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Israel Needs ‘Many Billions Immediately’ To Counter Iran: Netanyahu

Posted by Arie Egozi on

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TEL AVIV: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, still trying to form a new government, said Israel must increase its defense spending by “many billions immediately and then many billions every year” as the threat from Iran “has intensified in recent weeks. Israel, he said yesterday, faces a significantly growing threat from Iran. The Israeli military recently attacked… Keep reading →

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Poblete’s Resignation Weakens State’s Security Bench

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on

The resignation of Trump’s assistant secretary for arms control and verification weakens the State Department’s already shaky bench in arms control talks.

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HASC Dems Press To Resume Korea Wargames; Trump Tweets Vs. Intel Community

Posted by Colin Clark on

Democrats challenged President Trump over his freeze on US military exercises with South Korea, while Trump lashed out on social media against intelligence officials who questioned his achievements.

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Israel Spends With Eye On Iran Strikes In Shifting Mideast

Posted by Arie Egozi on

TEL AVIV: Israel is preparing to buy a range of new weapons in preparation for a possible attack on Iran should that country appear to restart efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. Israel has reportedly already invested more than $2 billion preparing for a possible attack against Iran. On Israel’s shopping list: a new aerial refueling… Keep reading →

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Why the U.S. Military Should Stay Out Of Iran

Posted by Maj. Danny Sjursen on

It’s not that often that a major in the US military — albeit now a reservist — points the finger at the Defense Secretary and says, sir, you’re wrong, and does it in writing and in public. Here you have it. Army Maj. Danny Sjursen, expressing his own unofficial opinions, says Iran is Jim Mattis’… Keep reading →

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Trump Threatens To Kill Iran Deal; North Korea Threatens Guam

Posted by Colin Clark on

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WASHINGTON: North Korea probably has its own reasons for putting Guam back on the targeting map, but they did it on the same day President Trump officially refused to certify the nuclear deal with Iran. Trump said he “cannot and will not” certify the deal as being in America’s national interest and threatened to cancel… Keep reading →

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As Daesh Is Crushed, Future Of Middle East At Stake

Posted by Yaakov Amidror on

The future of the Middle East is currently being determined, in a process that is almost entirely hidden from view. In recent weeks, the gaze of the world has been fixed on the fight against Daesh (aka ISIL), as the end of its occupation in Mosul, Iraq, and the breaching of its defenses in Raqqa,… Keep reading →

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Trump’s Generals, Part 2: Jim Mattis vs. Iran

Posted by James Kitfield on

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Who are Trump’s generals? Yesterday, James Kitfield told us what these retired soldiers have in common as products of our post-9/11 wars. Now we’ll go deep into the formative experiences and geopolitical worldview of each man, starting today with the prospective Secretary of Defense, Gen. Jim Mattis. He’s been nicknamed both “Mad Dog” and “Warrior… Keep reading →

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Trump Won; Four Global Realities He Faces

Posted by Daniel DePetris on

Americans woke up on November 9 with a collective sigh of relief: the election was finally over. Now, we get to the hard part: filling appointments in the executive branch, passing legislation, and getting the federal government to work again. The period between Election Day and January 20 is a great time for a refresher… Keep reading →

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‘I Go Where I Please:’ Unshackle Navy To Reply To Iran

Posted by Kirkland Donald on

One of America’s first naval heroes, Commodore Stephen Decatur, was challenged by an Algerian admiral in 1815. Decatur’s reply is now enshrined in international law for ships sailing the seven seas: “I go where I please.” This ethos came to define the mission of the U.S. Navy – ensuring the high seas are free and… Keep reading →

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