Brazil sending troops to Venezuelan border amid massive refugee influx

The Brazilian President has ordered the army to be deployed to the borderline state of Roraima shortly after clashes broke out between the locals and Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political problems. In a statement on Tuesday, Brazil’s President Michel Temer said that the military deployment he authorized on Tuesday is aimed at ensuring […]

Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services

US military have been banned from using fitness trackers, smartphones and other devices and services over the fear that geolocation features might jeopardize the secrecy of American operations abroad, the Pentagon has announced. Following several incidents in which US military bases and patrol routes have been compromised by fitness trackers used by soldiers deployed to […]

South Korea’s military considering pulling troops away from DMZ border ‘on a trial basis’ amid eased tensions with North Korea

AFP South Korea is reportedly considering withdrawing some military forces and equipment from guard posts on the border with North Korea on a “trial basis.” It’s part of the South Korean defense ministry’s plan to transform the [Demilitarized Zone] into a “peace zone.” The ministry said it would also plan on designating a de facto […]

Saudi King absolves troops of any future accountability for their conduct in Yemen war

A royal decree by Saudi King Salman has ‘pre-exonerated’ all troops fighting in Yemen from any accountability issues they may face over their conduct in the war, in which thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. A statement announcing the early pardon, released by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA, said the pardon extends […]

Germans favor withdrawal of US troops, not paying more for US ‘protection’ – poll

Almost every second German favors the withdrawal of US forces based there, according to a poll taken prior to the NATO summit, at which Donald Trump accused Berlin of relying on Washington’s protection and not contributing enough. Some 42 percent of Germans are ready to see 35,000 US troops return home, a new YouGov poll, […]

American troops unlikely to leave Germany, US NATO envoy says

Not much is likely to change for the 35,000 American soldiers stationed in Germany, as the US ambassador to NATO says there are no plans for their withdrawal, despite speculations that Trump may be considering a troop pullout. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Trump administration’s envoy to NATO, told reporters on Thursday that there is “nothing […]

Army orgy: British troops 'smuggle prostitute into barracks & film sordid sex romp'

British Army soldiers are under investigation after being accused of smuggling a woman into their army barracks and filming themselves having sex with her. Video purporting to show the tryst has since been shared online. READ MORE: US Army accused of domestic violence cover-up Four soldiers from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards based at Leuchars […]

Trump was reportedly surprised by the number of US troops stationed in Germany and expressed interest in pulling some of them out

The US Defense Department is reportedly analyzing the cost-to-benefit ratio of a large-scale withdrawal or transfer of US troops in Germany. Trump, who has had a tenuous relationship with the German chancellor Angela Merkel, was said to have been surprised by the number of US troops stationed there. Some US officials were said to have […]

US psy-ops vision: Leaflets that cry ‘surrender now!’ as they rain down on enemy troops

The US may soon add talking leaflets to their psychological warfare arsenal. The devices would play pre-recorded 30-second messages to whoever picks them up and may even soon listen back to the response they get. A prototype of a weaponized version of a musical greeting card has been developed by the US Special Operations Forces […]

US warns against attacking its troops after Assad says they’ll leave Syria ‘one way or another'

US troops are not leaving Syria and any attempt to remove them by force will be met with an armed response, a top Pentagon official said, reacting to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s RT interview. “Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” Director […]