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Dozens of Saudi-funded mercenaries devastated in Yemen

According to al-Masirah Yemeni tv, Yemeni troops including their Houthi allies launched a mortar attack against a gathering of Saudi-funded mercenaries in the Dhubab district of the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz.

In two separate locations across Ta’izz province, the Yemeni forces artillery unit carried out attacks against pro-Hadi forces and killed an unspecified number of the mercenaries who were trying to advance in the province.

Dozens of the mercenaries also died or suffered injuries when Yemeni forces engaged them as they attempted to advance through the northwestern Hajjah Province.

Egyptian Army besieges ISIS in key Sinai village

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 A.M.) - The Egyptian Army launched a massive military operation in the Sinai Peninsula last month, targeting the so-called "Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham" near the Rafah border-crossing.

Over the last 72 hours, the Egyptian Army has managed to liberate several villages, while also killing tens of Islamic State militants terrorizing the local population in the Sinai Peninsula.

On Sunday, the Egyptian Army continued their military operation at the key town of Al-Mokatia, killing several Islamic State terrorists lurking around this area.


According to Egyptian Army activists, their forces encircled Al-Matkia and imposed a full-scale siege on the town in order to eliminate the last remnants of the Islamic State.

Syrian Army routes ISIS at Deir Ezzor Airport

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:10 A.M.) - The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another powerful assault at the Deir Ezzor Airport on Sunday, targeting the southern gates of this strategic military installation.

ISIS began the assault by launching two different attacks from two different axes, striking the Syrian Arab Army's defenses at both the Al-Jafra Farms and southern perimeter of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

According to a military source at the Deir Ezzor Airport, the Syrian Arab Army quickly repelled the assault at the Al-Jafra Farms after destroying an armed bulldozer and BMP tank with their anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM).


The military source added that the Syrian Armed Forces engaged the Islamic State terrorists for nearly four hours at the southern perimeter of the airport, killing more than 20 militants during the battle.

This latest attack on Sunday was the terrorist group's 3rd attempt this week to breach the Syrian Arab Army's defenses at the Deir Ezzo…

'It's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot some people': Meet Donald Trump's likely defense secretary

'You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them' The retired four-star general would need a waiver to be eligible as he has not been out of uniform for seven years Getty

Donald Trump has signaled that retired general James Mattis is a likely pick for the top job of secretary of defense.

Mr Trump called him "James Mad Dog Mattis" and told reporters he was "the real deal", tweeting praise about the retired general after an hour-long meeting on Saturday.

Mr Mattis served 44 years, rising through the ranks of Marine Corps, and led a task force into southern Afghanistan in 2001 as well as a Marine division during the Iraq invasion in 2003.


The four-star general was praised for leading Marines in the 2004 battle of Falluja in Iraq, described as one of the bloodiest of the war.

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THE U.S. NUCLEAR DETERRENT TRIAD. CAN THE U.S. AFFORD TO MODERNIZE IT?

The defense budget of the United States stands at roughly ten times the amount of its closest rival in real terms. With more than seven hundred military facilities around the globe, and direct and indirect armed interventions in a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa the armed forces of the United States are consuming vast amounts of money. When one adds in the significant amounts of waste inherent in the military industrial complex, the grand scale of the Department of Defense budget for 2016 in the amount of $521.7 billion has still left military planners and defense industry lobbyists bemoaning it as insufficient.

It has recently been argued that the advancements and achievements by both Russia and China in modernizing their military capabilities over the past decade have caught the U.S. military establishment off guard. This is up to debate; however, the fact remains that the only real potential adversaries of the U.S. have exponentially improved their military forces,…