US President Barack Obama took the decision to send a special squad of 50 men to Syria, to carry out military training locally – aimed at annihilating ISIL. The American president has similarly deployed 3500 military instructors to Iraq. Obama's response to President Putin's operations is merely an attempt to create an alibi.
Iraqi Shiites demand from PM Haider al-Abadi to appeal to Moscow for help against ISIL. Meanwhile, the leader's arms are tied by the US's ultimatum - a cry for help to Moscow would mean a diplomatic break-up with Washington.
Reports that Syrian rebels have deployed American-supplied weaponry against Russian military hardware in the hands of President Assad's forces have prompted extensive speculation regarding a so-called 'proxy war' between the USA and Russia in Syria. Experts argue weather this is a possible threat or is the issue being exaggerated.
If the governments of leading EU nations were to prioritize military defeat of ISIL, rather than calling for Assad's ouster, their position would be far more closely aligned with the Kremlin's, than with the Pentagon's. One thing is clear, the US risks becoming irrelevant in the struggle against the ISIL.
Over the past five years there have been 42 instances of Swedish border incursions. Since the number of violations was up twelve times in 2014, Swedish government released the classified information to the public. The most frequent illegal crossings into Swedish territory have been made by the US.
US army admitted that New Syrian Opposition forces, trained by the US, got military armaments delivered by the allied forces to the al-Nusra Front, i.e Al-Qaeda, the terrorist rival of ISIL. It's not the first time this is done, as the US previously trained what they named moderate opposition in Syria.
The U.S. Patriot missile systems, which were prominently deployed on Turkey's border with Syria as a result of 'big bargainings' are being withdrawn. Germany is worried both for the lives of the soldiers on duty at these bases. However, it seems as if the United States and Turkey are still working together to forward their regional goals.
American media and international organizations of journalists expressed their objections to the recently published new guidelines in a US military war manual. Two months ago, the Pentagon released the “Law of War manual”, which enables commanders to treat journalists as “unprivileged belligerents.”
Dozens of South Koreans gathered in front of the US embassy on Monday to protest against the US-South Korean joint military drill, code-named Ulchi-Freedom Guardian or UFG. The police arrested 4 protesters.
Brandon Bryant, a former US Air Force drone sensor operator, described his experience conducting fatal aerial strikes as simple as "a video game” during an interview in 2013. Now the killer drones of the US military are more frequently seen in the South China Sea.