Apr 11, 2017

Laser weapons edge toward use in U.S. military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the U.S. military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than in the movies. Lightsabers — the favored weapon of the Jedi in “Star Wars” films — will remain in the fictional ...

Jets launch raids from Syrian base hit by U.S. airstrikes

Apr 8, 2017

Jets launch raids from Syrian base hit by U.S. airstrikes

Two warplanes took off from a central Syrian air base and carried out bombing raids nearby on Friday, hours after it was struck by U.S. missiles, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft “took off from inside the ...

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strikes against Syria

Apr 8, 2017

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strikes against Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS ...

Trump saw Syria gas attack as test of mettle before globe

| Apr 7, 2017

Trump saw Syria gas attack as test of mettle before globe

U.S. President Donald Trump and his advisers saw the chemical attack in Syria as a test of his mettle as adversaries around the globe size up the new administration. Trump, in public comments, highlighted the horrific images of Syrian children gassed to death by ...

Apr 4, 2017

Alleged gas attack kills 35 in rebel-held Syrian town

Warplanes carried out a suspected toxic gas attack that killed at least 35 people, including several children, in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said those killed in the town of Khan ...