US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

17 Sep 2019

Who are the Houthis and how closely linked are they to Iran?

The relationship between Iran and the Houthis is not simple and has long been clouded by accusations and denials and amplified by rumors and propaganda from all sides. Iranian backing of the Houthis appears to have increased over time. But experts on Iran’s network of proxies say the Houthis are among the least dependent on Tehran for financial and military support and decision-making.
The relationship between Iran and the Houthis is not simple and has long been clouded by accusations and denials and...

Publisher: Asia Times

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14 Mar 2019

Did RAND get it right in its war game exercise?

The RAND Corporation with Pentagon support has carried out a war game simulation in which the United States loses to both Russia and China. The US and NATO are unable to stop an attack in the Balkans by the Russians, and the United States and its allies are unable to prevent the takeover of Taiwan by China. These are the claims made by RAND. But is RAND right?
The RAND Corporation with Pentagon support has carried out a war game simulation in which the United...

Publisher: Al Jazeera

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20 Dec 2018

Erdogan: New military operation in Syria to ‘start at any moment’

Turkey may launch a new military operation in northern Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding US President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey's plans. Erdogan's remarks on Monday came days after he announced Turkish forces would launch a new cross-border operation against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to the east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.
Turkey may launch a new military operation in northern Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Publisher: RT International

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20 Dec 2018

‘Russia wins’: Fury in Washington as Trump announces withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria has been met with anger and disbelief by the Washington establishment that hoped for regime change in Damascus.
President Donald Trump’s decision to declare ISIS defeated and order a full US withdrawal from Syria has been met with...

Publisher: NYTimes

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10 Nov 2017

Case of Missing Lebanese Prime Minister Stirs Middle East Tensions

Mr. Hariri, until he announced his resignation on Saturday, had shown no signs of planning to do so. Hours later, on Saturday evening, a missile fired from Yemen came close to Riyadh before being shot down by Saudi Arabia. It then emerged that the week before, Jared Kushner, had visited Riyadh on a previously undisclosed trip and met until the early morning hours with the crown prince.
Mr. Hariri, until he announced his resignation on Saturday, had shown no signs of planning to do so. Hours later, on...
8 Sep 2017

US evacuation of ISIS leaders “almost 100-precent true”

Some Russian geopolitical analysts argue that United States President  Donald Trump should launch an investigation into the alleged evacuation of ISIS commanders by the US military from Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, an event which is said to have taken place two days ago.
Some Russian geopolitical analysts argue that United States President  Donald Trump should launch an investigation...
6 Sep 2017

Undercover in North Korea: “All Paths Lead to Catastrophe”

The whole thing begins with the division of Korea in 1945. People think it began with the Korean War, but the Korean War only happened because  of the 1945 division [of Korea by the U.S. and Soviet Union at the end of World War II]. What we’re seeing is Korea stuck in between. Essentially no Americans know what happened between 1945 and the start of the Korean War. And few Americans know what happened during the war. [Syngman Rhee, the U.S.-installed ultra right-wing South Korean dictator, massacred tens of thousands of South Koreans before North Korea invaded in 1950. Rhee’s government executed another 100,000 South Koreans in the war’s early months. Then the barbaric U.S. air war against North Korea killed perhaps one-fifth of its population.]
The whole thing begins with the division of Korea in 1945. People think it began with the Korean War, but...
12 Apr 2017

Putin hardens Moscow’s support of Syria regime before Tillerson visit

Vladimir Putin has deepened his support of the Syrian regime, claiming its opponents planned false-flag chemical weapon attacks to justify further US missile strikes. The Russian president’s predictions on Tuesday of an escalation in the Syrian war involving more use of chemical weapons came as US officials provided further details of what they insist was a sarin attack by Bashar al-Assad’s forces against civilians on 4 April, and accused Moscow of a cover-up and possible complicity.
Vladimir Putin has deepened his support of the Syrian regime, claiming its opponents planned false-flag chemical...

Publisher: BBC News

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10 Mar 2017

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. They include Marines, who arrived in the past few days to set up an outpost from which they will be able to fire artillery at IS positions in the city. Several hundred US special forces soldiers are already deployed, advising Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the...

What a Real Review of U.S. Military Assistance to Saudi Arabia Would Say

Americans have not paid much attention to the war In Yemen. With all eyes on Syria and the neo-Cold War rivalry there with Russia, Yemen did not come up at all in the presidential debates. Yet according to UN figures, the war has left 10,000 dead and 900,000 civilians displaced — and it arguably implicates the United States even more than the Syrian conflict.
Americans have not paid much attention to the war In Yemen. With all eyes on Syria and the neo-Cold War rivalry there...

Publisher: Haaretz

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10 Jun 2016

Despite Voicing Criticism, Susan Rice Promises Israel ‘Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History’

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the two nations that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history.”
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the...

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