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US Missile Destroyer to Enter Black Sea July 5

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) is scheduled to enter the Black Sea, July 5, 2015, the US Navy said on its website Sunday. “Porter’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the US’ dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst US, …

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Secret Russian Hypersonic Nuke Glider Can Pierce Any Missile Defense

Extremely maneuverable, ultra-fast and elusive, the hypersonic Yu-71 can break through any missile defense system, military experts said. Russia has reportedly carried out four tests already. Russia is test-launching a new hypersonic attack aircraft that can carry nuclear warheads and penetrate missile defense systems, US media said citing …

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New US Ghost Ship to Trace Russian, Chinese, Iranian Diesel-Electric Subs

The US Navy and DARPA are developing a new anti-submarine drone aimed at tracking elusive diesel-electric submarines made by Russia and China, a US military expert revealed.  According to US expert in civil-military relations and cyber diplomacy Franz-Stefan Gady, Russian, Chinese and Iranian diesel-electric submarines have long been a thorn …

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Gulf States Consider Arming Kurds Fighting ISIL Despite US Opposition

Some US allies in the Middle East are considering sending arms directly to Kurdish Peshmerga forces, fighting the Islamic State jihadist group (ISIL) in Iraq, despite Washington’s requirement that all weaponry be channeled through Baghdad authorities, sources in Gulf states told the Telegraph on Thursday. MOSCOW (Sputnik)– Last …

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ISIL Expansion in Middle East Prompts Arab League to Hold Emergency Session

Representatives of the Arab League meet Thursday in Cairo to discuss the deadly attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai which occurred the previous day; the emergency session was reportedly requested by Egypt. The Arab League is convening an emergency session on Thursday in connection with the July 1 attacks by Islamic …

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