NATO will be conducting its biggest military exercises in over 10 years starting in October, with a specific focus on battling Islamic State, allied commanders say. Forces will be deployed across the Mediterranean, and even Russia is invited to observe.
Russia’s strategic missile forces conducted drills in Moscow region to mark the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the iconic Topol missile system. The exercises showcased a unique innovative system capable of extracting missile fuel “from thin air.”
President Barack Obama took to his pulpit a day after the historic Iran nuclear deal was inked to sell Congress and the American people on the agreement. He also took the opportunity to stress that the plan prevents Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb.
The runway of a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Cyprus was shut down on Wednesday after two deadly Brimstone missiles fell off a Tornado aircraft as it was reportedly returning from a bombing run targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq.
The IAEA will have no problem monitoring uranium production in Iran, the problem will come when the agency is asked to look into things where they have no expertise like explosives, detonators, missiles, says former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley.
Despite mass protests, a key panel of Japan’s parliament has approved legislation concerning the deployment of the country’s troops abroad. If the bill gets the MP’s nod on Thursday, this may leave the country’s pacifist post-WWII policies in the past.
The US and world powers have struck a landmark deal with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, but the agreement faces tough obstacles ahead – particularly with Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates vowing to unravel it.