Russia Withdraws And Iran Expands Foothold In Syria: Report

The government of Russia has undertaken a number of military changes, including withdrawal from some parts of Syria since the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Thursday that Russian forces withdrew from …

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North Korea Launches Three Ballistic Missiles Towards East Sea, South Korea Says

Fourth EstateA North Korean ballistic missle launch in 2019. | UN Handout

North Korea launched three ballistic missiles toward the East Sea on May 25 morning, a day after United States President Joe Biden wrapped his first presidential trip to Asia. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of South Korea said that …

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Rafale Jets Collide During Airshow

Fourth EstateRafale Jet | Tim Felce (Airwolfhound)

French authorities said two Rafale fighters collided mid-air in the southwest of France while flying in formation as part of the La Fosa national air meeting demonstration.   “During their tactical presentation, two Rafales from the 30th Fighter Wing touched …

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US Claims Conducting Successful Hypersonic Weapon Test

Fourth EstateBoeing B-52H Stratofortress - Contando Estrelas

The United States Air Force said Monday it had successfully launched a hypersonic weapon test, marking a “major accomplishment” for them. A long-range bomber B-52H Stratofortress released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) last May 14 off the Southern …

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US Mulls Sharing Okinawa Munitions Depot with Japan’s Self-Defense Forces

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Japanese government sources said Saturday that the U.S. military could share its ammunition depots in Okinawa with Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) to enhance their operational coordination in defending its southwestern islands. According to reports, the SDF’s use of U.S. ammunition …

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Australia Claims Chinese Spy Ship Spotted off Secret Naval Facility

Fourth EstateChina's Peoples Liberation Army-Navy's (PLA-N) Intelligence Collection Vessel Haiwangxing operating near the coast of Australia in this handout image released May 13, 2022. Australian Department of Defence/Handout via REUTERS - Australian DoD/Handout via Fourth Estate

A high-tech Chinese surveillance ship has been spotted near a secret navy communications center that assists American and other ally submarines off the coast of Western Australia. Defence Minister Peter Dutton, in a report by ABC News, said the Australia …

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Ukraine Claims to Have Damaged Another Russian Ship

Ukraine’s Bayraktar drones have successfully attacked Russia’s air defenses and support vessels at Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island). According to a report by the British Ministry of Defense, “Russia’s resupply vessels have minimum protection in the western Black Sea, following the …

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Russian Troops Forced to Use Computer Components from Appliances Due to Sanctions

Fourth EstateComputer components scavenged from appliances have been used in Russian military equipment as the United States has continued to deny Russia access to technology.

Russian troops have reportedly been using computer components scavenged from appliances in military equipment as the United States has continued to deny Russia of technology. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a Senate hearing Wednesday that the Ukrainians have reported …

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Ukraine Receives 45 Fire Trucks from Italy

Ukraine received 45 fire trucks from the Italian government on Monday. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the fire trucks will be deployed across the garrisons of Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. “Thank you EU Civil Protection & …

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