War

  • Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in east Syria

    ABOARD THE ADMIRAL ESSEN — Russia’s military fired seven cruise missiles Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour as pro-government forces closed in on the militants holed up in the eponymous capital. Journalists on a trip organized by the Russian Defense Ministry watched...
  • Parts of controversial US anti-missile system moved to South Korean site

    Parts of a US-built anti-missile system designed to mitigate the threat of North Korean missiles have been moved to the planned deployment site in South Korea as tensions with the nuclear-armed country escalate. Trucks hauling components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system rolled into the site...
  • Movement of US Navy strike group a reaction to North Korea: McMaster

    Command spokesman Dave Benham called diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence” in the volatile Western Pacific. A South Korean official in March said the North is likely to conduct “high-intensity strategic provocations such as a nuclear test” or an...
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