Why the UK should not be involved with Syria

It’s all over the news. David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have cancelled whatever arrangements they needed to attend due to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in Syria. David Cameron has also recalled parliament for a possible vote on the Syrian issue. The...

List of British military vehicles in Afghanistan

British armored vehicles in Afghanistan have faced a lot of criticism during their stay in operational combat in the southern parts of Afghanistan. The British started its operational duties in October of 2001 with US and UK forces disrupting and effectively ousting the Taliban government and Al Qaeda out...

AMX-56 Leclerc – Main Battle Tank

The AMX-56 Leclerc is a French-made Main Battle Tank (MBT) built by Nexter. It entered service in 1992 and an improved Mk2 version entered service/production in 1998. The improvements were better equipped engine control systems and improved computer software. The French born tank has also been exported to...

6 killed after Mastiff fails to protect occupants

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reported that three British troops were killed and six other individuals seriously harmed after a large roadside bomb (IED) detonated and caused major damage to their Mastiff armored vehicle. The 23 tonne vehicle, which has been in operation in Afghanistan since 2006, is...

South Korea and US military drills end (“Foal Eagle”)

  The US and South Korea have wrapped up joint military drills that took place amid high tensions with North Korea. The two month operation called “Foal Eagle”, held annually, angered North Korea. It made threats after the U.S. flew nuclear capable B-52 bombers over South Korea and then...

Prime Minister of Syria is targeted in bomb attack

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has survived an assassination attempt after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus, reports suggest. However, it’s unclear as to whether the attack was planted on a nearby car, waiting for the prime minister’s convoy to pass it. The attack was targeted at...

US and China make landmark pledge on Korean de-nuclearization

The U.S. and China have made a landmark pledge on the  de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This comes as the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, has visited China with the agenda of pushing the North Korean issue. John Kerry said in a statement saying that China and the US were able “to...

US warns North Korea over missiles

President Obama has warned North Korea that the US would “take all necessary steps” to protect America and its allies, in a joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He has also urged China to do more in response to North Korea’s threats and actions over nuclear war. Meanwhile,...

North Korean missiles fueled and ready for launch

I’m writing this at a time where North Korea have warned foreigners to leave South Korea at the threat of “thermonuclear war”, all be it, from North Korea could be a very real threat. Although I posted an article stating that I didn’t think tensions would rise any further than beyond...

Why the UK should renew Trident (ICBM)

What many people don’t get about the Trident debate is the fact that the costs are not solely associated with the Trident II (D5) Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM). The reason why there is even a debate for a replacement is because the submarines that house the missiles are due to be...

North Korea is now in a ‘state of war’ with South Korea

Tensions have been evermore increasing on the Korean Peninsular, as the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) – a state run news agency run by North Korea – has run an article stating that North Korea is in a ‘state of war’ against South Korea. Although, in actual fact the war had never...

Pictures of the War Memorial of Korea

I took a little break recently and went to visit my girlfriend in South Korea, and with that said I took the opportunity to visit the War Memorial of Korea. I took a few pictures here and there of the tanks and they were mostly pre-1960’s tanks. Though there were a few modern items/vehicles there,...

Attacks leave 8 ISAF forces dead

In an amazing but sad story that has left 2 U.S. Marines dead and 6 AV-8B Harriers out of service after extensive damage. The Taliban attacked a mutli-national base in Afghanistan dressed in US army uniform. [16/09/2012] The main base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, that houses a garrison of 11,000-12,000...

US moves two warships towards Libya

The US has moved two warships, the USS Laboon and the USS McFaul to the coast of Libya. Both warships are equipped with deadly accurate Tomahawk missiles, however it is moreover thought that the destroyers will only be used in the event that an evacuation is required or if the insertion of a special...

FV107 Scimitar

The FV107 Scimitar, known as an armored reconnaissance vehicle has been in service for the United Kingdom since 1971, it is almost the same size as a WMIK Land rover and can transverse well over rough terrain as it is a tracked vehicle. The small beast is powered by a Jaguar 6 cylinder petrol /  Cummins BTA...

100,000 Syrians flee in August

According to the United Nations 100,000 Syrians have fled Syria in the month of August. How many have fled Syria in total from the start? The conflict which had started in March 2011 until now has caused up to 230,000 Syrians to flee into neighboring countries. These countries they are fleeing to are...

What if: Nuclear weapons scenario

Recently, I read an article on USATODAY stating that Iran having nuclear weapons should be a “no worries” response. The question that comes up in my head as I read that, is whether I agree with the authors assessment and in some ways I do and in some ways I don’t. But the situation is a...

Syria the next Libya?

Looking into the situation that has been occurring in Syria it is hard not to make comparisons on the reasons under which NATO had led attacks against Gaddafi forces in Libya. In this case you have a dictatorship who is attacking his own countries citizens to what appeared to have started as peaceful...

Should Iran be stopped?

Although a signatory of the Non-nuclear Proliferation Treaty, according to Israel, Iran is enriching uranium to be used in a weapon which could potentially reach Israel. There is also a question as to whether Israel also has nuclear weapons, although not a signatory of the Non-nuclear Proliferation Treaty....

Muammar Gaddafi killed

Muammar Gaddafi dead [10/20/2011] Gaddafi has been confirmed to be dead by several news agency sources and through videos footage. You can find information provided by Aljazeera on their website. After weeks of fighting over Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, he himself has been killed along with the NTC...

Riots in London, no protests

I usually wouldn’t write an article about this, but this has riled me up so much, I felt I needed to post something about this. These riots are happening close to home and they are actually moving closer to where I have a few relatives in the UK. So I felt, out of absence in maintaining this website,...

NOTW closed. News Corp under investigation by the FBI. Resignations ensue.

The headlines are filled with the scandal that took place in the UK. The The News of the World formally closed down on Sunday when News Corporation intervened and Rupert Murdoch ordered the closing of the 168 year old tabloid paper. The last paper to be made by editors of the The News of the World was...

Attack to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden

After the death of Osama bin Laden, by U.S. special forces under closed eye conditions without the permission of Pakistan’s government, the Pakistani Taliban vowed to avenge to the death of bin Laden. It didn’t take long. Today the BBC reported an explosion which took the lives of 80 people with...

al Qaeda: Osama bin Laden dead & body in US hands

The WhiteHouse and in a press release by President Barack Obama has reported that Osama bin Laden is dead, in a blog post on the WhiteHouse website titled “Osama bin Laden Dead”. During the Bill Clinton years and his office term, Osama bin Laden has been on the FBI most wanted list for terrorist...

Misrata under attack by cluster bombs

Cluster bombs according to a report by Humans Right Watch, have been used against the city of Misrata. It has come to attention since cluster bombs are used to strike large areas and are indiscriminate. NATO have been given the task to protect the Libyan people under threat by Col. Gadaffi under a UN...

Nuclear level raised to that of Chernobyl in Japan

In reference to a report submitted by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency¹ (NISA) the level of nuclear radiation has reached that of levels which are at its peak, level 7, the same rating the Chernobyl disaster was given in 1986. News [Updated]: 9.0 quake and tsunami piles onto Japan However in...

The United Nations (UN) and Libya, Western forces on the attack

The UN just recently passed Resolution 1973 on Libya essentially a resolution which allows UN members to protect the civilians of Libya at-all costs. 10 nations of the UN accepted the resolution while 5 nations abstained which included China (PRC), Russia, Brazil, India and Germany. – While the 10...

9.0 quake followed by massive tsunami hits Japan [Updated]

Japan has been hit by a massive Earth Quake which has been followed by an equally massive tsunami which has flooded the North East region of Japan. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the quake at 8.9 at 2:46 local time at a depth of 24 km. Reports have stated that the nuclear power plants in Japan...

Genocide in Libya [updated]

The Middle East has become a hot topic in what appears to be by media sources uprisings and somewhat revolutions taking place. Yet the more interesting factor is that they are working and this is attributed to the fact that Egypt, a country which was ruled for 30 years by dictator Hosni Mubarak suddenly...

Protests in Iran

Protests have hit the streets of Tehran again and in several other major cities in Iran where similar protests emerged with the election process taking place back in 2009-2010. We saw back then hundreds of thousands of people protesting in major streets and roads all around Tehran. Crowds as large as these...

Military mobilised in Egypt [updated]

Large protests have broken out in several Egyptian cities calling for President Mubarak to step down after 30 years of power. Egypt – 30 / 01 / 2011 — The military has been mobilised after large protests taking place in Egypt’s capitol, Cairo. The people of Egypt have called for the...

The rise of China and the issue that is Taiwan

As the Chinese President, Hu Jin-Tao has his three day state visit to the US in Washington this week it will become more apparent about the issues that are on the table with the rise of China and its more heightening military presence. Last week 25 members of the US senate signed a letter in support for...

The Chinese response on military build up

Defense secretary Robert Gates recently visited Beijing shortly after the release of the highly speculated leaked pictures of the J-20 aircaft. It is again speculated that the photos were released in conjunction with Mr. Gates visit however the reason is not known why. However it has further been reported...

Pentagon considers the cancellation of the EFV

The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), an armoured amphibious assault vehicle is under the prying eyes of the Pentagon today as it is considered for cancellation as Defense secretary Robert Gates has planned a cut in defense spending to meet a Pentagon operations spending reduction of $100 billion ($US)....

Opinion: Chinese J-20 Stealth Jet

The internet has exploded with the pictures of the Chinese J-20 stealth jet. Apparent pictures of this vehicle have been released unofficially and are making rounds across the internet. Determining whether the aircraft is real or not is something which some can only guess at. However graphics analysts and...

France confirms the sale of warships to Russia

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has confirmed the sale of 2 French warships of the Mistral Class amphibious assault ship. A ship of this class weighs at around 21,300 tonnes full load at a cost of $400 million (USD). This is subject to change as any modifications to the ship are likely to cost more....

South Korean military exercises and the bewildering threat of a “sacred war”…

In light of on-going tensions between the two Korean countries of the North and South on the Korean peninsula, the South have demonstrated military exercises in protest to the firing of artillery shells on the small island of Yeonpyang Island, though have only stated that these are regular military drills....

Obama announces a massive trade pact with South Korea

U.S. exports are to increase by $11 billion USD with an announced massive trade pact with South Korea, by the United States of America President Obama. Obama has stated that he has a goal of increasing and doubling U.S. trade exports over the next 5 years. This announcement comes at a time when tensions...

Iraq should have been North Korea

With recent events which have been taking place  in Asia, with 2 North Korean marines being KIA and 2 civilians along with injured on Yeonpyeong island. It makes you wonder, should Iraq have been North Korea? There were no weapons of mass destruction found as in the brief President George Bush gave at the...
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