Posts tagged as war

British Royal Marines give the Lithuanian Army a lesson in war

Friday, September 13, 2019

Royal Marines from 45 Commando have been showing off their training methods to Lithuanian Army Corporals. Royal Marines have been teaching the Lithuanian Army a lesson – literally. Two Corporals from the Baltic nation’s armed forces have been taking tips from British commandos during a visit to a Scottish training range. The green berets of 45 Commando welcomed the pair to Barry Buddon – just along the Angus coast from…

Americans who fought in Afghanistan wait to see how their war ends

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ryan Clay and Anthony “Rocco” DePrimo were in different places in life when they met as Marines more than 12 years ago. Clay was a combat instructor who already had seen war in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he earned a Purple Heart. DePrimo was fresh out of high school and boot camp, a self-described former “pretty-boy dude” who followed in his father’s footsteps to become a Marine. “Rocco used to…

AP Explains: How Emirates troop drawdown impacts Yemen’s war

By Sam Magdy on Thursday, July 25, 2019

The United Arab Emirates, one of the most powerful parties in Yemen’s war, has begun to draw down its forces, pulling out several thousand troops in a move that leaves the Saudi-led coalition there with a weakened ground presence and fewer tactical options. The UAE isn’t quitting Yemen or the coalition, which it and Saudi Arabia formed in 2015 to stem the advance of Iranian-allied Shiite rebels known as Houthis…

Termination of ReRe Būve 1 contract is declaration of war on construction mafia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Architect Zaiga Gaile calls the decision of Latvia’s State Real Estate (SRE) to terminate the contract with construction company ReRe Būve 1 for the restoration of New Riga Theatre a declaration of war against the mafia of large construction companies. During a press-conference organized by SRE, the author of New Riga Theatre’s reconstruction project Gaile congratulated the state institution for the cardinal decision she believes to be a brave step. «Since July…

Trump’s war powers on Iran limited by U.S. Congress

Monday, July 15, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump’s powers to potentially take his country to war with Iran have been blocked by American legislators setting forth congressional authorization to such a move. In the U.S. Congress on Friday, July 12, members of the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the fiscal 2020 National Defence Authorization Act that would bar funding to use military force against Iran unless Congress authorizes it. Representative Ro Khanna…

EU to stage war games to prepare for hybrid threats

Thursday, June 27, 2019

European Union ministers will take part in joint war games over coming months to better prepare the bloc for a range of attacks, from cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Thursday that interior and finance ministers from the 28-country bloc will be tasked to respond to fictional scenarios during meetings in Helsinki in July and September. By being able to respond, they will be able to…

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Iran has declared it “will not wage war against any nation” after the US announced that a further 1,000 troops are to be sent to the Middle East amid rising tensions. The US move, announced by the acting defence secretary, Patrick Shanahan, comes after the US blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tanker ships last week, which has raised fears of a confrontation, and Tehran declaring it had increased…

US to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East, citing ‘hostile behavior’ by Iran

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to “hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups”, Patrick Shanahan, the acting defence secretary, announced on Monday. The move further heightens tensions between the two nations. Last week Washington blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tanker ships, which came more than a year after Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from…

If Estonians start war against Latvia, we will have no choise but to respond in kind – Karins

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If Estonia has broken the agreement with Latvia regarding the excise tax on alcoholic beverages and “started this war”, Latvia will have no choice but to respond by reducing the excise taxes accordingly, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told reporters after a meeting of the Cooperation Council today. Several years ago both countries agreed that Latvia would raise the excise tax to bring it closer to Estonia’s level, Karins…

The U.S. sell “fear” to Europe

By Vairis Godmanis on Saturday, June 1, 2019

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has considered several options for the outcome of the military conflict between Russia and Europe if the US withdraws from NATO. According to experts of the institute, European countries will not be able to resist Moscow. This is reported by the American magazine National Interest. According to one of the options, Russia will seize Lithuania and part of the territory of Poland. This…