WATCH Russian S-300 fire missiles at Vostok 2018 military drills (VIDEOS)

The Russian Defense Ministry has released breathtaking footage of S-300 anti-aircraft systems launching missiles during Vostok 2018 exercise. Other stunning highlights from the drills were also caught on camera. The spectacular video shows S-300s preparing to fire missiles at an undisclosed location during the Russian military’s Vostok 2018 wargames which run until September 17. The […]

Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)

Russia has staged large-scale military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria, involving both its Navy and Air Force. The drills were held amid the ongoing escalation around Idlib, and US threats to strike Syria. Footage released by Russia’s Defense Ministry shows marine Special Forces equipped with state-of-the-art gear landing on the shores of the […]

China’s navy holds military drills just off Taiwan’s coast every day for a week

Reuters A formation of Chinese warships has been holding daily combat drills for more than a week in waters near Taiwan, China’s state media said on Tuesday. “The drills tested the military and training abilities of warship, aviation and coastal defense troops, via organizing real combat training in multiple areas of the ocean,” it said. China […]

Taiwan is accusing China of using ‘cheap verbal intimidation and saber rattling’ as live-fire drills begin

Reuters Taiwan’s defense ministry accused China of using “cheap verbal intimidation and saber rattling” to threaten them as China began a massive live-fire military drill in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday. Chinese state media called the military exercise a direct response to “provocations” by the Taiwanese government, and is concerned the island will push for formal […]

Mueller signals he is going after bigger fish as he drills down on the central thread of the Russia investigation

The special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly didn’t need former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates’ cooperation against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Instead, Mueller wants to know what Gates knew about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the 2016 US election. Gates was a key player during pivotal moments in the campaign, and his […]

Chinese bombers & fighter jets conduct drills in South China Sea & Western Pacific

China has dispatched warplanes to the South China Sea and the Western Pacific for combat readiness drills, the PLA Air Force has announced, just days after the US Navy exercised its ‘freedom of navigation’ in disputed waters. The Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) has moved its H-6K bombers and Su-30 and Su-35 fighters to a number […]

US stages Alaska drills ‘to fight & win Arctic’ in face of Russian dominance (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

It seems the battle for Arctic dominance continues with US forces conducting large-scale military exercises in Alaska this month to train troops “to fight and win in the Arctic.” The Arctic is a mineral-rich area and important strategic zone, particularly as melting ice makes the region more accessible. While many nations, including Finland, Norway, Canada […]

N. Korea will 'counter US' if it holds drills with Seoul

North Korea has threatened to “counter the US” if Washington holds joint military exercises with Seoul while still enforcing sanctions against Pyongyang. “If the US finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], the DPRK will counter the US by its own mode of counteraction and the […]

US, S. Korean militaries to conduct joint drills despite detente with Pyongyang

The US and South Korea will go ahead with military drills off the Korean peninsula despite the “Peace Olympics” and the recent thaw in North-South relations, the South’s defense ministry said in a report to the National Assembly. In the run-up to the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Seoul was able to convince Washington to delay […]

Tokyo holds ‘first ever’ missile attack drills amid N. Korea tensions

People in Tokyo rushed to seek shelter following a missile alert test. Despite the fact that similar drills have been staged before, it is the first of its kind for the Japanese capital amid ongoing tensions over North Korea. On Monday, Tokyo activated the government’s J-alert system to simulate a missile launch towards the city, […]