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‘Over in under a minute’: commander divulges how quickly moscow’s defences can thwart missile attack

In this photo taken from undated footage distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, an intercontinental ballistic missile lifts off from a truck-mounted launcher somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard hypersonic weapon entered combat duty on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernization of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) The Russian capital’s air and missile defence system is one of the most sophisticated in the world, and includes a dense layer of anti-aircraft missile launchers, interceptor systems, and a unique tetrahedral truncated pyramid radio-radar station so powerful ... Read more

commander divulges how quickly moscow’s defences can thwart missile attack

The Russian capital’s air and missile defence system is one of the most sophisticated in the world, and includes a dense layer of anti-aircraft missile launchers, interceptor systems, and a unique tetrahedral truncated pyramid radio-radar station so powerful it can detect space debris. In the event of an enemy attack, Moscow’s air defences would intercept and destroy enemy missile targets in the space of less than a minute, missile defence forces commander Maj. Gen. Sergei Grabchuk has revealed. In an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, the officer explained that, in the first place, Russia’s global missile ... Read more

Trump-Supporting Man Murdered by His Employee in Politically Motivated Attack: Police

News Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeMason Toney, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of William Steven Knight. (Orange County Sheriff’s Office) By Jack Davis Published January 23, 2020 at 7:11am Politics turned deadly in Florida this week as a staunch Trump supporter was killed by a co-worker after an argument about politics. Mason Toney, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of William Steven Knight on Monday, according to USA Today. The Associated Press reported that Knight was an “outspoken American” and “pro-Donald Trump,” according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit. Meanwhile, ... Read more

Trump: US troop injuries from Iran’s attack “not very serious”

President Donald Trump is minimizing the injuries sustained by US troops attacked by Iran earlier this month, describing them as just “headaches.” “I’ve seen what Iran has done with roadside bombs to our troops. I’ve seen people with no legs and no arms. I’ve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured,” Trump said Wednesday during his trip to the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. “I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen.” Trump’s comments struck many as callous, given that concussions and potential traumatic brain injuries, which more than 11 military members are ... Read more

US Troops in Iraq Got Warning Hours Before Iranian Attack

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major escalation between the longtime foes. At 11 p.m. on Jan. 7, U.S. Lt. Col. Antoinette Chase gave the order for American troops at Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq, to go on lockdown. Military movements froze as her team, responsible for emergency response at the base, sent out alerts about the threat. At 11:30 p.m., she gave the order to ... Read more

3 days of mourning after 89 soldiers killed in attack on Niger military base

The West African nation of Niger has declared three days of national mourning after 89 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base. The attack took place on Thursday, January 9 when heavily armed militants attacked an army outpost in Chinagodrar near the border of Mali. Niger’s flag will also be flown at half-staff across the country to pay tribute to the troops killed in the raid. President Mahamadou Issoufou expressed his deepest condolences to the victims’ families and wished those wounded in the attack a speedy recovery. “I would like to salute the courage and bravery with ... Read more

Iran’s missile attack on Iraq base

Waves of ballistic missiles, soldiers hunkered down in bunkers for hours, intense shock waves — a top US commander said he reacted to Iran’s unprecedented attack against an Iraqi base with “disbelief”. In an exclusive interview with AFP at the Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq, Lt. Colonel Tim Garland said his superiors had given him “a couple hours of advance warning” last Tuesday night that an attack by Iran was coming. “My first reaction was shock, initial disbelief,” he said, sceptical that Iran would be capable, and willing, to conduct a bold attack on Ain al-Asad. The airbase was ... Read more

Attorney General Barr Announces Attack on Florida Naval Base ‘an Act of Terrorism’

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that last month’s deadly shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida has been ruled “an act of terrorism” that was “motivated by jihadist ideology.” Barr also told reporters at a news conference at the Justice Department that 21 members of the Saudi Royal Air Force and Royal Navy enrolled in flight training in Pensacola were found to have “derogatory information” in their possession and have been removed from the school. They were scheduled to return to Saudi Arabia on Monday. “On Dec. 6, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Royal ... Read more

Esper: Information Indicated ‘Broad Scale’ Attack Within ‘Matter of Days’

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper reiterated his belief on Sunday morning talk shows that elimination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani would prevent an attack that could lead to more dangerous, open conflict with Iran. “We had information that there was going to be an attack within a matter of days, that would be broad in scale, in other words more than one country, and that it would be bigger that previous attacks, likely going to take us into open hostilities with Iran,” Esper said, while speaking today with Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” news program. The United ... Read more

Niger declares three days of mourning after 89 soldiers killed in attack on military base

The attack happened on Thursday when heavily armed militants attacked an army outpost in Chinagodrar in the country’s west, near the border of Mali, government spokesman Abdourahame Zakari said in a statement Sunday. Niger’s flag will also be flown at half-staff throughout the territory as the country mourns the troops killed in the raid. President Mahamadou Issoufou sent his “deepest condolences” to the victims’ families and wished those wounded in the attack a speedy recovery. The number of troops killed in Thursday’s attack tops casualty figures from last month’s raid by jihadist militants on another military outpost in the country’s ... Read more