North Korea: Kim Jong-Un’s 30,000 elite troops could pour through secret underground tunnels into South Korea
Military chiefs fear Kim’s troops have dug a series of secret underground tunnels reaching behind the South’s defensive lines.
And in one nightmare scenario they believe up to 30,000 elite commandos are ready to pour through them.
N. Korea pulling workers from complex that’s last big symbol of cooperation with South
U.S. Designs a Korea Response Proportional to [...]
January 28, 2013
It is named after the Celtic god of thunder, can fly faster than the speed of sound and evades enemy radar with its single-wing stealth design.
This is Taranis, Britain’s latest pilotless combat aircraft, which is even capable of selecting its own targets.
The revolutionary superdrone is due to make its maiden flight in the next few weeks and could spearhead the fight against terrorism in Africa.
Military chiefs believe [...]
PLA ‘sinks’ US carrier in DF-21D missile test in Gobi
The People’s Liberation Army has successfully sunk a US aircraft carrier, according to a satellite photo provided by Google Earth, reports our sister paper Want Daily — though the strike was a war game, the carrier a mock-up platform and the “sinking” occurred on dry land in a remote part of western China.
A satellite image reveals two large craters on a [...]
Iranian TV announces upgrades to short-range missiles and more powerful naval engine
Fateh-110 missile with range of about 180 miles included in upgrades
Israel has said it is contemplating air strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites
Israel is planning a military strike against Iran’s nuclear programme before November, security sources in Israel have claimed.
British officials say prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun a process of ‘sounding out’ his voters to gauge support for airstrikes [...]
CAIRO — President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and other senior generals, moving more aggressively than ever before to reclaim political power that the military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he took office on June 30, that had gutted the authority of his office. [...]
The Israeli news outlet DebkaFile reports that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned the country’s top military chiefs during a recent war council meeting to expect “war within weeks.” According to DebkaFile:
While retaliation had been exhaustively drilled in regular military exercises in the past year, Khamenei ordered the biggest fortification project in Iran’s history to save its nuclear program from even the mightiest of America’s super-weapons. Rocks are [...]
The 74-year-old stumbled up a step on a visit to army headquarters in Madrid yesterday morning and was photographed as he lay sprawled on the flagstones while aides rushed to pick him up.
The accident caused no lasting damage, the Royal Palace said, and the King was able to complete his visit as planned.
He later attended a photo call with military chiefs sporting a swollen and grazed nose.
It is the latest [...]
Israel sees window of opportunity for Iran strike closing
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Speculation that Israel and the United States may decide to launch an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities have heightened after former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy told the New York Times, “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.”
The NY Times report speculates that the window of opportunity to [...]
Iran prepared for strike on nuclear facilities in September or October
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told top Iranian military chiefs to expect “war within weeks,” at a recent war council meeting, according to Israeli news outlet DebkaFile.
“While retaliation had been exhaustively drilled in regular military exercises in the past year, Khamenei ordered the biggest fortification project in Iran’s history to save its nuclear [...]
The biggest conventional bomb ever developed is ready to wreak destruction upon the enemies of the US, after Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said its record-breaking bunker-buster has become operational after years of testing.
“If it needed to go today, we would be ready to do that,” said Donley. “We continue to do testing on the bomb to refine its capabilities, and that is ongoing. We also have the capability to go with [...]
China has bet the security of its billion citizens largely around one weapon system: missiles. Which is why planned U.S. advancements to Washington’s mobile missile shield is freaking Beijing out. Its military chiefs figure they need to upgrade their own cache of various missiles or risk losing the ability to deter the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Not exactly the response American military planners had in mind.
The PLA “will have [...]
Israel is preparing for Iran to become a nuclear power and has accepted it may happen within a year, the London Times reported on Monday citing an Israeli security report.
The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) think-tank prepared scenarios for the day after an Iranian nuclear weapons test at the request of former Israeli ambassadors, intelligence officials and ex-military chiefs, the paper reported.
Israel has so far maintained it will do all within [...]
The dismissal of Greece’s top military chiefs has the opposition up in arms. With the Greek crisis worsening by the day, PM George Papandreou has been accused of trying to rein in the armed forces before a potential government collapse.
Sweeping changes to Greece’s military leadership were approved by Prime Minister George Papandreou during a meeting of the Foreign and Defense Council in Athens today.
The Chief of National Defense, as well [...]
Isik Kosaner (right) was appointed armed forces chief of staff just under a year ago
The chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, has resigned along with the army, navy and air force heads.
They were furious about the arrest of senior officers, accused of plotting, shortly before a round of military promotions.
A series of meetings between General Kosaner and PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to resolve their differences.
After more than four weeks of air strikes by Nato, Col Gaddafi’s regime survives and the rebels trying to oust him have made little significant progress towards Tripoli Photo: REUTERS
The Daily Telegraph has learned that Apache helicopters will fly into Libya from a Royal Navy warship, in a joint operation with the French.
As many as 18 British and French helicopters will be deployed to support [...]
DAVID Cameron yesterday announced the start of Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The PM revealed the first 450 troops will be brought home this year.
But the move is bitterly opposed by military chiefs, who claim it risks throwing away the gains made by British forces.
Colonel Stuart Tootal, ex-commander of 3 Para, said: “We should only get out when the job is done properly.
Promise … PM David Cameron
“We are on [...]
US officials have revealed that Osama bin Laden’s diaries contain the rather startling conclusion that he didn’t think Vice President Joe Biden was worth bumping off (hat tip: a tweet from my New York colleague Jon Swaine).
According to ProPublica, the Obama administration is briefing that Barack Obama was bin Laden’s the “top target” (no surprise there) while “military chiefs like the chairman of the Joint Chiefs [...]
Only 17 percent of Americans see President Barack Obama as a strong and decisive military leader, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after the United States and its allies began bombing Libya.
Nearly half of those polled view Obama as a cautious and consultative commander-in-chief and more than a third see him as indecisive in military matters.
Obama was widely criticized in 2009 for his [...]