Russia has reportedly boosted military spending despite sanctions

Apr 24, 2017

Russia has reportedly boosted military spending despite sanctions

Russia became the world’s third-largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, while global expenditures meanwhile rose for the second straight year, according to a study released Monday. Russia spent $69.2 billion on defense in 2016, a 5.9 percent rise ...

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis makes visit to strategic Djibouti

Apr 23, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis makes visit to strategic Djibouti

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington’s only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 U.S. soldiers and contractors, is vital to U.S. military ...

Apr 22, 2017

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said ...

Apr 22, 2017

Russian bombers detected off Alaska coast four times in recent days

The U.S. military says Russian military aircraft have approached the coast of Alaska four times this week, and U.S. fighter jets intercepted them twice. The military says the latest incident happened late Thursday, and that F-22 Raptor aircraft and Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters safely ...