US Special Ops secretly active in almost half of Africa, new report reveals, as military touts threat of China & Russia

US commandos operate in 22 African nations, making the continent its second-largest military footprint after the Middle East, a new report reveals. Locals and the US public are largely unaware of the extent of US presence there. … Read More >US Special Ops secretly active in almost half of Africa, new report reveals, as military touts threat of China & Russia

Explosions reported as Iraqi Shiite militia targets US military convoy near Kuwait border – security forces

An explosion has rocked a convoy carrying US military gear in Iraq near the border with Kuwait, according to Iraqi security services, who say a Shiite militia group is behind the attack. … Read More >Explosions reported as Iraqi Shiite militia targets US military convoy near Kuwait border – security forces

Moving US troops ‘closer to Russia’s border’ is necessary to ensure ‘collective security’, Pentagon claims

Criticisms of the US troop reduction in Germany are unwarranted, Mark Esper has said, claiming that many of these forces are simply being relocated further east in order to serve as a more effective ‘deterrent’ against Russia. … Read More >Moving US troops ‘closer to Russia’s border’ is necessary to ensure ‘collective security’, Pentagon claims

Armed Syrian Arab Tribes Storm Local Headquarters of US-Backed SDF Across Deir ez-Zor – Video

Kurdish militant groups, mostly the Syrian Democratic Forces, have been in control of the eastern parts of the country over the last couple of years with the support of American troops, illegally deployed there with orders to “keep” the local oil fields. … Read More >Armed Syrian Arab Tribes Storm Local Headquarters of US-Backed SDF Across Deir ez-Zor – Video

Off you go, then! Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country – poll

Donald Trump is withdrawing US troops from Germany to ‘punish’ Berlin for buying Russian gas and for not contributing enough to NATO, but a fresh survey shows that people in that country are actually glad that’s he doing so. … Read More >Off you go, then! Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country – poll

German & French arms producers want to reduce use of US technologies in military production – report

France and Germany want to cut their technological dependence on the US – a NATO ally – and rely more on their own products when it comes to manufacturing military equipment, according to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. … Read More >German & French arms producers want to reduce use of US technologies in military production – report

Syria says US ‘stealing’ oil after American energy firm signs deal with Kurdish rebels

The Syrian government has accused the US of “stealing” the country’s oil reserves, which Washington claimed to be protecting from terrorists. American lawmakers admitted that a deal has been signed with Kurdish rebels. … Read More >Syria says US ‘stealing’ oil after American energy firm signs deal with Kurdish rebels

AFRICOM confirms HQ is leaving Stuttgart, German defense minister says US withdrawal is ‘regrettable’

The US Africa Command will seek to move its headquarters as the Pentagon plans a major reduction of American forces based in Germany. The German Defense Ministry is now considering how to help regions after the US withdrawal. … Read More >AFRICOM confirms HQ is leaving Stuttgart, German defense minister says US withdrawal is ‘regrettable’

Iranian Satellite Once Derided as ‘Tumbling Webcam in Space’ Snaps Pics of US’s Largest Mideast Base

The images were reportedly obtained amid the ongoing massive war games in southern Iran involving multiple branches of the armed forces, including elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) formations. … Read More >Iranian Satellite Once Derided as ‘Tumbling Webcam in Space’ Snaps Pics of US’s Largest Mideast Base