War Archive

iranBroader Israel-Iran War would hit airports and ports for economic attrition

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The Iranian rocket attack and Israel response could be the first skirmishes in a potential war between Israel and Iran that could be big. It could involve Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It could spread across Syria and Lebanon. Israeli cities …

iranIsrael hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage of 20 rockets at Israel

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Israel attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in what the military said was the most extensive strike in the neighboring country in decades. The strike was carried out in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired …

gdpPutin prioritizing economy over military so is Ukrainian peace next to remove sanctions?

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Putin’s new budget is boosting major infrastructure spending by making deep cuts in military spending. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Russian military spending fell by 20 percent last year, the first major decrease in two decades. …

iranUSA out of Iran nuclear deal and economic sanctions are back on Iran

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and said he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately. National security adviser John Bolton reiterated Trump’s message: “We’re out of the deal, we’re out. …

asiaUS obviously not willing to fight over South China Sea, Taiwan

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Mark Valencia (writing at the Diplomat) finally admitted that it is s finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China over the South China Sea. China continues to militarize the South China Sea features it occupies …

asiaUS obviously not willing to fight over South China Sea, Taiwan

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Mark Valencia (writing at the Diplomat) finally admitted that it is s finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China over the South China Sea. China continues to militarize the South China Sea features it occupies …

iranIntelligence Minister Katz says Iran would give up nuclear program if pressured

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Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said Iran is even more vulnerable to sanctions and other pressure than North Korea because Iran doesn’t yet have nuclear weapons. Iran’s people are less cowed by their leaders and wouldn’t passively accept tighter economic sanctions. …

koreaSouth Korea thinks a peace agreement is North Korea is near

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South Korea sees a path to a peace agreement with North Korea and an end to the over 65 years old state of war with North Korea. The Korean War never officially ended. Hostilities were suspended for all of these …

futureIsrael and Iran war is near

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There are live maps of the situation in Syria at Syria.liveuamap.com. It tracks the multiple interlocking Syrian conflicts in real time and is used by the U.N. observers here on the Golan Heights. Thomas Friedman and others believe that Iran …

militaryNorth Korea-US is either denuclearization with maximum verification or War

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Austin Bay is a contributing editor at StrategyPage.com and adjunct professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He describes the North Korea situation as denuclearization with maximum verification or war. Trump versus North Korea, 2018 edition: The U.S. and …