“If Israel is shaken and confused by a small number of Fajr-5 rockets, less than ten in eight days, how will it cope with thousands of rockets that will hit Tel Aviv if Lebanon is attacked?” he said.
Nasrallah says Hezbollah’s response to Israeli attack would dwarf Gaza rocket fire in Ashura, Islamic festival [...]
When President Obama called on the U.S. military to shift its focus to Asia earlier this year, Andrew Marshall, a 91-year-old futurist, had a vision of what to do.
Marshall’s small office in the Pentagon has spent the past two decades [...]
A Pentagon-sponsored report to Congress outlines the U.S. military’s new pivot to Asia and calls for adding attack submarines and Marines based throughout the Pacific to head off a future war with China.
The report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies presents three options based on impending cuts in defense spending. They include [...]
Amid a flurry of warnings that Lebanon and Hezbollah will be hammered in any new conflict, the Israeli military unveiled a new 120mm tank shell said to be able to penetrate reinforced targets, including in populated areas.
“Such a capability — to accurately target terrorists hiding inside homes — is believed to be crucial for [...]
“China must change its non-alliance policy,” he said. “We must consider forming alliances. Otherwise, in a future war with the U.S., we will not be able to politically or militarily counter America’s global alliance network just by ourselves.
“Without an alliance system of our own,” he said, “we will never be able to win.”
For years, the defense establishment widely assumed that Israel’s enemies – primarily Hezbollah and Syria – would avoid targeting Jerusalem due to the relatively large Arab population in the city, and the fear that Muslim holy sites such as the Aksa Mosque would accidentally be hit.
“That is no longer the case,” a senior IDF [...]
Hezbollah and Hamas are just some of the challenges Israel could face in the coming year of 2012. With Iran continuing what appears to be an unstoppable race towards obtaining nuclear weapons, 2012 appears to be turning into the year which might be the last chance to stop the Ayatollahs from obtaining the bomb.
If the United States continues to underestimate Russia it will be a gigantic mistake.
The Cold War is not over. Anyone that runs around saying that does not know what they are talking about. The top politicians and military leaders in Russia do not view us as a friend at all.
If Russia was ever [...]
Should another war happen, we believe that it will be even larger and bloodier than the 2006 conflict. Our judgment is based on extensive field research in Lebanon covering the military preparations of both sides and analyzing their own assessments of the likelihood and nature of a future war. Over the past five years, we [...]
China’s aggressive assertion of maritime controls over the South China Sea is increasing the risk of a future war in Asia, according to an Australian think tank.
The Sydney-based Lowy Institute for International Policy said Chinese military activities in both South and East China Seas, combined with China’s growing demands for resources and greater assertiveness, [...]