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Senior MP Blasts US for Preventing the Acquisition of S-400 by Iraq

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior member of the Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Commission lashed out at the United States for interference in the country’s military issues and purchases, warning of impacts of foreign meddling in Iraq’s defense procurement plans. The Arabic-language Al-Arabi al-Jadid quoted Ali al-Qanimi as saying that the US prevents Iraq’s purchase […]

F-16s Falling Apart: Why Middle-Eastern Nation’s F-16 Fighter Jets Have Been A Complete Catastrophe?

By Mansij Asthana (EAT) – Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) pilots have claimed that their country’s whopping $4.3 billion F-16 fighter jet deal signed with United States aerospace juggernaut Lockheed Martin has been falling apart almost a decade after completion. Just prior to former US President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw the country’s troops from Iraq, Baghdad in […]

What Can Russia do With Erdogan

By Timofey Bordachev – Our discussion on the Turkish issue is now a combination of two opposing points of view. One believes that Ankara is an insidious and dangerous adversary, stretching out the tentacles of its influence to the Muslim-majority countries of the former USSR and, in the long-term, even to certain regions of Russia […]

WATCH: Russian Electronic Warfare Systems Deployed to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)

STEPANAKERT – Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) have deployed the advanced RB-341V “Leer-3” electronic warfare system. The system, based on KamAZ-5350 6×6 trucks, was spotted with Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh in a video that was shared by Global News on November 14. Leer-3 was developed by the St Petersburg-based LLC Special Technology Center, a subsidiary […]

MAJOR: US Military Helicopter Goes Down in Syria

Hasakah, Syria – Earlier today, October 31, a US military helicopter went down in the governorate of al-Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, according to a number of opposition sources. Citing a “special source”, the Jesr Press said the helicopter fell near the town of al- Shaddadi in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah governorate. Other sources reported […]

India Declines Purchase of US Armed Predator-B Drones, Says US is Not an Ally

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Indian government has resisted American pressure over the purchase of US armed Predator-B drones, also called the MQ-9 Reaper, during the recently held 2+2 ministerial-level dialogue in New Delhi. The armed drone is capable of carrying four Hell-Fire missiles and two 500-pound laser-guided bombs. Highly placed government sources in New […]

White House Rejects Putin’s Offer to Extend New START

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. – Russia possesses new weapons that the United States does not have in its arsenal, but it is nevertheless willing to discuss the issue with Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday while addressing permanent members of the Russian Security Council. The president also suggested extending the New START Treaty for one […]