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WHY TRUMP’S FIRST WAR IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A CONFLICT WITH NORTH KOREA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) attending a live-fire drill by a North Korean artillery unit near the eastern border with South Korea

Written by Daniel Lang; Originally appeared at SHTFplan.com

By now most people are completely desensitized to stories involving North Korea. One can only hear about so many blustering threats, missile launches, and state sanctioned executions, before those incidents are no longer surprising. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and most folks don’t really pay much attention to what’s going on in the Hermit Kingdom. That’s unfortunate, because they’re not paying attention as the Trump administration inches towards war with North Korea.

The first definite sign that the current administration was going to take a different approach to North Korea, was when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated emphatically last month that “all options are on the table.”


“Let me be very clear. The policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of di…

FRANCE NOTES ITS ARMED FORCES’ CRITICAL DEPENDENCE ON AN-124 RUSLAN AIRLIFT AIRCRAFT

The French Armed Forces are highly dependent on the An-124 heavy military transport aircraft.


Unloading of French military equipment in N’Djamena (Chad) from the An-124 of the Antonov Airlines in the framework of Serval operation against militants in Mali, 2013 (Photo: French Defense Ministry)

The article is based on this post by BMPD blog

On March 28, French deputy Francois Cornut-Gentille presented a report, anxiously describing the situation with air transport means of the French Armed Forces, the Air&Cosmos magazine reported. According to the magazine, Cornut-Gentille claimed that there is a high dependence on Russia and Ukraine in this field.

The report, which was presented at a hearing in the Finance Commission of the French National Assembly, noted that the French Armed Forces are heavily dependent on Russia and Ukraine, as well as on the An-124 heavy military transport aircraft, designed for strategic transportation. “It is a fact that Russians and Ukrainians control the trans…

NEXT PHASE OF OPERATION EUPHRATES SHIELD TO INCLUDE IRAQ – RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

According to the Turkish President, the next stage of Operation Euphrates Shield will be conducted not only on the Syrian territory, but also in Iraq.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: AFP)

The next stages of the Euphrates Shield operation, which had been recently concluded, would be broader and in addition to Syria would include terrorist-held territories in Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, speaking to the Turkish NTV and Star networks.

The Turkey’s leader described the military operation as the first stage of the country’s counterterrorism road map and added that expanded stages would follow.


The future operation will have “not [only] a Syrian dimension, [but] also an Iraqi dimension. There are the Tal Afar and Sinjar situations [in Iraq]. We also have kin in Mosul [Turkmens],” the Anadolu news agency quoted Erdogan’s words.

The Euphrates Shield operation was launched last August and carried out with support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The mai…