw how the war is developing first hand. As someone with experience in the […]
A new report in Politico claims that the terror group Hezbollah was operating a massive drug and weapons smuggling operation that the DEA was poised to take down. DEA agents claimed that Obama administration officials intentionally prevented them from taking actions that would have dealt a major blow to Hezbollah. […]
Saudi Arabia has some of the greatest military equipment money can buy, but its military is still not seen as a threat to its longtime rival Iran. Saudi Arabia’s military has not proved capable of effectively fighting back Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Its arsenal is designed for a large […]
Dennis Rodman believes that he can be the mediator between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “I’ve been trying to tell Donald since day one: ‘Come talk to me, man … I’ll tell you what the Marshal wants more than anything,” Rodman said in an interview. […]
Bosnian War general Slobodan Praljak died of a heart attack after drinking cyanide at his conviction and sentencing for war crimes. Authorities still haven’t figured out how Praljak obtained the poison. Dutch prosecutors have revealed that Slobodan Praljak died of a heart attack after drinking cyanide as his conviction and […]
Russia launched its second Karakurt-class corvette last week. It is a much more improved version of Russia’s previous corvettes. TheKarakurt-class corvette seems to be as fast and as capable as a destroyer, but smaller. Russia plans on building 18 Karakurt-class corvettes in total. A new ballistic missile submarine wasn’t the […]
Slobodan Praljak, a former Bosnian Croat general, drank poison from a bottle during a war-crimes tribunal on Wednesday. He died a few hours later in a Dutch hospital. Praljak’s charges centered on the rape, murder, and ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims. “Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal! I reject […]
The war in Ukraine is currently in a kind of “frozen” state. Last week saw a heat spike that caused a lot of change in the area. A fight between two groups could be a sign of an internal rivalry in Russia. Though snow now covers the ground of Ukraine’s […]
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VIDEO: An international investigation into the downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has concluded that the plane was struck by a Russian-made missile.